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Who is the RMI?

With a membership of 7 500, the RMI provides a very effective collective voice that gives members considerable clout in negotiating better trading conditions. As the lead voice in the motor industry, the RMI is a member-driven organisation that constantly seeks solutions to concerns raised by members in the day-to-day running of their businesses. Members' needs are serviced through six regional offices, manned by 83 professional staff. In addition, the RMI is the major employer representative of the Motor Industry Bargaining Council, playing a significant role in labour negotiations as well as the industry's social benefit schemes, dispute resolution processes and exemption procedures.

Objectives of the RMI
  • To promote, protect and encourage the interests of members and the motoring public by setting and maintaining proper standards of service and ethical trading conditions in the industry.
  • Facilitates the settlement of labour disputes between members and their employees by conciliation/mediation/arbitration.
  • Regulates relations between members and their employees and/or trade unions and protects and furthers the interests of members in that regard.
  • Promotes, supports or opposes when necessary, any proposal, legislative or other measures affecting the interests of members.
  • Affiliated with, and participates in the affairs of other bodies sharing common interest with RMI members i.e. NAAMSA, NAACAM, SABS, DoT, Busa, Nedlac, SAPIA, DTI, etc.
  • To maintain high standards of business ethics and service delivery to the motoring public by members of the RMI, and where necessary provide upliftment programmes to improve the knowledge and professionalism of members.
For more information on the RMI click on "About the RMI" above.
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Renewable energy to power BMW’s Rosslyn plant

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October 29th, 2014


Rental and leasing companies announce Volkswagen as their number one Brand

Volkswagen has been announced as the best motor manufacturer in rental and leasing by the members of SAVRALA (South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) for the fifth consecutive year. ...
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October 29th, 2014


A time for action

 South Africa faces many challenges – labour instability foremost among them.  Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the RMI, argues that it’s time for NEDLAC to take action…   The automotive community ...
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October 28th, 2014

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Workshops receive MIWA grading

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October 28th, 2014

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2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year Finalists announced

The Finalists for the 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY) competition were announced during a thrilling reveal event at the Inanda Polo Club in Johannesburg. Hosted by WesBank, ...
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October 28th, 2014

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1 in 3 young drivers admit to ‘selfies’ while driving

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October 28th, 2014

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9 SA Drivers head to Rotax world finals in Spain

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October 28th, 2014

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Harley-Davidson revs up in support of Men’s health

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October 27th, 2014

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa supports fleet owners in educating truck drivers about wellness

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October 27th, 2014

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