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ICASA released the draft for product certification

June 22, 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released the draft regulation in the Government Gazette on March 31, 2021 which proposes a new type approval system based on three classes of equipment: -Classification 1: Low Risk Equipment -Classification 2: Medium Risk Equipment -Classification 3: High Risk Equipment Classification 1 equipment will be exempted from Equipment […]

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South Africa Switches to IEC 62368-1 Safety Requirement

May 26, 2021

In South Africa, safety of electrical and electronic products is covered by the Compulsory Specification VC 8055. Currently the VC 8055 determines the safety of Audio/Video (AV) products according to the SANS/IEC 60065 and Information Technology (ICT) Equipment on the base of SANS/IEC 60950.  The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) approved the recognition of […]

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South Africa amends the EMC standards for multimedia equipment

May 21, 2020

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA certification) amends the official list of regulated standards for technical equipment and electronic communications facilities regulations published in notice 896 under government Gazette No. 39182 of September 9, 2015. The amendment of ICASA certification inserted Annexure A which replaces the Multimedia Equipment EMC Standards SANS 222 (CISPR […]

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South Africa – Covid-19 Lockdown notice

April 05, 2020

South Africa will start a 21 days lockdown from 26th March until 16th April 2020, according to The South Africa President Cyril Rmaphosa announcement on 23rd March 2020. During this period, only essential functions will be still operating. For certification, it will have delays. South African businesses prepared to shut down operations and supermarkets were […]

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Amendments in the Regulations for RFID in South Africa

February 10, 2019

  Recently, the issue about the certification of Inductive Loop systems including RFID equipment occurred in the band 119-135KHz . The reason was in the application of ISO/IEC 18047-2 that was considered by The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) as not applicable. For this reason, some applications for the certification had placed on hold. However, at present, the standard […]

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