At the ECA(SA)’s AGM on 22 November, Lumendrie Naidoo, Chairperson of the ECA(SA) Regional Executive Committee in KwaZulu-Natal, was elected as the ECA’s new President – the first time a woman has worn the chain of office at the Association. Danie Esterhuizen was elected as First Vice-President, and Frans Swanepoel is now the Second Vice-President.
Lumie’s election as ECA(SA) President heralds a new era for the ECA(SA) and she comes with some notable accomplishments: at this year’s awards, Lumie was a runner-up in the Woman-Owned Business of the Year category – an award she won in 2017.
Read all about it in the November-December issue of SA Electrical Contractor, which goes live and will be delivered to subscribers’ inboxes this Thursday, 5 December.
This issue also features the Presidential Excellence Awards, which were held on 14 November. There’s a special 26-page feature – all the winners, runners-up, sponsors and, of course, the red carpet photos!
In another special feature, Regional Director for the East/South Cape, Lucas Bowles – who retires this month – tells the story of his 36-year journey with the ECA, paying tribute to the many industry legends who shared the road with him along the way. And, Past President, Calli Pieterse pays tribute to Gary Abrahamson, former MD at Standard Electrical, who received a well-deserved Meritorious Award for a lifetime of commitment to the electrical contracting industry.