BES: Professional Organisations

Updated May 2022

South African Taxi Association (SANTACO)

SANTACO elected nine national office bearers at its eighth national congress, held in Boksburg in 2018. The congress was attended by 688 voting delegates, representing all nine provinces. EISA was requested to receive nomination forms at the SANTACO offices and to verify the forms in the presence of observers at the congress. All candidates were elected unopposed and the EISA presiding officer announced the election results at a gala dinner at the congress. Similarly, SANTACO KwaZulu-Natal held its provincial elective conference at Empangeni in November 2021. A total of 16 regions attended consisting of 151 voting delegates. In attendance as non-voting delegates at this conference were representatives from the Metered Taxis and Scholar Transport. Members elected seven provincial office bearers.

Health Professions Council of South Africa: 12 Professional Boards

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body and a recurring client. EISA was once again appointed to conduct nominations for 12 Professional Boards of the Council listed below. These Boards have the responsibility to ensure good governance, ethics, integrity and set standards for the respective health professions. BES received and verified all valid nominations for all 12 Boards. After verifying the nominations to the respective Boards, nominations were submitted to the HPCSA Nominations Committee for scrutiny and promulgation. A notice with the list of all valid nominees was published in the Government Gazette for comment by HPCSA members before possible appointment as members of the respective Professional Boards by the National Minister of Health in June of 2020.

Eastern Cape Small-Bus Operators Council (ECSBOC)

ECSBOC’s aim is to empower previously disadvantaged small-bus operators. The council's annual general meeting, held during August 2018, in Mthatha, was attended by 85 members in good standing, who elected the ECSBOC provincial executive committee. EISA conducted nominations from the floor at the congress. All nominees were elected unopposed and the EISA presiding officer announced the election results at the meeting.

Engineering Council of South Africa

BES was contracted by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) to administer the online nomination of candidates whose names were to be submitted to the Minister of Trade and Industry for appointment to the council. EISA not only administered the nomination process, it designed and developed an interactive online nomination platform that enabled ECSA members to nominate and be nominated, upload documents, and so on.