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  • 21 Apr 2016 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Gauteng - Increase profitability '6 steps to formidable results' - 3 CPD points – Category 1

    Venue: Rivonia Recreation Club, 7 Achter Road, Sandton

    Date: 03 May 2016

    Time: 14h00pm – 17h00pm

    Cost of workshop: R900

    Discounted price for:

    IOPSA Members                       :R150

    IOPSA Members + Booklet     :R330

    PIRB Registered Plumbers      :R200

    PIRB Plumbers + Booklet        :R380

    * minimum 30 attendees required

     

    IOPSA Gauteng Roadshow 2016 – 2 CPD Points

    Plumbers Networking Event

    Venue: Rivonia Recreation Club, Achter Road, Paulshof, Sandton
    Date: 3 May 2016
    Time: 18h00 – 21h00

    IOPSA Registered Plumbers: answer a few easy Questions for an additional 2 CPD Points!

    Plumbers Event with Supplier Workshops and light Dinner

    * minimum 30 attendees required


  • 20 Apr 2016 8:09 AM | Anonymous

    Are you making choices to keep your business fit for the future?


    Contributors: Gary Macnamara (Executive director IOPSA), Debbie Donaldson (You’re Worth it!),  Steve Brown (Operations Manager IOPSA).

    We live in challenging times and ensuring your business is sustainable in the long-term can leave you feeling like you are preparing for a ‘world boxing championship every month end’. However, building your fitness for the future is all about what you do consistently behind the scenes - way before month end and way before you find yourself in the spot light servicing a customer.

    It all starts with you!

    We often complain about how difficult the plumbing industry is and how much better it would be doing something else. The saying that the ‘grass is greener on the other side’ is not unfortunately our exclusive ‘right’. The fact is, all industries and countries have their own difficulties and challenges, especially in the current political, economic and social turmoil we find ourselves in.


    HOW ARE YOU GETTING YOURSELF FIT FOR THE FUTURE?

    How much of your personal mind set creates stumbling blocks in solving challenges? Are you supporting and stimulating yourself with options? Exploring all possible opportunities to implement solutions to your business challenges or are you stuck and a little overwhelmed at this point?

    When last did you step back, reflect and brain storm your options alone, with other entrepreneurs or with a mentor? How hungry are you to surround yourself with solution seekers rather than people who will agree with how hard business is?

    Take the plunge; treat yourself to the gift of stepping back and looking at where you are and where you want to go.

    There is a simple concept referred to a learned helplessness – where we are prevented from avoiding some repeatedly negative stimuli – we eventually reach a state in which it we become passive and depressed because we believe there is no action we can take to avoid the aversive stimulus. Essentially, we give up trying.

    Whilst this sounds extreme, even a little of this at a personal level can play with our motivation… So how about building on the gift to yourself? Shift from ‘give up’ exercises to ‘I’m building solutions that make sense’ especially if you choose to give yourself a fighting opportunity to be fit for the future.

    If you can shift your thinking even a little bit, you can shift from blaming yourself and others to learning from your past decisions. That old saying “we can’t change our outcome if we keep doing the same thing” may start to make sense?

    How about lawlessness? We get upset with others because they drive through a stop street or when taxis go through robots, but yet we ourselves drive through stop streets and robots.
    Sometimes we prefer to pull the wool over our own eyes. We make ourselves believe we are making the right choice for short- term gain when we know this is a temporary fix and won’t last long.

    DOWNLOAD BOOKLET - 6mb




  • 20 Apr 2016 8:06 AM | Anonymous

    DOWNLOAD NOW!!

                                                                 

    for more information visit

    www.appplumber.co.za

  • 19 Apr 2016 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    Mike Drake Memorial Golf Challenge Kwazulu Natal 2016

    • When

      06 Oct 2016

    •  

      10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

    • Location

      The Royal Durban Golf club, Mitchell Crescent, Durban


    Mike Drake Memorial 2016

    The Institute of Plumbing South Africa Kwazulu Natal Region


    Mike Drake was an asset to the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, his drive and pledge to the Institute of
    Plumbing was admirable. As members of the IOP (KZN), it is necessary to take a page from his book and reignite our passion for our trade.


    Our Heritage was established with great gusto by honourable men such as Mike Drake; let us join in uplifting tomorrow and in support of one another.


    As always, the Mike Drake Memorial sees the Plumbing paternity come together, we look forward to a memorable day with a field of 120 golfers made up of plumbers, wholesalers, suppliers & manufacturers, all allied with the plumbing industry. The opportunity presents itself for vast networking capabilities and growth within our industry.

    The day’s agenda will include a round of golf, with lots of happenings on the course (maybe even a shot or
    two!) and halfway voucher, followed by dinner and a brief prize-giving evening from 18H00. All proceeds on the day will go back into the event in the way of prizes etc., to make this a memorable golf day for years to come.

    IOPSA MDM REG 2016.pdf


    Kindly respond via email to iopsa.kzn@gmail.com with your Booking Form.
    We look forward to your positive response
    Bianca Brown
    CELL 083 387 8147


  • 18 Apr 2016 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Applying Safe Work Practise

    R 20000
    Commercial/Industrial Plumbing

    Commercial/Industrial Plumbing

    R 1,80000
    Domestic Heat Pump - Water Heating Systems - electronic download

    Domestic Heat Pump - Water Heating Systems - electronic download

    R 18000
    Domestic maintenance & contract plumbers

    Domestic maintenance & contract plumbers

    R 1,20000
    Hot & Cold Water Reticulation - electronic download

    Hot & Cold Water Reticulation - electronic download

    R 18000
    Practical guide to Electrical Geyser installation standards - ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD








    Practical guide to Electrical Geyser installation standards - ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD

    R 9500
    Practical guide to Electrical Geyser installation standards - print copy








    Practical guide to Electrical Geyser installation standards - print copy

    R 12000

    Webinar SANS 10254 - electrical geyser installations

    R 000
    Winning the Plumbing Battle








    Winning the Plumbing Battle

    R 000

    Visit Plumbers Shop at or follow the Shop link at www.iopsa.org

  • 15 Apr 2016 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    A very Important Message from our Homegrown Suzelle DIY for Water Saving Tips.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D49ahC1JAUg

  • 14 Apr 2016 7:58 AM | Anonymous

    What is your #Hack4Water

     
    Do you have a cool, innovative idea that could help South Africa with its water challenges?
     
    The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), in partnership with the Open Government Partnership South Africa (OGPSA) invite you to submit your water hack to some of the country's water and sanitation challenges. 
     
    Your hack could be a big idea, solution, commercial product, community initiative, school project, home solution, inspiring water story, app or online tool, research paper, invention, awareness campaigns, cool water-related song or dance or something we haven’t thought of.
     
    You have a chance to win cash prizes, funding for your project, media coverage for your winning hack, tablets and more!
     

    How to enter

     
    If you would like to keep your video private, email the link to hack4water@dws.gov.za.
     
    Entries to the challenge will be accepted in the following categories:
     
    • Individuals or groups of individuals: individuals, teams, communities or NGOs with majority of members over 25 years of age
    • Youth or Schools: pupils or youth under the age of 25
    • Enterprise category: established small, medium and large companies
    • Researcher category: individuals and research teams based at universities and research institutes
    • Storytelling: Journalists and individuals reporting on water issues using data and innovative and interactive storytelling methods
     
    Entries will be judged by a multi stakeholder panel. 
     
    To stay updated about the campaign, Like our Facebook page Hack4Water and follow us on Twitter @hack4water
     
    If you experience technical issues while submitting your water hack, email hack4water@dws.gov.za with 'Tech Support' in the subject line.
  • 13 Apr 2016 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    Not only Doctors bury their mistakes. Excuse the pun but this is a Kak job


  • 12 Apr 2016 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    Dept,Higher Education - 7 Step System

    Step 1.  Career guidance and management

    Step 2. General / Vocational / Fundamental knowledge learning

    Step 3. Learner Agreement Registration and Contracting

    Step 4. Occupational knowledge learning

    Step 5. Workplace Learning

    Step 6. Trade testing & recognition of prior learning

    Step 7. Quality Assurance & Certification


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