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The History of our Constitution

MISA’s history dates back to June 1929, when a group of Journeymen met in Johannesburg to establish a Trade Union for the Highveld Region.

The first Motor Industry Trade Union was born.

April 1933 saw the formation of the Cape Motor Industry Employees’ Union.


On the 11th of December 1939, the two Unions became the Motor Industry Employees Union of South Africa (MIEU).


The inaugural meeting of the new name, MISA, Motor Industry Staff Association, was held on the 22nd of September 1949. By 1950 MISA had a membership of 110. 

MISA was officially registered as a Trade Union with the Department of Labour on 19 February 1951.

Today MISA represents more than 65 000 + members and remains relevant and ahead of the dynamic environment in which it operates.

Please download our Constitution for your perusal.   

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