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Automechanika South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry, targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Africa Region is set to return to the Johannesburg Expo Centre, NASREC, from 07-10 June 2022.

Automechanika Johannesburg is co-located with Futuroad Expo, sub-Saharan Africa's leading professional event for the truck, bus, and commercial vehicle industry, as well as Scalex Johannesburg, a leading platform for digital integrated solutions in supply chains and logistics.

MIBCO is proud to be an affiliated partner of Automechanika Johannesburg 2022 and will have an exhibition stand at the show. Industry stakeholders, employees and employers from the Motor Industry are encouraged to use the Automechanika platform and also visit the MIBCO stand where assistance will be on offer for new market entrants and registered businesses in the Motor Industry, on how to conform with industry sector regulations, as well as assist employees in the Motor Industry with substantive conditions of employment, remuneration provisions and social benefits (i.e. retirement funds; Sick, Accident and Maternity benefits; Holiday Pay Funds; etc.).

Exhibition and Sponsorship packages are now open. Contact Portfolio Director, Tracy Gounden on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


The Labour Relations Act provides for the self-regulation of Industries through the medium of Bargaining Councils. MIBCO is a Bargaining Council as envisaged in the Act whose mission is to create and maintain industrial peace and stability in the Motor Industry. It provides the following services to approximately 14 000 Employers and 182 000 Employees throughout the RSA.

  1. Forum and facilities for Collective Bargaining,
  2. Settlement of Labour Disputes,  
  3. Provision of Social Benefits for the upliftment of all persons falling within the Industry, i.e. Pension, Provident, Medical, Sick, Accident, Maternity and Holiday Pay Funds.

It consists of representatives from both Employers’ and Employees’ Organisations and has equal representation from both groups.

The Agreements negotiated by the Council are, where necessary, extended by the State to cover the entire Industry once satisfied that the Parties to the Council are in the majority. It is for this reason that all Employers and Employees falling within the Motor Industry fall under MIBCO’s jurisdiction.

As Bargaining Councils are not funded by the State, all Employers and their Employees pay a levy for the funding of the Council.

Full details of MIBCO’s Structure, Agreements, Benefits and Services will be found in this Guide.

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