Posts tagged as ECA

Earthing and bonding courses

Three earthing and bonding courses will be presented at the ECA’s Meadowdale offices in July, August and September this year. The two-day course has been specifically designed for registered electrical contractors who want to deliver a more comprehensive service to clients and for electricians who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of earthing […]

How foreign persons obtain Wireman’s Licences in South Africa

In the tough times such as these, people from other countries are coming to South Africa to find a better life. This has become evident from the many enquiries from foreigners who wish to make application with the Department of Labour (DoL) to become registered persons. Registration criteria The DoL has set out the registration […]

How to install heated towel rails according to SANS 10142-1

Electrical contractors frequently want to know how a heated towel rail should be installed in bathrooms and how this is connected to the fixed electrical wiring of the installation. To ensure a compliant installation of heated towel rails, reference must be made to the national Wiring Code, SANS 10142-1: 2017 (Edition 2). Clause 7, “Special […]

How to tell which training providers are legitimate – and other FAQs

Lucas Bowles, regional director, East/South Cape, regularly compiles a list of frequently asked questions from the region’s members. The Regional Executive Committee then meets to compile the answers to these questions, and these are presented at members’ meetings. The questions asked by members in the East/South Cape are also asked by members countrywide and these […]

ECA amendment bill “void for vagueness”

Commenting on the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) amendment bill at a recent media briefing, Raymond Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) summed up the bill as “void for vagueness, terrible idea, failed idea, anti-progress idea and corrupt idea”. Rumours have been circulating that government has decided to scrap the amendment bill and […]