SABS Intro -

The South African Bureau of Standards

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is the only national standardisation institution in South Africa, established by the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945). SABS continues to exist under the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 8 of 2008).

Our Mandate

  • Develop, Promote and maintain South African National Standards (SANS);
  • Promote quality in connection with commodities, products and services; and
  • Render conformity assessment services and matters connect

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!