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South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) News November 2022

Beginning on November 1st, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has formally implemented the ILAC EMC CoC certification procedure. As against the current procedure, wherein SABS was accepting test reports produced by the A-Lab Scheme (from Authorized Labs only) SABS will now accept Certificates of Conformance (CoCs) regarding Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) applications along with International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) test reports, according to General Notice 751, which was published in the South African Government Gazette on January 3, 2022. 

Due to ICASA’s market surveillance-based enforcement of the rule, it is projected that demand for CoC applications will increase in 2022. 

The ILAC test report still requires the SABS UIN number. The lead time for using the ILAC test report by SABS EMC CoC will be longer than the lead time for using the test report generated by the A-Lab Scheme.

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA