We launched the Car Dealer Awards to find the best people and the best businesses in the South African automotive industry.

With your help, we’ve received hundreds of nominations so far, and for that; we’d like to say thank you.

Many were so heart-warming, that it just didn’t makes sense to keep them wrapped up – we decided to shine a light on them to celebrate the goodness in South Africa’s automotive industry.

So look out for Feel-Good Fridays, we’ll be running these articles often, because people who do good things should be recognised.  Be sure to sign up for positivity updates.

George Mienie,

CEO, AutoTrader

Durban North Auto Say they are blessed with the best people.

This week Michael McManus nominated 3 of his team for really going above and beyond.

“Billy Hall-Jones is my right hand man. He does everything from sales through to marketing and advertising.”

“Chantelle Kasegelu started as our receptionist and has been so incredibly loyal. We’ve helped to train her to now being our F&I Manager.”

“Simon Makhubela has been with us almost from the start – 9 years! He has been an asset for years.”

Celebrating 3 generations in the trade.

This week Edrich Pretorius nominated his own father Edrich Pretorius SNR from Bakkie Centre

“My father has been in the trade 40 years, took over from his father. He is still working in the business everyday, making sure we get the right stock for our customers. He brings years of experience to the business.”

Ameenah honours Ashruf from MYAA Auto for being a brilliant boss.

Ashraf Abdurahman started MYAA Auto almost 13 years ago in Cape Town. He has lead MYAA Auto to become a top dealership in Cape Town, a household name amongst communities.“.

Ameenah added, “although being the owner, Ashraf is at the dealership everyday and motivating his employees to get cars out the door, averaging +60 sales a month. Surely his best is yet to come.”

Good people doing good things.

Great Customer Service from Cars4Africa.

We work really hard to understand what our customers want and provide them with the best possible customer service” – Schelton Daniel

Anne Marie thanked by Hyundai Sandton for hard work. 

“Anne-Marie has never made a single stock take mistake – always perfect. Always first in/last out of the business” – Gary Herbert

Top Customer Service at 4Stroke Holding Pty Ltd.

“Our ethos is based on trust, integrity and super customer service. We pride our self going the extra mile to put a smile on each and every customer’s face. This is where we believe we distinguish our self from the competition.” – James Redelinghuys

Welcome to Eastvaal Motors Group Phillip!

“Phillip has not long joined the business and has been doing a fantastic job on really staying in touch with what is happening in the market and driving used sales forward.” – Naylor Kryger

Nominate South Africa’s finest businesses & the people that drive them.

Nominate a Dealership.

Who’s got customer service front of mind? Who looks after their employees?  Is there a dealership that’s supporting the community?

Nominate a Person.

Has someone in your dealership or in another dealership impressed you?  Is someone giving it their all to make car buying fun, easy and professional?

Nominate a Rising Star.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for all of their effort and hard work?

Nominate an OEM brand.

Tell us what brands stand out and why.  Who’s making the effort to make vehicle buying simple?

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We're on a mission to give recognition to people who do good things, because doing good makes you feel good.

Show off the people behind your business and share the culture of your business.