About the ECA (SA)

The ECA(SA) is the most influential members’ association for electrical contractors in South Africa. Registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act, the ECA(S)A has represented South African electrical contractors since 1948 and is firmly established as the ‘home’ of trusted electrical contractors. The ECA(SA) has a membership network of around 4 000 electrical contractors, which employs around 75% of the workforce employed within the electrical contracting industry.

Voice of the Industry

The ECA(SA) represents the interests of electrical contractors at many government and industry bodies including the National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry and the Electrical Industry Pension and Provident Funds. It provides input from its members and receives the latest developments first-hand and disseminates this information to members. It is regarded as the ‘voice’ of the electrical contracting industry by government supply authorities, consulting engineers, the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR), Eskom, and the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU). The ECA(SA) serves on the SABS Committee responsible for the Code of Practice for the Wiring of Premises.

Training

Providing training is one of the ECA(SA)’s key areas of expertise.

The training division provides:

  • Training on Modules 0 – 6 for Construction Electricians.
  • Refresher courses to prepare students for their trade tests; as well as a two-day practical evaluation of candidates to attain artisan status.
  • Skills development facilitation and submission of statutory training returns; Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR).
  • Registration of apprenticeship contracts with the Sector Education Training Authorities.
  • Free practical apprenticeship under the CETA Training Contract.

In addition, the ECA(SA) offers training courses at its national and regional offices, which include: Certificate of Compliance (Unit Standards); Certificate of Compliance Refresher course; SANS 10142-1; Earthing and Bonding; PV Solar; MIE Unit Standards; Installation Rules; Medium Voltage (MV); Specialised electrical installation codes (P1 and P2); Electric Fence System Installer course; Management of the Construction Site and Safety File; Labour Relations Act; JBCC Nominated/Selected Subcontract Agreement Edition 6.1 workshop; and Estimating and Tendering.

Advisory Services

With its immense pool of expertise, the ECA is well-placed to provide members with reliable advice on all aspects of running a safe, efficient and profitable contracting business.

Members have access to advice concerning matters relating to:

  • Technical
  • Contractual
  • Legal
  • Labour Legislation
  • Safety Compliance
  • Training

 Benefits of membership for members in good standing

  • Schedules of Rates
  • SANS 10142-1 at a reduced price
  • Annual Presidential Excellence Awards
  • Networking opportunities at members’ meetings
  • Regional offices in all major centres
  • Interpretation of legislation and regulations
  • Members’ portal on the website

For more information about membership, contact the ECA office in your region. All contact numbers are listed under ‘Contact Us’ or call the National Office on(011) 392 0000.

Marketing and Publicity

Presidential Excellence Awards

Since 2011, the ECA(SA)’s Annual Presidential Excellence Awards has showcased its members’ outstanding work in 14 categories. These awards, which have become an industry benchmark, recognise ECA members who have achieved the highest standards in the electrical contracting industry to which others can aspire. Finalists and winners of awards recognise the significant value that these awards add to their business, to staff morale and to their standing in the electrical contracting industry. For more information about the Awards, contact the organiser, Zinhle Ramashala on (011) 392 0000 or email zinhle@ecasa.co.za

Public Awareness

The Association’s pro-active marketing creates public awareness about electrical Certificates of Compliance and the legal requirements for electrical installations; and offers general advice through its regional offices, its content-rich website and via articles in community newspapers and magazines.

Publications

The ECA(SA) has two publications that go to a database of around 22 000 subscribers: an electronic newsletter, Wired, published on the first and third Tuesday of every month (except January and December) and an electronic magazine SA Electrical Contractor, which goes live six times a year.  To advertise in Wired or SA Electrical Contractor, contact the National Communications Manager, Erika van Zyl on (011) 392 0000 or email communicate@ecasa.co.za

CONTACT DETAILS

HEAD OFFICE JOHANNESBURG

91 Newton Road

Meadowdale Ext.2

GERMISTON 1401

P O Box 9683

EDENGLEN 1613

Tel (011) 392 0000

Fax (011) 974 9402

E-mail: info@ecasa.co.za    

National Director: Mark Mfikoe

Email: nd@ecasa.co.za

HIGHVELD REGIONAL OFFICE

91 Newton Road

Meadowdale Ext.2

GERMISTON 1401

P O Box 9683

EDENGLEN 1613

Tel: (010) 271 0686

Email: highveld@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Chris Koen

Email: koenc@ecasa.co.za 

BOSVELD REGIONAL OFFICE

1074 Francis Baard Street

Hatfield

PRETORIA 0002

P O Box 12011

HATFIELD, 0028

Tel (012) 342 3242 / 3358

Fax (012) 342 3455

E-mail infopta@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Cecil Lancaster

Email: cecil@ecasa.co.za

KWAZULU-NATAL REGIONAL OFFICE

188 Lilian Ngoyi Street

Morningside

DURBAN 4001

P O Box 47453

GREYVILLE, 4023

Tel (031) 312 6313

Fax (031) 312 0851

E-mail: ecakzn@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Shantonette Pillay

Email: shantonette@ecasa.co.za

PORT ELIZABETH REGIONAL OFFICE

Unit 10

Brydon Business Park,

3 Third Avenue

Newton Park,

Port Elizabeth

6001

Tel (041) 363 1990

Fax (086) 604 8683

E-mail adminpe@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Lucas Bowles

E-mail bowles@ecasa.co.za

EAST LONDON REGIONAL OFFICE

Unit 40, Frame Park

Phillip Frame Road

Chiselhurst

EAST LONDON 5241

P O Box 19162

TECOMA, 5214

Tel (043) 726 6359

Fax (086) 212 1371

E-mail adminel@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Lucas Bowles

E-mail bowles@ecasa.co.za

FREE STATE REGIONAL OFFICE

8 Protea Street

Old East End

BLOEMFONTEIN 9301

P O Box 42012

FALCKVLEI, 9331

Tel (051) 447 0859

Fax (051) 430 2355

Email: doreen@ecasa.co.za

Regional Director: Pieter du Toit

E-mail pieter@ecasa.co.za

CAPE TOWN REGIONAL OFFICE

46 New Market Street

CAPE TOWN 8001

P O Box 2960

CAPE TOWN, 8000

Tel (021) 462 2690

Fax (021) 465 6319

E-mail ecact@iafrica.com 

Regional Director: Pierre Foot

Email: pierre@ecasa.co.za