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MIWA members in the community

From exciting workshop openings to community initiatives – get the lowdown on what workshops are up to...

Congratulations to Christopher Radloff, previously at Ian’s Auto in East London, who was recently recruited by Halls Speed in Midrand to be part of the Dakar Rally team, building Toyota Dakar bakkies (or Rally Raids, as they are known) from scratch. Christopher’s skill took him to Saudi Arabia, where he worked with the winning team that assembles vehicles before stripping them so that they can be returned to South Africa. Since then, he has taken part in two more events in South Africa. Christopher’s mother, Carol, says she is very proud of her son, but not surprised: Christopher “has always been a petrolhead”, and never looked back after studying at Port Rex College and then joining the family workshop.

We’re very proud of the MIWA Eastern Cape members who took part in our Mandela Day celebrations. In keeping with our theme, ‘Do what you can with what you have and where you are’, we encouraged workshops to offer free light checks to passing traffic at busy intersections. Motorists were also able to purchase lightbulbs from Midas if they needed them; a touch that was much appreciated in our current season, when early nights make for poor visibility and dangerous driving. Congratulations to the five workshops that took part in this initiative and a big thank you to Teresa and Cliffie for driving the initiative

Bosch is currently hosting a series of informative events themed Bosch Decoding Tomorrow in venues throughout the country, focusing on topics such as future training, equipment, loyalty programmes, potential franchise opportunities and Bosch parts, as part of the company’s roadshow. The event held in Cape Town was very interesting and informative for suppliers and workshops alike.

We’re excited to welcome DICP to the RMI family. Offering services, repairs and performance checks, this Durban-based workshop commemorated its opening on 2 July with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, treating guests to free diagnostics, 101-point checks and dyno runs. We wish them everything of the best and extend a warm MIWA welcome to the family.