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South Africa

HOMOLOGATION: SOUTH AFRICA

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS

South Africa 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 South African market.

Within South Africa there are two government departments responsible for this activity within the ICT sector.

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

NRCS:  The National Regulatory Compulsory Specifications (NCRS) is responsible for issuing Letters of Authority (LOA).  The LOA is required by all local manufacturers or importers of product before the product may be sold to consumers.  The LOA will only be issued by the NRCS after the successful evaluation of the application submitted.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

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

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

NRCS Requirements to issue an LOA (Letter of Authority)

  • NRCS Application Form
  • Completed Application Form
  • Payment of the requisite application fee
  • Levy Submissions up to date

 

 

REPORT REQUIREMENTS

ICASA Report Requirements

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

NRCS Report Requirements

  • CB Test Certificate
  • CB Test Report

 

LABELLING REQUIREMENTS

ICASA Labelling Requirements

ICASA released an update to the labelling requirements.  This regulates the labelling requirements for all telecommunication and radio devices in South Africa.

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 ICASA 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. ICASA will then send a written acknowledgement confirming approval of the request.

E-LABELLING

  • E-Labelling needs to be requested via a formal process. ICASA will then send a written acknowledgement confirming approval of the request.
  • E-Label with the ICASA Logo, Certificate Number (TA XXX-YYYY) must be shown
    • During power up of the device
    • In the System Information page
    • In the Device Help Menu

SIGMATICS SERVICES

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

  • ICASA Type Approval Certificate
  • NRCS Letter of Authority (LOA)
  • 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.