The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) was founded three-quarters of a century ago, in September 1945. At the time, the massive post-war rebuilding effort by the major powers was undertaken with growing recognition of the need to manufacture products to a common and agreed set of standards.
Standardisation facilitated and enhanced international trade, offering objective benchmarks to ensure minimum safety and performance integrity of products, and improve applicability across a range of national markets.
SABS is a founding member of ISO (International Standards Orginisation), and one of the more established and largest National Standards Body on the African continent.
Together with four other national entities they constitute the national technical infrastructure system in South Africa. SABS holds positions in the current ISO Council (the Chairmanship on the ISO Conformity Assessment Sub-Committee (CASCO)), as well as Technical Management Board.
At SABS we believe in ensuring that every South African has the right to be able to have access to quality products and services and these are only sustainable if standards are followed and controlled. Our dedication to Quality is found in our System and Product Certification that are both underlined through our international renowned brand.
If you are an individual who believes you can make a difference in South Africa have a look at the positions we have on offer and start making a difference!