Roy Cokayne
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21 Dec 2020
7:03 am

Clampdown on cars

Roy Cokayne

An estimated 300 000 vehicles sold unlawfully in SA.

Photo for illustrative purposes. Twitter/@SANRAL_za

South Africa’s automotive industry, in conjunction with the SA Revenue Service (Sars), police and law enforcement agencies, is intensifying its efforts to address the scourge of illegally imported vehicles in the country. National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) CEO Mikel Mabasa said an estimated 300 000 of the 12.7 million vehicles on South Africa’s roads are illegally imported vehicles. Mabasa said Naamsa is deeply concerned about the impact of these grey vehicle imports because they without a doubt displace new car sales. “To put this into perspective, the monthly average new vehicle market for 2020 is 28...