Toets ‘n Bakkie: January 2013

Dirk Engelbrecht reports on the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show and the four-wheeled wonders on exhibit there… Download the Pdf

ECA(SA) elects new president

Following the ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Award, at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) on 14 November 2013, former president Dirk Engelbrecht stood down and Michael Straton of Port Elizabeth-based Straton Electrical was elected ECA(SA) president. Johnny Cunniff of Elkoin Electrical in Pretoria succeeded Straton as first vice-president. Straton is a member of the South Eastern Cape […]

2013 ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Awards conferred in six categories

From left are Mark Mfikoe, Standard Electrical; Clint Erasmus, Besamandla; Elrid Pillay, Brand Engineering; Dr. Gahmiet Aysen, Cato Ridge Electrical and Bazil Govender, Edison Power. As reported in our EE-News newsletter of 13 November 2013, the 2013 Presidential Excellence Awards of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa ECA(SA) were conferred during a formal banquet […]

National director’s report: 2013

Jill Godden The financial year ending 30 June 2013 saw the ECA(SA) focus its efforts across a broad area to discharge its mandate. Having joined the ECA as the new national director on the cusp of the financial year-end gave me insight into the range of activities and assisted me in developing a better understanding […]

2013 Employer of the year

KwaZulu-Natal-based Cato Ridge Electrical Construction received a total of three awards during the ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Award ceremony in November last year. One of these lauded the company as the ECA Employer of the Year. Packaging is separated into collection bags. Gardens feature indigenous plants only. According to Cato Ridge Electrical’s MD, Dr. Ghamiet Aysen, […]

Past president’s farewell message

Dirk Engelbrecht It was a privilege and a special experience to serve the members as president of the ECA. What an experience to get used to “roller coaster rides”, what an achievement it was to complete the rides without derailing! It was a year full of challenges but I must admit that, although our newly-appointed […]

Report of the National Contractual Committee

The revision of the Principal Building Agreement (PBA), the Nominated Selected Subcontract Agreement (N/S S/C), Minor Works Agreement (MWA) and the Contract Data and Preliminaries documents have been completed. Download the pdf

Annual Report: KwaZulu-Natal

I often hear members say “when construction is quiet, electricians are quiet.” To an extent, I agree… Download the pdf

Director’s report: Highveld Region

November 2012 to October 2013 was another tough year for most members but they all managed to hang in there… Download the Pdf

Debit pull discontinued

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced the discontinuation of the debit pull option as a means of paying SARS as of the end of October 2013. Debit pull transactions were discontinued for ABSA, FNB, Investec, Nedbank and Standard Bank account holders. Taxpayers are advised to set up a credit push payment option or […]