South Africa Certification Service
Depending on the product type, most products including IT equipment entering South Africa marketplace must meet relevant requirements from various South African authorities. Product certification for electrical and electronic equipment is divided into 4 areas: Safety, EMC, Wireless and Energy Efficiency certifications.
For safety certification, product manufacturers are required to register with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) authority and obtain a Letter of Authorization (LOA) before the shipment reaches South Africa Customs. Additionally, products are required to comply with SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) certification to satisfy EMC requirements. South African Energy Efficiency requirements may also be applicable, but is not currently required for IT equipment.
Telecom and wireless products require mandatory ICASA (Independent Communication Authority of South Africa) certification.