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Botswana

HOMOLOGATION: BOTSWANA

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS

Botswana requires that all ICT equipment must be homologated and/or certified and/or type approved before it can be imported and sold in the local Botswana market.

Within Botswana there is one government departments responsible for this activity within the ICT sector.

BOCRA:  Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (BOCRA) requires that all telecommunications terminal equipment and all radio equipment must be registered for type approval.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

BOCRA Requirements to issue a Type Approval Certificate & Type Approval Number

  • BOCRA Application Form
  • Payment of the requisite application fee
  • Product Test Reports
  • Product Specifications
  • Product User Manual
  • Photographs of the Product

REPORT REQUIREMENTS

BOCRA Report Requirements

  • RF Test Reports
  • EMC Test Reports
  • Product Safety Test Reports
  • SAR Test Reports
  • User Manual
  • Product Specification
  • Declaration of Conformity

LABELLING REQUIREMENTS

BOCRA Labelling Requirements

BOCRA released an update to the labelling requirements.  This regulates the labelling requirements for all telecommunication and radio devices in Botswana.

PHYSICAL LABELS

  • The label, which must be legible and protected against damage, shall be affixed to the devices before being placed in the market.
  • The label must bear the BOCRA Logo, Certificate Number (TA XXXX-YYYY).
  • The minimum size of the logo must be 3mm x 3mm and for the certification number 1mm x 1mm
  • If the labels are added at point of manufacture, the manufacture needs to request this via formal process. BOCRA will then send a written acknowledgement confirming approval of the request.

SIGMATICS SERVICES

Sigmatics is able to offer our customers the following homologation, certification and type approval services in South Africa.

  • BOCRA Type Approval Certificate
  • Labels
  • Local Representative Service

Should your company be interested please submit your on-line requirement to homologation [@] sigmatics.co.za and we will be in touch.