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The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is recognised by the South African Government as the single National Accreditation Body that gives formal recognition that Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) test facilities are competent to carry out specific tasks in terms of  the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act (Act 19 of 2006). View Document

SANAS’s purpose is to instil confidence and peace of mind to companies and individuals through accreditation which is required for economic and social well-being for all.

International Standards

SANAS accredits Conformity Assessment Bodies against internationally agreed standards, for example:
Medical Laboratories to ISO 15189, Certification Bodies to ISO 17021, ISO 17024, ISO 17065 and ISO 14065, Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025, Inspection Bodies to ISO/IEC 17020, and GLP facilities are inspected for compliance to OECD GLP principles.

Multilateral Recognition Arrangements

SANAS is also a signatory of the multilateral recognition arrangements of both the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) which, allows international recognition of results of South Africa’s accredited facilities.

LATEST NEWS

Notice of Confirmation of Certification issued by Accredited Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) Verification Agencies

Please refer to this document <BBBEE Withdrawals>

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SANAS launched new accreditation programme

The  South  African  National  Accreditation  System  (SANAS)  launched  a  new  accreditation programme  for  Energy  Management  Systems  (EnMS)  in  accordance  with  the  International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)’

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Risk Based Inspection Workshop Launched

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Revised SANAS Processes: Re-assessment, Application Form and new Terms and Conditions of Accreditation

SANAS has indicated and communicated its intention to revise the re-assessment process, implementation of which was on 1 April 2013. A little background on the reason for change: Re-assessments were conducted in the same manner as surveillance

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Inspection Bodies Accreditation – SANAS Signatory to the ILAC MRA

SANAS is one of thirty-nine accreditation bodies from thirty-nine economies who became the inaugural signatories to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of inspection bodies. <View Document>

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MCEP funding for Conformity Assessment Bodies

SANAS encourage Conformity Assessment Bodies to apply for MCEP funding through the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). <Read More>

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Invitation for Supplier's to Register on the SANAS Supplier Database

In order to comply with Section 76(4) (C) of Public Finance Management Act and to ensure competitive process, SANAS invites all suitable and interested prospective suppliers and service providers to apply for registration on the SANAS database.

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Warning: Fraudulent B-BBEE Certificates

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) Warns the Public of Fraudulent B-BBEE Certificates <Read More>

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Certification Notice

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) support the following concise statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to ISO 9001 (Quality Manageme

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APLAC Proficiency Testing Programme (APLAC T082) Essential and Toxic Elements in Seafood

Instructions for Accreditation Bodies. Refer to following documents <Nomination Form for Accreditation Bodies> <Instructions for Accreditation Bodies> <Instructions for Laboratories> <Proposal> <Result Proforma> <Sam

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