NADA Newsletter | The Dealers’ Voice | September 2021

Welcome to the September NADA Newsletter. Spring has sprung, a season of new beginnings and hopefully good news. This month has been a busy one for NADA, starting with the regional annual general meetings at the end of August culminating with the annual meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in September.

Many dedicated motor vehicle dealers and executives give up their valuable time to serve on the NADA structures in so doing ensuring that the key critical issues impacting the retail motor vehicle dealership business environment are proactively addressed for the joint benefit of all motor vehicle dealer members. Your assistance and support during one of our most trying periods in the motor industry and South Africa is greatly appreciated.

We are also pleased to announce that the following persons have been elected to serve on the NADA NEC. Congratulations to you all. Thank you in advance for your service to the members, the industry in general and we look forward to working with you all during the two-year terms from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2023.

The following people comprise the NADA National Executive Committee:

Mark DommisseChairperson
Marcia MayabaVice Chairperson
Alex BoavidaVice Chairperson
Derik ScorerSenior Vice Chairperson
Trevor GordonConvenor of the NADA Labour Forum
Bernita De GennaroCompliance Representative (co-opted member)
Brandon CohenLegal Representative (co-opted member)
Ilze BothaTraining Representative (co-opted member)
Marcia MayabaTransformation Representative (co-opted member)
Bruce AllenMotorcycle Representative (co-opted member)

Regional NADA representatives

ChairpersonVice- ChairpersonRegion
Andrew ThompsonSandra SinghKwaZulu-Natal
Mark DommisseAlexandra BoavidaCentral
Martin van den BergGino De CrescenzoFree State / Northern Cape
Trevor GordonLindsay BouchierEastern Cape
Jo-Ann LeunerMark AfricaWestern Cape

Dealer Council Chairpersons

Roland EggerAudi
Luke DreyerBMW
Gert Prinsloo / Graeme WoodMercedes-Benz
Reiner StuckyMitsubishi
Bradley ScorerFiat / Chrysler / Alfa
Ward HuxtableFord
John LandeyMazda
Mike Hall-JonesGeneral Motors
Suraiya NaidooHonda
Darren GrayJaguar Land Rover
Geoff GrayNissan
VacantPeugeot / Citroën
Justin LewisIsuzu
Andre VenterSuzuki
Ryan SeeleToyota
Vic CampherVolvo
Charles BaileyVW
Peter EnglishUD Trucks

NADA will, through its ongoing endeavours and achievements, continue to pursue its vision of contributing to the long-term sustainability and growth of the retail motor vehicle dealer businesses.

NADA also held a live webinar early in the month, that was hosted by Mark Dommisse, Marcia Mayaba and Alex Boavida entitled Predicting the Unpredictable. Guest speakers shared fascinating insights on market expectations, the Guidelines for Competition in the Automotive Aftermarket, the global stock situation as well as the resurgence in the used car market. For those of you who missed this informative and insightful webinar or would like to revisit the webinar, click here to view the session.

The NADA DSI Survey results were released this month following its interruption in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021 a total of 39 independently researched brands formed part of the survey. A total of 1,223 completed responses were received, 1,054 of these responses were from Passenger / Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) dealerships and 169 were from Commercial Vehicle dealerships.

It is encouraging to see that, over the past 25 years, the NADA dealer survey has become a reliable and respected tool to identify any potential issues impacting the working relationship between dealers and their respective manufacturers/importers. Thank you to all the dealers that participated in the survey and to all those that helped make the 2021 NADA DSI research such a resounding success.

Finally, and importantly, please continue to maintain strict Covid-19 risk mitigation protocols at your dealerships and encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated ahead of the predicted Fourth Wave so as to limit future economic fallout and unemployment, which are already at crisis proportions.

Best wishes

Gary McCraw

National Director