Mandie

Hallo Deon, and everyone else involved!

I apologise for only being able to get the attached through to you today. We have had severe internet connection and email server problems.

Perhaps this was actually meant to be, as just this past Thursday, I received a call from a grandmother in Bloemfontein.

Her granddaughter, who is 9 years old, has a very rare type of cancer. She comes to Bloemfontein for her treatment. The little girl is finding it increasingly difficult to walk, and the family has been unable to find an organization who can help.

Well, Granny saw the newspaper article, and someone from within your group, gave her my telephone number. We are SO glad that you did!

 

Friday, we packaged and couriered a child wheelchair to this little girl, and the family will be registering with us as another LFCT Family. They should have the wheelchair delivered either tomorrow or Wednesday.

I thought you might like to know about this particular case, as it is all because of YOU.

Thank you so very much again. The letter of thanks attached, cannot possibly express the gratitude of a Grandmother who now has a wheelchair for her granddaughter, whose life will be made a lot easier because of your amazing efforts.

We are still planning on doing Bag of Hope in Universitas in mid-October. As soon as I have dates and details confirmed, I will send the information, and what you could possibly assist with, through. We would LOVE for you to be involved hands-on with what we do

May you all be truly blessed, in your own families, and businesses.

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Mandie

Persvrystelling R150 000 skenking vir kinderkankerlyers

Dit is alombekend dat Motor Paneel Herstelsentrums (MPH’s) voertuie wat in ongelukke was, weer skitterblink herstel. En nou het hulle ook ʼn herstellende rol in kindertjies se lewe gespeel.

Die Auto Escalate inisiatief is ʼn welkome verandering rakende billike en regverdige sakepraktyk tussen MPH’s en Verskeringsmaatskappye. Hierdeur onderneem versekeringsmaatskappye om ʼn outomatiese tariefverhoging gebaseer op die jaarlikse loonverhogings soos gepubliseer in die Staatskoerant, elke jaar op 1 September toe te pas.

Hierdie belangrike mylpaal is verlede Vrydagmiddag met ʼn glansgeleentheid gevier waartydens MPH’s, versekeraars, nuwe motor handelaars en verskaffers aan die industrie van die Vrystaat- en Noord-Kaapstreek in die gemeenskap teruggeploeg het. ʼn Fenomenale donasie van R150 000 is aan Little Fighters Cancer Trust geskenk. Little Fighters Cancer Trust is ʼn organisasie wat hulle toespits op die behoeftes en drome van kinders met kanker.

Die CRA (Collision Repairers Association of SA) van die Vrystaat/Noord-Kaap het die fondsinsamelings-projek gedryf en bedank al die rolspelers vir hulle bydraes wat die skenking moontlik gemaak het.

Die CRA (Collission Repairers Assosiation of SA) in die Vrystaat en Noord-Kaap onderneem om die Auto Escalate inisiatief jaarliks te herdenk met ʼn aansienlike geldelike skenking aan ʼn verdienstelike liefdadigheidsorganisasie.

CRA FS/NK bedank die volgende donateurs:
Goud
• BASF
• Lindsay Saker VW Bfn
• Marouns
Silwer
• ABSA
• ABS
• Audi Centre Bloemfontein
• Auto Niche
• BFN Multi franchise
• Grandmark
• Honda / Mahindra BFN
• Human Auto
• IMA
• Mag Repairs
• Imperial GM
• Santam

Brons
• Aon
• Bloem Bakkie Linings
• C&F Motor Spares
• Central Nissan
• Dup’s Towing
• Exact Towing
• Goldwagen
• Glasfit
• Hollard
• Hyundai Bloemfontein
• Indwe
• John Williams
• Landmark
• Moto-Inn
• OFS Car Breakers
• Oranje Toyota
• PG Auto Glass
• Silverton radiators
• Mev. Fredrie van der Merwe

CRA donateurs:
• Auto Body Worx
• Auto Renew
• Auto Vision
• B&H Paneelkloppers
• Dent Doctor – BFN
• Dent Doctor – Kimberley
• OFS Paneelkloppers
• PC Struwig
• Perfect Paneelkloppers
• Pokwani Paneelkloppers
• R&G Paneelkloppers
• TC Paneelklopper
• Thompson’s Paneelkloppers
• Triomf Paneelkloppers

MPH’s en top Versekeraars sit uiteindelik om dieselfde vuur.

Die baanbreker Auto Escalate inisiatief

Die Auto Escalate industrie inisiatief beëindig jarelange verdeeldheid oor billike arbeidstarief en jaarlikse aanpassing tussen Motor Paneel Herstelsentrums (MPH) en Versekeraars.

Gegrond op billike en regverdige besigheidspraktyk, onderneem die betrokke partye om jaarliks op die 1ste September ʼn outomatiese arbeidstariefverhoging toe te pas. Die persentasie verhoging is gegrond op die jaarlikse loonverhoging soos in die staatskoerant gepubliseer. Die datum stem ook ooreen met die instelling van jaarlikse loonverhogings in die motorsektor.

Danksy hierdie inisiatief kan die industrie jaarliks, sonder konflik, gereguleerde aanpassings maak en sodoende toesien dat regverdige lone en arbeidstarief betaal word.

Die Auto Escalate inisiatief, ʼn eerste vir die industrie, word ondermeer deur twee van die grootste versekeraars in Suid Afrika ondersteun. Dit word deur die Collision Repairers Association (CRA) gedryf wat tans 350 lede landwyd het. Die CRA beoog om die Auto Escalate inisiatief binne die volgende jaar ʼn industrienorm te maak.

Ter viering van hierdie baanbreker inisiatief, het Collision Repairers Association (CRA) van die Vrystaat/Noord-Kaap streek ʼn fondsinsameling gehou en ʼn aansienlike donasie aan ʼn verdienslike liefdadigheidsorganisasie geskenk. Die CRA het alle industrie rolspelers vir skenkings genader.

R150 000 is ingesamel en aan Little Fighters Cancer Trust geskenk wat kinderkankerlyers ondersteun.

CRA FS/NK bedank die volgende donateurs:
Goud
• BASF
• Lindsay Saker VW Bfn
• Marouns

Silwer
• ABSA
• ABS
• Audi Centre Bloemfontein
• Auto Niche
• BFN Multi franchise
• Grandmark
• Honda / Mahindra BFN
• Human Auto
• IMA
• Mag Repairs
• Imperial GM
• Santam

Brons
• Aon
• Bloem Bakkie Linings
• C&F Motor Spares
• Central Nissan
• Dup’s Towing
• Exact Towing
• Goldwagen
• Glasfit
• Hollard
• Hyundai Bloemfontein
• Indwe
• John Williams
• Landmark
• Moto-Inn
• OFS Car Breakers
• Oranje Toyota
• PG Auto Glass
• Silverton radiators
• Mev. Fredrie van der Merwe

CRA donateurs:
• Auto Body Worx
• Auto Renew
• Auto Vision
• B&H Paneelkloppers
• Dent Doctor – BFN
• Dent Doctor – Kimberley
• OFS Paneelkloppers
• PC Struwig
• Perfect Paneelkloppers
• Pokwani Paneelkloppers
• R&G Paneelkloppers
• TC Paneelklopper
• Thompson’s Paneelkloppers
• Triomf Paneelkloppers

BMW ‘ASTONISHED’ AFTER LOSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CASE

BMW won a court order 12 years ago against Grandmark over replacement hood, headlight, grille and front fender designs, but Grandmark appealed, arguing that the AD registration for such components is ultimately invalid – that BMW can’t claim a particular AD intellectual property for product shapes like headlights and fenders because parts they “are not judged visually but are dictated by function,” as opposed to the overall shape of the car (which BMW also registers). A bit of clarity: South Africa also allows for the registration of Functional Design, but car parts are specifically excluded – that’s why BMW registers parts under the AD provisions. The larger picture to all of this is that if Grandmark won, it would officially open the door to generic replacement car parts in this market.

After having been at this since the last millennium, the Gauteng North High Court has finally ruled in favor of Grandmark. The judge opined that car parts must be considered separately from the entire car, and says BMW needed to explain the “novel and aesthetic features” of the individual parts to uphold its claim to IP rights, which the judge felt BMW didn’t do. It was the judge’s opinion that the parts in question have “no features that will or may influence the choice or selection or have some individual characteristics which are calculated to attract the attention of the beholder.”

BMW was naturally dismayed by the ruling, and has said it will study it closely before deciding what to do next.

News Source: Business Day, Noseweek

Rates & Negotiations from Hollard

Dear Motor Body Repairer,

As you are aware Hollard has recently conducted an electronic review of the existing selected service providers.

There has been concerns raised by some of the Associations regarding the rates page and the limited scope.

This communication therefore wishes to clarify this area of the application process.

Firstly Hollard reserves the right to negotiate directly with the successful MBR. If you are selected as an approved repairer for Hollard and you have an existing contract, price negotiations will take economic factors into account including but not limited to CPI.

 

Regards

THE HOLLARD INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Hollard is an authorised Financial Services Provider
FSP no. 17698
Hollard Villa Arcadia, 22 Oxford Road
Parktown, Gauteng, 2193
PO Box 87419, Houghton, 2041
Tel: 011 351 5000
Fax: 011 351 5001
www.hollard.co.za

CRA CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS

SAICB WARNS AGAINST NEW VEHICLE THEFT TACTICS

The modus operandi of the criminals is to call the repairer, pretending to be a family member or colleague, and inform the repairer that they have been instructed to collect the vehicle on behalf of the client. The suspects obtain details of a specific vehicle at the repairer, including the amount outstanding that must be paid as excess. This amount is then paid into the account of the repairer and the suspects collect the vehicle ‘on behalf of the client’ or have it delivered to an address for the client, explains the SAICB. The SAICB said it was aware of nine instances thus far, two vehicles were recovered and three arrests made. Service providers must ensure that the correct owners/clients take delivery of these vehicles, and insurers should alert auto body repairers to this situation to prevent such crimes from taking place. “We suggest that you advise your preferred panel of repairers to request identification from the insured before handing over their vehicle,” the SAICB recommends. One insurer stated that it has had five SUVs and a luxury sports car stolen in this manner, while a vehicle tracking company confirmed five similar cases reported in April.

CRA teachs matric learners basic skills in the body and paint shop

IMG_1670The collision Repairers Association KZN  in partnership with DEPT OF EDUCATION Pinetown ,  have embarked on a project to teach matric learners basic skills in the body and paint shop.

12 Learners was selected from the Technical school to participate in this project. 

Training was done at Kansai Plascon training centre by  Stuart Parmenter and Shaun Petersen.  Entry level body and paint shop training was conducted on Health and safety , paint strip / body repair, primer mix and application, dry sanding, blending and masking, paint application , colour-ristics  and paint rectification process. 

On completion of training learners were employed at body shops. There will be a continuation of this project as employing skilled labour in the body shops is a challenge. 

Carol Lonsdale , Shaun Petersen from Kansai Plascon,  , Sanjeev  Mohanlal from  Auto Colour Centre , Stuart Parmenter , Malcom Groom From 3M , Chris Boaz from  Collision Repairers Association co-ordinated this project.  

Thank you to everyone involved in this project.

Mandatory Grant Training Manual April 2013

Dear Stakeholder,

Kindly find the necessary training manuals and explanations below to assist you with accurate and timeous submission of your Mandatory Grants  submissions for Year 14

Please note the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is the 30TH JUNE 2013, no extension , no late submissions

Further please note that you are requested to submit the normal WSP/ ATR as well as the new PPR/PTR (Pivotal Plan Report/Pivotal Training Report)


 

Pivotal training and planning is for all possible interventions as explained in the “what is a Pivotal Programme “ document

Kind regards

CRA

Download Documents:

Grant regulation 3 December 2012

Mandatory Grant Training Manual April 2013

merSETA 2013 SETA Grant Regulations Presentation Roadshows

merSETA SDF Registration Manual v1_Final April 2013

OFO Version 2012 & Data

Questions and Answers

WHAT IS A PIVOTAL PROGRAMME

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