Posts tagged as ECA

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 […]

What to do when an employee resigns

  Resignation is different from a mutual separation agreement where the employer and employee agree to end the employment relationship. It is also different from dismissal of an employee due to misconduct, capacity or operational requirements, among others. Points to consider when dealing with resignation: When your employee resigns, you should accept his resignation in […]

Calling up bank guarantees in demands

  There are a number of ways in which a party to a commercial agreement can secure the counter party’s contractual obligations. Security can take the form of guarantees, pledges and cessions in security, among others. Bank guarantees feature regularly, and are very often perceived as “standard” or “template” documents in respect of which little […]

Subcontractor options in the event of non-payment

  A contractor was awarded a tender by a municipality to construct low cost housing. The scope of the project was of such a nature that the contractor had to use additional subcontractors. The contractor concluded the agreement with the municipality and was responsible throughout the project for the obligations contained in the main agreement. […]

What is happening in the industry?

So much is happening in the electrical contracting industry that it is important that I try and keep members up to date. In the March issue of Vector I explained at some length what was taking place on a number of fronts, and in the April issue there was a report on the press conference […]


Members who are paying Skills Development Levies (SDLs) are reminded that they could claim back 50% of levies paid. This is on condition that they complete and submit a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) for 2012/2013 and an Annual Training Report (ATR) for 2011/2012 to the construction Ceta no later than 30 June 2012. Please note […]

Part Two

You have dismissed and employee at work unfairly, and then made a genuine offer to rectify the mistake. Your employee, on the other hand, refuses the offer. Labour appeal court (LAC) Kemp then appealed to the Labour Court and the issues were confined to the following: Whether the employee should have been awarded compensation at […]

Highveld news

    In a break with tradition, I am not going to say much this month. I am just going to place some photos here, taken at our last round of meetings. The photos are mainly about the handing over of Trade Test certificates to artisans who have passed at our Germiston training centre. Enjoy […]

Cliffy Davis

Cliffy Davis Born in Johannesburg in June 1945, Cliffy Davis grew up in Welkom and completed his education at Christian Brother’s College in that city. He then spent a year at the Army Gymnasium at the then Voortrekkerhoogte, Pretoria. He earned his provincial colours in soccer, baseball, softball and water polo, and represented the then […]

Electrical contractors to register with DoL

The Department of Labour (DoL) has stated in a letter to the Electrical Contracting Board (ECB) that it would take over from the ECB the function of registering electrical contractors in South Africa as of 1 June 2012. The DoL also requested that the ECB hand over to it the register of electrical contractors. In […]