Sparks Electrical News January 2016

January 2016


• Earthing, lightning and surge protection • Cables and cable accessories

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• Contractors’ corner • Buyers’ guide • Lighting • People on the move REGULARS

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Michael Straton (right), the ECA(SA)’s past president, handed over the chain of office to the new president, Johnny Cunniff (second from left), at a function held at the ECA(SA)’s national office on 26 November. The ECA(SA)’s new second vice-president is Giel Labuschagne (left) and the first vice-president is Thursdon Duncan (second from right).

THE newyear startswith somegoodnews for our readers… The closingdate for the Sparks HappyHolidays promotionhas beenextended tonoonon19 January. It’s so easy tobe in line towinone of 29 fantastic prizes donatedby our advertisers – simply send anemail to with your name, postal address anddaytime contact number or, alternatively, you can fax your details to (011) 615 6108. Only one entry per person, please. The winners’names will be drawn on 20 January and these will be announced in the February issue of Sparks Electrical News . Holiday gifts … closing date extended Mark Mfikoe, national director of the ECA said that“2016 will build on the foundation laid by the ECA(SA) in 2015”. He added:“We are on a path towards establishing and registering professional recognition for various careers in the electrical field. We remain committed to assisting Eskom in whatever way we can to save the country from the energy crisis and our partnership in this regard will be cemented and put into practice in the NewYear.” THE Electrical Contractors’Association’s redesigned logo and its new slogan,‘ Your trusted electrical contractor ’were launched at the Annual Presidential Excellence Awards. The new slogan reflects the ECA(SA)’s objective to inspire a ‘culture of excellence’amongst its members. In the same week, the National Executive Committee met for the annual general meeting at the Association’s head office in Edenvale. Michael Straton, who served a two year tenure as president, stepped down and handed the chain of office to Johnny Cunniff, the new president. Thursdon Duncan takes the first vice-president’s position and Giel Labuschagne takes on the job of second vice- president. In his new role as president of the ECA(SA), Cunniff said that the Association’s successes of the past year were achieved through“teamwork”and that he looked forward to the opportunity to serve the ECA(SA) during his termof office. “I wish all the members of the ECA family a happy, healthy and prosperous NewYear,”said Cunniff.

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