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Motor Mechanics

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The motor mechanic programme comes at a time when the Competition Commission Guidelines for the South African Automotive Aftermarket which came into effect on the 1 July 2021. These regulations will promote competition in the automotive aftermarket and encourage market and economic access for previously disadvantaged backyard mechanics and auto body repairers in this sector.


There is a need to enhance not only technical skills but also the future skills required for keeping abreast with automotive technologies and improve the existing SMMEs in the fence line communities. The need for future skills in this project would be to help prepare the industry for the development of alternative fuels, electromobility, digitisation and autonomous driving

Intended Beneficiaries:

  • 32 Beneficiaries (9 Sasolburg, 14 Secunda and 9 Ekandustria)
  • Beneficiaries interested in studying motor mechanics at TVET colleges.
  • TVET College graduates who still need to complete a trade test.
  • Graduates interested in studying a qualification in alternative fuel technology.
  • Current motor mechanic SMMEs in the township

Opportunities for Employment:

  • Welder
  • Mechanical assembler
  • Maintenance technician
  • Service technician (home or businesses)


The programme supports the training of certified Motor Mechanics within the following scope:

  • Technical skills training in motor mechanics and future skills of the motor industry.
  • Entrepreneurship training.
  • Facilities and Equipment.
  • Business and technical development.
  • Funding.
  • Tools and support.
  • Coaching and mentoring.

The programme will run in 36 months cycles and will focus on:

  • Inspecting, diagnosing and testing vehicles.
  • Performing maintenance checks.
  • Repairing or replacing parts.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Tyre and glass (glaziers) fitment.
  • Auto spares.
  • All auto mechanics such as motor mechanics, heavy equipment mechanics, tractor and forklift mechanics and diesel fitters.
  • Panel beaters.

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