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  • 15 Apr 2016 8:17 AM | Anonymous

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

  • 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
    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 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

  • 12 Apr 2016 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Assessment Quality Partner

    IOPSA has been appointed as the QCTO Assessment Quality Partner for the Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump Qualifications. IOPSA has been tasked with establishing centres where training and assessments can take place according to IOPSA set standards and procedures.

    Training Provider Accreditation

    Any training provider wishing to offer knowledge and practical skills curriculum components of an occupation qualification must download it from the QCTO website.

    If you require to apply for skills development provider accreditation, please download the application form here. View the application process here.

    The completed application form and all relevant Annexures must be forwarded to IOPSA AQP as indicated on the application form -

    The AQP will evaluate the application form before making a recommendation to the QCTO.

    For more information see: Training Provider Accreditation


    For a list of Approved Training Providers; IOPSA Approved training providers

  • 11 Apr 2016 8:53 AM | Anonymous

  • 07 Apr 2016 10:19 AM | Anonymous


    Manufacturers are within their right to void any warranty/guarantee claim on their products in terms of non- compliance of an installation in terms of the relevant SANS standards, as professional practicing plumbers we are required to ensure that we follow and apply the standards

    To this end, the Institute of Plumbing have seen a steady increase in terms of warranty/guarantee claims being voided by the respective Manufacturers due to non-compliant installations, specifically in terms of geyser installations. 

     The Institute of Plumbing wish to advise all practising plumbing contractors of their legal requirements in terms of pre-existing non- compliant plumbing installations so as not to be caught foul of being held accountable for warranty/guarantee claims due to pre-existing non-compliant installations.

     All contractors must take cognisance of the following:

     SANS 10254 The installation, maintenance, replacement and repair of fixed electric storage water heating systems; Section states

     The water heater and its ancillary components shall be maintained, replaced, or repaired to comply with this standard, and ANY NON COMPLIANCE shall be reported to the OWNER and USER in WRITING by the PERSON who carries out the maintenance, replacement or repair.

    It is imperative that a full inspection of the pre-existing installation be conducted prior to any repairs or replacement being carried out.  When and where applicable the owner and user should be noted of all the pre-existing non-compliance in writing before the work is to be commence.   It is further advisable in terms of the Consumer Protection Act to inform the owner/user that if the pre-existing non-compliance is not rectified and the installation is carried out the warranty/guarantee of the respective product maybe voided.  It is important to note that the onus for the repairs of the pre-existing installation and the cost thereof is for the owner/user and not the practicing plumber.  It is simply YOUR DUTY as the professional plumber to make the owner/user aware of the non-compliance in writing. 

    It is highly recommended that one complete the Plumbing Industry Registration Board’s, plumbing COC as this has a clear section for a Licensed practicing plumber to indicate non-compliances in writing, which will serve as a record of the notice of non- compliance for future reference.       

     As a professional practicing plumber we are confident that you are aware of the relevant SANS installation standards so that you are able to draw non-compliance in terms of the applicable SANS standards to the owner/users attention.  In the event of your not being confident or unsure about yourself we highly recommend that you attend the Institute of Plumbing CPD SANS training programs so that you are able to bring your self-up to speed on the SANS installation standards.

     Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Institute of Plumbing SA.





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  • 06 Apr 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous


    Health & Safety File Features:

    Developed by the Institute of Plumbing South Africa.

    Author Doug Mitchell - Concept Safety Systems

    Sections include:

    1.    Identified appointments

    2.    COIDA / letter of good standing

    3.    Company policies

    4.    Risk assessment

    5.    General health and safety induction training

    6.    Toolbox talks

    7.    Emergency procedures

    8.    Control information

    9.    Accident reports

    10.  Mandatory agreements


    Purchase a commercial OHS plumbing file - R1800

    Available to IOPSA members at R900 - request


    Purchase a domestic OHS plumbing file - R1200

    Available to members at R650 - request


    You can get this title and further merchandise from the IOPSA Plumbers Shop

    The Health & Safety Files are brought to you by The Institute of Plumbing South Africa | Email: | 0861 07586237

    37 Linksfield Rd, Dowerglen

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