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South African Bureau of Standards (SABS): Improving the Quality of South African Products and Services

The South African Bureau of Standards is responsible for regulating the quality of South African goods and services.

The Commercial Services Division is responsible for certification and training in various industries throughout South Africa.

The Standards Division provides standards that enhance the competitiveness of South Africa, and which provide the basis for consumer protection, health, safety and environmental issues.

The Design Institute promotes the benefits of design in order to foster the economic and technological development in South Africa. The Institute focuses on design education, industry and information, and includes a number of award schemes and design publications.

The Regulatory Division administers approximately 70 legal compulsory specifications across a wide spectrum of areas. These compulsory specifications are legal measures and requirements to ensure that products locally manufactured or imported into South Africa or exported from South Africa meet the minimum requirements for health and safety as set out in the relevant South African National Standards.

For more information contact:

Head Office (Pretoria)

Physical Address:
1 Dr Latergan Road

Postal Address:
Private Bag X191

Tel: 012 428 6666

Cape Town Office

Physical Address:
Liesbeek Park Way
Cape Town

Postal Address:
PO Box 615
Cape Town

Tel: 021 681 6700

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The content on this page was last updated on 27 December 2017