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Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee

Portrait photograph of Olu Soluade
GGAC Chair
Portrait photograph of Dick Morkel
GGAC Co-Chair

A summary of the important work that we do in the GGAC:

  • Establish and manage relationships between the chapter and government bodies such as ECSA and CESA.
  • Establish CPD recognition of ASHRAE courses via the above bodies.
  • Partner with technical universities for grassroots programmes to develop future engineers in HVAC&R.
  • Make the chapter known to the Council for the Built Environment, as a potential advisor to government on priority matters in the built environment.
  • Pursue public policy priorities:
    • Adoption of commissioning standards for all new buildings.
    • Adoption of ASHRAE codes and standards such as 90.1 & AEDG.

For more details, please peruse the presentation below.


ECSA Code of Practice for the performance of engineering work



Media statement emanating from the voluntary associations consultation on the Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW) that took place on Thursday, 26 August 2021.


GAC: Consultation for the Draught Professional Guideline Fees

Per notification from ECSA, the Engineering Council of South Africa has finalised the draught of the Guideline Scope of Services and Tariff of Fees and is consulting stakeholders on this document. Stakeholders are requested to make comments and inputs on or before 31 January 2022.

To make comments stakeholders are requested to use the comments sheet or by email to and .