South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

4 January 2021

Please note that the 2011 Registration and Administration Expenses Collective Agreement has been re-extended, despite our objections. This means that the Admin and Dispute Resolution Levies are now payable again from 23 December 2020, with the Admin Levy being R1,72 per SCHEDULED employee per week (R7,45 per month) with an equal contribution to be deducted from the employee; and the Dispute Levy being R0,62 per employee per week (R2,68 per month) with an equal contribution to be deducted from the employee. 

Below please find the gazette as well as our objection filed in November for information:


GNR 1412 of 2020 (23 Dec 2020)

SAEFA letter resisting extension of 2011 RAECA 15 November 2020

14 October 2020

Please see below the new Consolidated Directions on OHS in the Workplace, together with accompanying explanation, for your information.

October - Consolidated Directions on Ocupation HS in the workplace COVID-19

Consolidated COVID-19 Direction Explained - 13 October 2020



23 November 2020

Please see report below following the Main Agreement negotiations held on Friday, 20 November 2020. 

The SAEFA Negotiating Team is very encouraged by the progress made in the talks and will keep members up to date with developments as they occur.

Wage Negotiation Advisory No. 34


23 September

Please see below s77(1)(d) notice on loading capacity in public transport. Please note that COSATU is calling for different forms of protest today followed by a national stayaway on 7 October. The notice is based on a NEDLAC certificate issued yesterday (attached) in respect of the loading capacity on public transport.

For employees not reporting for work to enjoy protection, the union will need to have given at least 14 days’ notice of the protest action. Thus, any absenteeism today for purposes of participating in the protest action will not be protected. The national stayaway on 7 October 2020 will be protected and employees who participate therein will enjoy protection in respect of their absence from work. The principle of no-work-no-pay applies.

COSATU S77 Protest Action on Public Transport challenges


27 October 2020

Following enquiries regarding the continued payment of MEIBC levies, please be reminded of the circular attached sent out by the MEIBC earlier in the month.  Please note that industry Pension and/or Provident Fund contributions and Sick Pay Fund levies must continue to be deducted from employees.

Industry Circular 


18 September 2020

Please find below an update following the Main Agreement negotiations which took place earlier in the week:

Wage Negotiation Advisory No. 33

21 October 2020

2020 has been a nightmare for most businesses.  With a National State of Disaster announced only days before the implementation of a nationwide lockdown, employers were left scrambling to put measures in place to safeguard employees, which affected their annual leave balances.  Coupled with this, many companies have suffered terrible financial losses as a consequence of the lockdown and the prospect of facing a December period of no income and an enormous wage bill is incredibly daunting.

To assist companies, SAEFA is running a free webinar on 28 October and 5 November, where we will answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns around the end of the year shutdown period (even if you are not able to shut down). 

To book please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9 September 2020

Please see update below on the wage negotiations which took place yesterday:

Wage Negotiation Advisory No. 32