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26 Jun 15
Kya Sands and Msawawa Informal Settlements winter awareness campaign
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17 Apr 15
PAYMENT OF FEES IN THE FORM OF LEVIES TO THE NRCS
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26 Mar 15
NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION: THE REVIEW OF THE COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIGHTERS – VC 8076
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NRCS Fraud Hotline Number : 0800 21 47 19
Background to the NRCS

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications ( NRCS) was established on 1 September 2008, in accordance with the provisions of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act, (Act no.5 of 2008) (NRCS Act). It emerged as an independent organisation from the original Regulatory Division of the South African Bureau of Standards and falls within the area of responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
The NRCS’s mandate includes promoting public health and safety, environmental protection and ensuring fair trade. This mandate is achieved through the development and administration of technical regulations and compulsory specifications as well as through market surveillance to ensure compliance with the requirements of the compulsory specifications and technical regulations. NRCS stakeholders include the South African Government, industry and the citizens.


NRCS ONLINE SYSTEM


The NRCS has implemented an Online system on the 1st of September 2014 which enables online approvals for LOA, Health guarantees and RCC.

The NRCS Online System is accessible under Quick Links below left, download the system Manual and browser preparation here.


Download the NRCS Customer Portal Registration VIDEO on the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZz9G4J08I











Protecting the Consumer
NRCS protects the consumer by enforcing compulsory specifications that set minimum standards for:
- Food and allied products
- Vehicles, tyres and vehicle components
- Electrical products and components
- Building and construction
- Cleaning and sanitation chemicals
- Personal protective equipment
- Firearms and shooting ranges
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Protecting the Enviroment
NRCS protects the environment by enforcing compulsory specifications for:
- Plastic bags; and
- Vehicle emissions
- Energy efficiency and labelling of electrical appliances and vehicles.
New compulsory specifications are being developed for lighting, electric motors and buildings.
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Supporting Industry
NRCS supports industry through:
- Approving products regulated by means of compulsory specifications so that they can be sold, imported or exported
- Protecting South African industry
against unfair competition
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Imports and Exports
Compliance with the compulsory specifications and regulations is a legal requirement for the sale, manufacture, import and in some cases export of certain products.
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Services to Government
NRCS administers compulsory specifications on behalf of the Minister of Trade and Industry

In certain cases, NRCS also provides services to other government departments.
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Consumer and Industry Watch Dog
A variety of sanctions are applied where products and services do not meet minimum standards. These range from stopping the sale of non-conforming products, to seizure, destruction and prosecution of offenders.
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