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The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act (EPA), 46 of 2000. The ECSA’s primary role is the regulation of the engineering profession in terms of this Act. Its core functions are the accreditation of engineering programmes, registration of persons as professionals in specified categories, and the regulation of the practice of registered persons.


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The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) is the senior body representing the discipline of mechanical engineering in South Africa. It covers all fields of application as diverse as automobile, energy generation, process engineering, heavy manufacture, design, management, research, mining and education.


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The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), formed in 1909, has grown to the extent that there are approximately 6000 members on its membership roll. Members are professionally engaged in the full range of engineering activities, including academic research, manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, measurement and control, mining, and power infra-structural services. They make meaningful contributions of the quality of life to the community and to the steady advancement of technology. Their efforts are acknowledged in many countries of the world.


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.


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Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications.


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Dee Smith and Associates is a South African company founded in 2010. We provide I.T. consulting, training and service aggregation. We have an array of skillsets and a reputation for high levels of expertise. We strive to be the trusted information technology partner of choice. We continuously deliver results.



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RACA Directory


The RACA Directory is a comprehensive company and product directory for the refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation industry in South Africa.


The Directory is published annually but can also be browsed on-line.  To add an entry to the RACA Directory, send an email to the editor.


Edited by:  Rory Macnamara

The RACA Journal


The RACA Journal serves the refrigeration, heating, cooling and airconditioning sectors in South Africa.

The journal is also distributed through Africa.

Edited by:  Rory Macnamara

For more information, visit the web site at




Local Bodies


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ACRICSA (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Council of South Africa)

Chairman: Martin Braun
CEO: Denny Rademeyer
PO Box 75970, Gardenview, 2047
Tel/Fax (011) 455-1451
Members consist of representatives of various sectors of the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry (SAIRAC, SARDA, SARACCA and RAMSA).  it acts as a forum for discussing matters of common interest and liaising with government, international organizations and other industries.  Standards generating body for air-conditioning refrigeration and ventilation is administered by ACRICSA as well as the registration system for the safe handling of refrigerants and other training initiatives.


Chemical & Allied Industries Association

Secretary: L. Klintworth

Executive Director: Dr L Lotter

PO Box 1415, Auckland Park, 2006

Tel (011) 482-1671  Fax: (011) 726-8310



The Mine Ventilation Society of SA (MVSSA)

Secretary: Sue Mosely

President: A. Thompson

PO Box 93480, Yeoville, 2143

Tel: (011) 487-1073  Fax: (011) 487-1073



National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA)

PO Box 26434, Arcadia, 007

Tel:  (012) 303-9700  fax: (012) 303-9855




Refrigeration & Airconditioning Empowerment Forum of SA

Contact: Simon Mashilo

Tel: (012) 998-2111  Cell:  082 828 7186



Refrigeration and Air conditioning Manufacturers’ and Suppliers’ Association
Chairperson: Arthur van der Heijden
Tel. (011) 805-1558     Fax. (011) 805-1090
Administrator at SEIFSA:

Ms. Christa Ferreira Tel. (011) 833-6033/41


South African Association of Consulting Engineers

PO Box 68482, Bryanston, 2021

Tel:  (011) 463-2022  Fax:  (011) 463-7383



South African Institute of Architects

Private Bag X10063, Randburg, 2125

Tel:  (011) 782-1315  Fax:  (011) 782-8771



The South African Industrial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association

Member of the Steel and Engineering Industrial Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) and is registered in terms of labor relations act 1956.  It is thus the authority body dealing with all matters relating to the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.  The membership of SARACCA exceeds companies which between them employed over 1600 hourly paid members.

Director: Barney Richardson

PO Box 75912, Bedfordview, 2047

Tel:  (011) 622-3890  Fax:  (011) 622-2534



The South African Council for the Architectural Profession

Private Bag X02, Randpark Ridge, 2156

Tel:  (011) 794-8333  Fax:  (011) 794-8339



SASOM  –  SA Society of Occupational Medicine

Secretary: Michelle Shelby

P O Box 16179, Lyttleton, 0140

Tel (012) 667-5160  Fax:  (012) 667-5160


Representative: Dr F Robinson



South African Refrigerated Distribution Association

Membership of SARDA is of a corporate nature embracing all parties involved in the cold chain distribution of perishable products.  The aim of SARDA is to bring about improvements and excellence in the distribution of temperature controlled products throughout Southern Africa.

PO Box 517, Milnerton, 7495

Tel:  (021) 555-1120  Fax:  (021) 555-1122




Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa




International Bodies


Australian Institute of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating Inc.


Airconditioning Contractors of America



Association National of Refrigeration & Airconditioning



Airconditioning & Refrigeration Institute



American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers


British Refrigeration Association



Chinese Association of Refrigeration



Charted Institute of Building Services Engineers


Federation of Environmental Trade Association

Henley Road Medmenham , GB-Marlow

Bucks SL 7 2 ER Great Britain

Tel (0944) 1491 57 8674

Fax (0944) 1491 57 5024



Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Manufacturer’s Association



International Institute of Refrigeration



Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

Tel:  (0981) 334 32 1671

Fax:  (0981) 334 38 0308



Korea Refrigeration Air Conditioning Industry Association



German Association of Refrigeration, Cooling and Ventilation


Local Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Training Providers

ACRA – Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Academy
Contact:  Grant Laidlaw
tel:  (011) 609-1118
fax:  (011) 609-1104


Domayne Engineering Services – BETS
Contact:  Jim Crozier
tel:  (011) 548-0938
fax:  (011) 548-0960
Ekurhuleni East College – Isidingo Campus
Contact:  Tommy Roberts
tel:  (011) 424-2107
fax:  (011) 426-4091
NEKSA College
Contact:  Stefan Du Toit
tel:  (011) 472-6575
fax:  (011) 472-6579
OTTC – Open Trade Training Centre
Contact:  Isolde & Susan Dobelin
tel:  (011) 366-1219
fax:  (011) 816-2580
Central Johannesburg College – Highveld Campus
Contact:  Avril Adendorff
tel:  (011) 474-2080
fax:  (011) 473-2321
UNISA – ( Technicon SA )
Contact:  Guido Kerens
tel:  (011) 471-3188
fax:  (011) 471-3054
Tshwane South College – Centurion Campus
Contact:  Willie Kuperus
tel:  (012) 660-8500
fax:  (012) 664-8354
Guest Resources Services
Contact:  Wilma Guest
tel:  (012) 542-1358
fax:  (012) 542-1462
ARTC – Air conditioning and Refrigeration Training Corporation
Contact:  Dean Sawich
tel:  (031) 563-2950
fax:  (031) 563-2950
Umfolozi College
Contact:  Wimpie Britz
tel:  (035) 789-1101
fax:  (035) 789-2585
Esayidi College – Port Shepstone Campus
Contact:  Rob Stamer
tel:  (039) 685-4824
fax:  (036) 685-4848
Shukela Training Centre
Contact:  Kevin Crawford
tel:  (031) 539-5305
fax:  (031) 502-3520
Air conditioning and Refrigeration Assessment Centre KZN
Contact:  Peter van Wijk
tel:  (031) 561-1972
fax:  (031) 561-1972
Thekwini College – Cato Manor Campus
Contact:  Trevor L’Etang
tel:  (031) 273-3676
fax:  (031) 261-3585
Northern Cape Urban FET College
Contact:  Stephanie Roodt
tel:  (053) 839-2000
fax:  (053) 832-1713
Intec College
Contact:  Sabrina Durand
tel:  (021) 417-6763
fax:  (021) 419-1390
College of Cape Town – Pinelands Campus
Contact:  Jan Kriel
tel:  (021) 531-2105
fax:  (021) 531-0361
NorthLink College – Wingfield Campus
Contact:  Victor Winn
tel:  (021) 591-9207
fax:  (021) 592-3923
Industry Education & Training Institute
Contact:  Craig Hendricks
tel:  (041) 487-1545
fax:  (041) 484-6048
Orbit FET Odi Campus
Contact:  Dries Fouche
tel:  (012) 702-3380
fax:  (012) 702-5752