The EEAIA was established in 1936 to promote the interests of individual members and that of the industry in general and it also acts as a common meeting ground for companies in the industry where knowledge, ideas and experience are exchanged and stimulated. It is federated to SEIFSA (the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, the umbrella body for 27 independent employer associations which represent the diverse sectors constituting the metals and engineering industries today. These associations have a combined membership of close to 2 000 companies, which makes SEIFSA one of the largest and most influential employer federations in South Africa, representing its member associations on a wide variety of business and other organisations critical to the success of the industry as a whole.
The EEAIA also represents the interests of member companies in all industry negotiations with the industrys trade unions, not only on wages and other conditions of employment but also on the industrys benefit funds which provide benefits to employees such as pensions, permanent disability and sick pay benefits.
The SAIA – Eastern Cape Institute of Architectes, formerly known as the Port Elizabeth Society of Architects was founded in 1900 with affiliation to, and with a constitution based on that of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1927 The Port Elizabeth Society of Architects became the Port Elizabeth Local Committee of the Cape Provincial Institute of Architects and in 1990 the Constitution of the Institute of South African Architects was amended and the institute, as currently constituted, came into being.
Members of the ECIA subscribe to a strict code of conduct to ensure the public of the highest standards in professional practice. Having the advantage of institutional support, collective experience, continued professional development and international affiliations to draw from, members are able to maximize client’s benefit through competency, expertise and integrity.
The East Cape Master Builders and Allied Industries Association celebrates over 100 years of service to members and the building industry.
The MBA is a registered employers association which represents the interests of 700 employer members throughout the entire Southern and Eastern Cape, including the East London/Border area.
Membership is comprised of small & large, emerging & established contractor & specialist contractor members in all sectors of the building industry as well as associate members supplying materials, goods, plant and equipment or professional services.
The Association is affilliated to Master Builders South Africa (MBSA).
The Association currently operates on a wide scale with regular meetings at its three main branches namely, Port Elizabeth, East London and Southern Cape. Meetings are also held regularly in Grahamstown, Port Alfred, Queenstown, Jeffreys Bay and annually in most of the country towns within the Association’s area of jurisdiction.
DWASA is a national and international, non-profit, representative body of the damp-proofing and waterproofing industry in Southern Africa intent on maintaining and upgrading standards within the damp-proofing and waterproofing industries for the benefit of its Clients and members.
Membership is voluntary, with prospective members having to prove their professional approach to their trade over several years before acceptance.
DWASA’s primary role is to promote the interests and views of its members through its engagement with government and legislative bodies as well as like-minded bodies within the construction industry.
Whilst DWASA was only registered in November 2015, its precursor – the Damp-proofing and Waterproofing Association of South Africa – was in existence for several decades.
DWASA is regulated by section 107 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995.
The CBA expands knowledge and support for clay brick masonry and maintains building standards in the use of clay bricks and pavers in construction. We educate the clay brick industry about energy efficient, environmentally-sustainable manufacturing technologies
BESG was established in 1983 by senior staff of the then University of Natal Department of Architecture and Allied Disciplines, as a support group that defended communities against eviction from informal settlements in urban areas, largely as a result of inter-political party violence. In the early 1990s, BESG became a key player in shaping planning and housing policies from local to national level. Since 1995, BESG has been a leader in enabling poor communities to access land, basic services, housing and administrative justice…..
The Brick Paving Institute is an organisation constituted to promote quality in brick paving. Since the formation of the BPI in 1984 total demand for segmental paving in the Western Cape has shown excellent growth.
The advent of light steel frame building in South Africa is one of the most exciting developments in recent times in the steel and building industries. While this method of building has been used in the US , Europe and Australia for decades, it was only recently introduced to our shores. It offers quality, cost efficiency and speed of erection for low-rise residential and non-residential buildings.
Established as a non-profit trade association, SARCEA exists to preserve the good name of the industry; to promote the interests of members; to encourage fair and equitable trading conditions; to establish optimum standards of design, workmanship and service and to ensure fair conditions of employment for all employed in the industry.
Fifty years after its inception, SAPOA is considered an institution in the South African property industry. Regarded as an influential voice, it is able to bring the concerns and opinions of the property industry to government and other important stakeholders, both locally and internationally. It is easy to forget that over 50 years ago, SAPOA was merely an idea, a tiny seed that had yet to find purchase in the minds of even the most likely stakeholders. Since many SAPOA members were not party to the discussions taking place in the 1950s and 1960s, it was left up to the imaginations of presidents, past and present, to imagine what was discussed around the table, all those years ago and to consider the property market at the time which would have led to such an institution being formed.