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Standards Act, 2008

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To provide for the development, promotion and maintenance of standardization and quality in connection with commodities and the rendering of related conformity assessment services; and for that purpose to provide for the continued existence of the SABS, as the peak national institution; to provide for the establishment of the Board of the SABS; to provide for the repeal of the Standards Act, 1993; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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Latest Developments:


The Act has been updated by Notice No. 743 – Re-designated national standards, published in Government Gazette No. 32396 dated 17 July 2009.


The Act has been updated by Government Notice No. 33 of 2008 regarding date of commencement of Act published in Government Gazette No. 31391 dated 1 September 2008.


The Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 8 of 2008) has been added to the site, as published in Government Gazette No. 31253 dated 18 July 2008.