Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The AIDC welcomes the return of Automechanika to Gauteng

Marketing and Events Co-ordinator Matema Masemola, Acting CEO Jameel Chand and Business Development Officer Rirhandzu Khoza at the AIDC stand at Automechanika 2022. 

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is once again participating in Automechanika Johannesburg , as  a sponsor and exhibitor.  The AIDC as the Gauteng province’s implementing agency for the automotive sector has  partnered with Messe Frankfurt to render the Johannesburg leg of this trade  fair a success.  The AIDC has participated in all previous events.

Automechanika Johannesburg 2022,  was officially opened by the “Captain’s of Industry  Breakfast with the AIDC as one on the hosts .  The purpose of the event was to  officially welcome the Executives of Messe Frankfurt SA   as well as captains of industry to  this year events.

The Acting Group Chief Executive of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency ,  Simphiwe Hamilton,   representing Gauteng MEC  for Economic Development,  welcomed the guests highlighting the significance of this event on fostering collaborations that will contribute to the realisation of the SAAM 35 objectives.   

This year is a first live event following a 2-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Acting CEO of the AIDC Jameel Chad said  “ It is good to  be back out here again, we are ready to form  new relationships with stakeholders in the sector while reigniting old ones.  The AIDC has various  well established programmes including incubation, skills development and training, townships hubs and supplier development.  The  development of infrastructure for  Electric Vehicles in Gauteng  is a priority for us and we are leading the narrative in that regard. “  Chand says he confident that participating in this year’s trade fair will have an impactful outcome.

The Chairperson  of the AIDC   Board, Refilwe Letwaba as well as the chairperson of the GGDA  Board , Sibongile Vilakazi also supported the event.

Automechanika features  manufacturers from across the automotive sector, including parts  and  components, repair and  maintenance, electronics, accessories, car wash, care and  reconditioning, management, and  digital solutions as well as tyres and  wheels, safari and off-road vehicles. This years trade show will run from the  7th to the 10th of June with the AIDC exhibiting at  stall 6E16 at the Johannesburg EXPO centre in Nasrec. 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Welcome Musa Khosa : Our new front Man


Name of the employee: Musa Khosa

Position: Receptionist and Switchboard Operator

Department: BSS

Start date: 1 June 2022

Musa Khosa hold a National Diploma in Tourism ManagementMusa brings with him over  three years’ of experience and has been with several companies in the hospitality industry as receptionist.Please let’s give him a warm welcome to the AIDC family.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

April 7 is World Health Day.

 The unparalleled value of good health is celebrated on this day.. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), physical, mental, and emotional well-being is promoted and celebrated all over the world on this day. This day is all about creating awareness for the health issues of the needy and the less fortunate in poor regions around the world, as well as reminding us to be grateful for our health and to better take care of ourselves.

Mental health is often most neglected, owing to our stressful lifestyles. So mediation and therapy are greatly encouraged. Of course, you are what you eat, so the meals of the day and restaurant promotions are all about maintaining a balanced diet. The Wellness Team urges you, on this World Health Day, to reflect on your own health.