Sisa

The Leadership

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The founding members form the board of directors of the organisation;

President: Sisa Mbangxa

Sisa is the founding member of APMMA, after numerous failed attempts to engage the automotive industry from 2009 – 2014 Oct, to discuss empowerment, transformation and inclusiveness. In Nov 2014 APMMA decided to lodge the complaint at the S.A Competition Commission for the consumers to be afforded their constitutional right to service, maintain and repair their vehicles at the workshops of their choice without losing manufacturers warranty.

Our Mission

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BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN INFORMAL AND FORMAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR WORKSHOPS

Vision

To be an integral part in the economic development of South African automotive sector by contributing to skills development, employment creation and poverty eradication, whilst being a united and fully representative organisation that contributes to a vibrant South African economy that heeds the call for transformation through the support of the SMME businesses.

Objectives

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Ensure capacity through skills development and training so our people can function optimally and sustainably.

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Ensure timely accessibility to resources like finance, information and infrastructure.

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Establish and strengthen stakeholders relations through promoting integrity of the sector.

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Monitor the performance of the sector and evaluate their impact.

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Identify gaps in the sector and fill those gaps.

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Advocacy and lobbying.

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To facilitate training including mentorship.

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To promote the interests of the sector.

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To create access to linkages, opportunities and markets.

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To assist in legal and business advice.

The Association

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APMMA has been conceptualised and established within a national economic development effort of policies and strategies that the government has developed and is implementing to deal with challenges facing South Africa.

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It is a Not for Profit Organization that was conceptualised by a group of Gauteng-based entrepreneurs. It was formed in 2009 to represent and be the voice of previously and presently disadvantaged artisans in the automotive sector specifically the panel beaters, spray painters, motor mechanics and welders. APMMA was formed and registered as a result of collaboration amongst the informal business owners in townships due to difficulties and challenges they faced on a daily basis for survival. Primarily the organisation is comprised of SMME business owners which are panel beaters, spray painters and motor mechanics. Organisation has since spread in many parts of the country including Rural Areas.

OUR KEY FOCUS

The key focus of APMMA is to create an environment in which panel beaters, spray painters, and motor mechanics of all sizes can thrive, expand and be competitive locally, nationally and internationally. APMMA will strive to ensure that the above category in the automotive sector plays a constructive role, within the context of the South African economic growth in line with the national agenda to promote the development and transformation goals. The group began operations such as stakeholders’ consultations. In compliance with the NPO Act No.71 of 1997, the organization has a constitution that guides its activities.

A female mechanic is working under a bonnet of a car in a garage repair shop. She is wearing blue overalls.  She is looking proudly  to camera.

Testimonial

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