Courses presented at Meadowdale Training Centre

The ECA(SA) training centre at Meadowdale has presented a construction electrical trade test; two electric fence installation courses and a Certificate of Compliance course. Construction electrician trade test Two groups of trainees working towards their Construction Electrician trade at the training centre at Meadowdale completed their courses (Modules 0 to 3 and Modules 4 to […]

“Pitfalls of project management”: Free webinar rescheduled

  Many attendees of the ECA(SA)’s live webinar, “The pitfalls of project management” were unable to attend or to log into the webinar session on 15 August 2017 due to a technical server failure. The webinar has therefore been rescheduled and will now take place on 30 August 2017, from 18h00 to 19h00. Lea Smith […]

Toets ‘n Bakkie: Back to basics

  Suzuki maak wat? Kan tog nie wees dat Suzuki ʼn bakkie vervaardig nie! Van kleintyd af onthou ek Suzuki-motorfietse en later so ʼn klein hardekwas viertrek en toe Suzuki-motors, maar ʼn bakkie… gedink dit pas net nie, veral in die kompeterende mark, maar nou ja, hier is hy in al sy glorie met ʼn […]

CoC course at Pretoria Branch

  The Occupational Health and Safety Act dictates that property owners be in possession of valid Certificates of Compliance (CoC). According to the act, the owner must, upon selling the property, provide the purchaser with a valid CoC on the date of registration of transfer. The seller is free to instruct a registered electrical contractor to […]

How to obtain a spoliation order

  Spoliation is the wrongful deprivation of another’s right of possession. The mandament van spolie, or “spoliation order” is a common-law remedy. Its purpose is to promote the rule of law and to serve as a shield against cases of “self-help”, where parties take the law into their own hands and exercise “power” which they […]

The real cost of labour in the electrical contracting industry

  Every electrical contractor must establish as accurate an estimate of the cost of a project as he or she can to determine the price at which they will do a job. This is called the tender price. The cost of labour is among the trickiest variables contractors must deal with. Material cost is fairly […]