PRETORIA | Tuesday, March 17, 2020: The Chief Executive Officers of major Original Equipment Manufacturers [OEMs]; together with a senior representative of Independent Vehicles Importers; and executive committee members of vehicle components manufacturers, met on Tuesday morning to discuss and reflect on the automotive industry’s collective response to COVID-19 and to consider the impact of some of the measures announced by President Cyril RAMAPHOSA on Sunday evening.

The automotive industry plays an indispensable transformative role that contributes directly to the sustainable development of the country’s productive economy.  The sector and its entire value chain is a major industrial and economic force that adds real value every day, by providing mobility; facilitating trade; creating sustainable jobs; moving people, goods and services; and by serving communities and creating prosperity for the people of South Africa.  In order to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the industry has decided to implement a number of measures to some of the industry’s standard operating procedures effective immediately.

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