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EWSETA-accredited MV course to be presented at Meadowdale

The ECA(SA) will present a medium-voltage theoretical course over five days from 27 to 31 May at the association’s Meadowdale, Germiston offices for those who are interested in doing MV operations. Two days of the course will be off-site. Applicants must have passed the Electrical Trade Test or have five years’ experience in the electrical […]

Sick benefit fund committee’s statement on sick benefit subsidies

The Sick Benefit Fund Committee for Region A and Region B would like employers to note that the subsidy in relation to contributions to the National Sick Fund will be strictly applied. The main collective agreement requires that employers pay over contributions to the Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry by the 15th day of the […]

Excellence in electrical contracting celebrated

The Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa (ECA) celebrated its members’ achievements at the seventh ECA Presidential Excellence Awards at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng, on 15 November this year (view the photo gallery here). The finalists in the category, Installation of the Year – Industrial, sponsored by Comtest, […]

eCoC available to members

The ECA(SA)’s new electronic CoC is available to members. It replaces repetitive entering of the same information and the uncertainty of what to fill in where. These and the search for numbers and information are now done on the contractor’s behalf. With the electronic CoC, you only need to enter the site information and technical […]

Trainees complete trade tests at Meadowdale

Two groups of trainees working towards their Construction Electrician trade at the ECA(SA) training centre at Meadowdale completed modules 0 to 3, and modules 4 to 6 on 3 November. They are: (back) Angie Mkhomazi (ECA regional training officer); Thabang Providence Radebe; Nhlanhla Mahlangu; Neo Botsi; Mokoena Morena Jackson; Cary Theys; Tanga Gubombi; and Given […]

Three new judges for Presidential Excellence Awards 2016

  The ECA(SA) is once again hosting the prestigious Presidential Excellence Awards event to celebrate its members, their workmanship, as well their dedication to the industry. Because of the overwhelming response received last year in terms of entries, it was decided to invite more judges to the current panel. This article introduces three of these […]

Mutual termination of employment in terms of a settlement agreement

  Clauses in employment agreements in terms of which the services of the employee can be terminated with certain notice periods are quite common. As we know, this is no simple matter and the Labour Relations Act requires a due process to be followed which could, for instance, be a disciplinary or a retrenchment process, […]

Is it legal to “trap” employees suspected of theft?

  Have you ever wondered if you’re allowed to trap an employee you suspect of stealing from you? The short answer is yes, but you will have to do it lawfully or else you will lose your case. Misconduct such as theft is by its very nature not easy for employers to identify, simply because […]

The electrical contracting industry pension fund: to be or not to be a member

  There has been an increase in the number of members wanting to know why they have to belong to the industry pension fund and why it is not possible for them to resign from the fund. The Board of Trustees of the Electrical Contracting Industry Pension Fund (Cape) regularly receives applications in this regard […]