News from the Pretoria region

  The Pretoria branch meeting on 6 March 2014 was very successful. Just over 170 people attended, representing 88 member companies. Representatives from about ten associate members promoted their products at the event. The main items for discussion on the agenda included the new plug and socket configuration (SANS 164-2); the issuing of Certificates of […]

Highveld news

  I am not going to say much this month, except to ask you to take note of the training which has been scheduled and the dates these courses will be run on. As indicated during the branch meetings, these courses will only be offered in the Johannesburg area, probably at the national office in […]

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and wage increases as the composition of the baskets of material used by Statistics SA to compile their indices were outdated.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 […]