Electrical price indices WG160 and WG162

  Some members felt that they were not compensated adequately for the changes in material prices and wage increases as the composition of the baskets of material used by Statistics SA to compile their indices were outdated. Download PDF  

ECA Bosveld Region charity golf day 2015

Invitation to participate The Bosveld Region of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and Vector magazine invite you to play, have fun and do business at this year’s golf day for ECA members, and suppliers of products and services to the electrical contracting and electrical installations sector. The proceeds of the golf day are […]

ECA Cape Town annual charity golf day

  The Region hosted its annual charity golf day at the Parow Golf Club on 20 February 2014 and the event, which drew 88 participants, was once again a great success. The fun day culminated with a prize giving and dinner for all the participants. This event would once again not have been possible without […]

CoC on a section of a premises

We always take a risk when we sign a Certificate of Compliance. But what do you do when the client wants to sell a property and asks you to issue a CoC for only part of the premises? The reason for this is usually that the client doesn’t have the money to fix up the […]

The funky Fiat Fiorino

  Many years ago, I owned a Fiat 1200 De Lux. The “De Lux” part meant that it was fitted with a heater, declinable seats, a chrome grill and a twin choke Weber carburettor. All of these were essential luxuries for a second-year apprentice – especially the reclining seats. It was quite fast in comparison […]

Retirement in the workplace

There is no legal requirement which stipulates retirement age, but the age generally accepted for retirement is 60 0r 65 years. When it comes to retirement, there are four situations you could face: You have an agreed age in place and the employee has reached this age. You adopt the retirement age of your retirement […]

Toets ‘n bakkie February 2014

  The bakkies of 2013 “Time flies when you are having fun” and as far as bakkies are concerned, 2013 was really a fun year! The year was full of upgrades, make-overs and also new bakkies! There were unfortunately no Luminas, but to compensate, there were a Trailblazer, a Ford 3,2 l Ranger and a […]

Amendments to the Main Collective Agreement

  We have now been informed that the amendments to the Agreement have been finalised and submitted to the Department of Labour for approval. The most important changes are summarised here. Wages The parties to the negotiations have concluded a three-year wage agreement as follows: 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2015: minimum wages to […]

Electrical tip: earth leakage circuit breakers

  The test button on earth leakage circuit breakers must be pushed regularly to ensure that the unit trips. Note that this test is intended to check whether the earth leakage unit is operating correctly, not to check its sensitivity. While overload circuit breakers are designed to protect the power distribution system, earth leakage devices […]

Highveld news

  I would like to welcome all our members back after the December break. I hope this year realises all your dreams and may your business see record growth! Please take note of the following meeting dates: Vaal: 4 March 2014; Wits: 12 March 2014; Highveld: 18 March 2014 and Northwest: 25 March 2014. We […]