The Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa (MIOSA) and the South African Automotive Industry Code of Conduct (Code) was accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry on the 3rd October 2014. The Code was published in the Government Gazette on Friday, 17 October 2014, Notice 817, Government Gazette No. 38107(3) and as such has become a Regulation of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 and contributions payable to the MIOSA are now a legal requirement from the Automotive Industry.
The Automotive Industry as defined in the Code means: importers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, franchisors, franchisees; suppliers ,and intermediaries who import, distribute, produce, retail or supply passenger, recreational, agricultural, industrial, or commercial vehicles, including but not limited to passenger vehicles, trucks, motor cycles, quad cycles , whether self-propelled or motor an internal combustion propelled engine for a boat, or import, distribute, manufacture, retail or supply any completed components and/or accessories to such vehicles, and/or renders a related repair or replacement service to consumers in respect of such vehicles; and trailers, and anyone who modifies, converts or adapts vehicles.