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South Africa

General information

Through our agreement with the South African Certification Body, SABS, we can perform all the required testing and issue the necessary test reports. We can issue a CB Test Report which helps you simplify the procedure to export your products to many countries and apply for the national certification marks, in this respect the certification mark from SABS. In addition DEKRA maintains all contacts with the South African Certification Body on your behalf.

Technical information

Voltage 230V
Frequency 50Hz
C Plugtype
D Plugtype
M Plugtype
N Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

Certification

Facts

DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Pretoria
Language IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)
Currency rand (ZAR)
Area 1,219,912 sq km
Population 49,004,031
Time UTC +2
GDP Value: $527.5 billion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 26
Export volume Value: $76.86 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 38
Export commodities gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment
Import volume Value: $77.04 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 36
Import commodities machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs
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IECEE member SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE IEC
CB scheme member (NCB) Accreditation Management, SABS Commercial (Pty) Ltd.
Applicable standards SABS - Based on IEC: Yes
Certification mark(s)

LOA ( letter of authority), Compulsory Safety Scheme
CoC ( certifcate of conformance )

SABS Safety Mark Scheme

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

 RegulatoryCertificationMark
Safety Mandatory Mandatory LoA Mandatory
SABS Voluntary
EMC Mandatory Mandatory CoC
Energy Efficiency Mandatory
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