The Lawn mower association (The LMA) was formed in 1971 to promote the development of the Lawn Mower industry and generally to watch over and protect the interests of it's members. Since then the activities of the members has expanded to include sales, spares and repairs on various other tools and equipment types, subsequently being known as the OPPASA (Outdoor Power Product Association of South Africa) Divisions across the nation form regions in Gauteng, Kwa-zulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, representatives of these regions with the elected president, vice-president and treasurer form the National Executive Committee.
Management is in the hands of the secretary who in turn reports to, and carries out the instructions of the National Executive Committee. The National Executive Committee under the chairmanship of the National President is the policy making and highest authority of the Association.
The Association’s Code of Ethics promotes professionalism and high standard services by its members. Proposed workshop rates and minimum wages are collaborated and agreed upon by the associations members and made available to members. We believe that although we are separate entities we can grow together as one industry. Represents the tool and equipment industry in South Africa is growing on an annual basis.