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NRCS to commemorate its 10th year anniversary in Gauteng
10 Oct 18
      MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  10 October 2018   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: N...
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NRCS to destroy thousands of non-compliant products
25 Sep 18
  MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  25 September 2018   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to destroy...
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NRCS to enforce Compulsory Specification for hot water storage tanks (Geysers) to reduce electricity consumption in the country
24 Jul 18
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  24 July 2018   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to enforce Compulsory S...
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NRCS improves turnaround times for LOA’s processing, CEO told parliamentarians
21 Jun 18
NRCS improves turnaround times for LOA’s processing, CEO told parliamentarians   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) ha...
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NRCS’s LOA certificate remains the only legal document required to access the South African
20 Sep 17
      MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  20 September 2017   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURN...
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The NRCS is committed to protect consumers against harmful products that are offered for sale in the South African market.
06 Jun 17
      MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  6 June 2017   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS&nbs...
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RE: NRCS to host the sixth Building Control Officers’ convention in Kempton Park
23 Nov 16
  MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  23 November 2016   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    ...
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MINISTER DAVIES TO LEAD A SAFE PARAFFIN APPLIANCE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN KIMBERLY
15 Nov 16
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EXTENTION OF THE COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT LEGAL METROLOGY REGULATIONS
14 Jun 16
  .... MINISTER TRADE AND  INDUSTRY REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA   Private Bag X27...
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PERPETRATORS OF ILLICIT UNSAFE PRODUCTS SHALL FACE THE FULL-MIGHT OF THE LAW
24 Mar 16
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NRCS to host the fifth Building Control Officers’ Convention
23 Nov 15
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  23 November 2015   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NR...
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NRCS to host shack burning simulation exercise in East London
11 Nov 15
RE: NRCS to host shack burning simulation exercise in East London   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRC...
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NRCS’ response regarding VW’s emission saga
23 Sep 15
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  23 September 2015   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    NRCS’ resp...
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Kya Sands and Msawawa Informal Settlements winter awareness campaign
26 Jun 15
MEDIA ADVISORY   DATE: 22 June 2015     TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   Members of the media are ...
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PAYMENT OF FEES IN THE FORM OF LEVIES TO THE NRCS
17 Apr 15
    OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION   TO ALL NRCS LEVY PAYERS, SUPPLIERS, MANUFACTURES, IMPORTERS AND TRADERS IN PRODUCTS...
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NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION: THE REVIEW OF THE COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIGHTERS – VC 8076
26 Mar 15
NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION: THE REVIEW OF THE COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIGHTERS – VC 8076 Target group...
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NRCS- CONFORMITY ASSESSEMENT POLICY
25 Mar 15
NRCS- CONFORMITY ASSESSEMENT POLICY
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Invitation to witness the destruction of non-compliant products by the NRCS
11 Dec 14
MEDIA ADVISORY   DATE: 4 DECEMBER 2014   TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   Members of the media are inv...
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NRCS to host the 4th building control officer’s convention in Durban
23 Sep 14
With the spotlight focused on collapsed buildings across the country and the continent at large, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifica...
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NRCS to host its maiden regulatory conference in Johannesburg
12 Sep 14
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  12 September 2014   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS...
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NRCS DESTROYED NON-COMPLIANT PRODUCTS VALUED AT MILLIONS OF RANDS
11 Apr 14
NRCS DESTROYED NON-COMPLIANT PRODUCTS VALUED AT MILLIONS OF RANDS The NRCS is an entity of the South African Department of Trade and Industry. Its ma...
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Destruction function of more than 300 000 of non-complying products
24 Mar 14
  MEDIA ADVISORY   24  March 2014    TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    MINISTER DAVIES TO SPEAK AT T...
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MINISTER DAVIES TO SPEAK AT THE DESTRUCTION OF GOODS FUNCTION
11 Dec 13
MEDIA ADVISORY   11 DECEMBER 2013    TO: ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    MINISTER DAVIES TO SPEAK AT THE DESTRUCT...
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MINISTER DAVIES TO SPEAK AT THE DESTRUCTION OF GOODS
15 Oct 13
MINISTER DAVIES TO SPEAK AT THE DESTRUCTION OF GOODS FUNCTION    Members of the media are invited to attend the destruction of non-comply...
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NRCS to host the fourth Building convention
02 Oct 13
NRCS to host the fourth Building Control Officers’ convention in Midrand   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) in partn...
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NRCS to distribute safe paraffin stoves
23 Sep 13
RE: NRCS to distribute safe paraffin stoves to the communities of Kennedy Road Informal Settlement and Botshabelo   The National Regulator for...
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Recall of the new Dettol Disinfectant Liquid
23 Jul 13
RE: NRCS orders a nation-wide recall of the new Dettol Disinfectant Liquid.   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has ordered ...
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NRCS to distribute safe paraffin
08 Jul 13
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  8 July 2013   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to distribute safe paraffi...
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NRCS to distribute safe paraffin stoves
19 Feb 13
RE: NRCS to distribute safe paraffin stoves to the community of Potsdam, near Mdantsane   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications...
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NRCS to destroy thousands of non-compliant electrical products in Cape Town
10 Oct 12
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  10 October 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to destroy thousands o...
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NRCS to destroy thousands of products in PMB
03 Aug 12
MEDIA RELEASE   DATE:  3 August 2012 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   RE: NRCS to destroy thousands of non-compl...
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NRCS’s position on the regulation of cement in SA
02 Aug 12
MEDIA RELEASE  DATE:  2 August 2012 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   RE: NRCS’s position on the regulation of cement ...
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NRCS to visit Mdantsane as part of the winter
23 Jul 12
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  23 July 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to visit Mdantsane near E...
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NRCS to visit Marikana
17 Jul 12
MEDIA RELEASE   DATE:  11 July 2012 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   RE: NRCS to visit Marikana near Rustenburg ...
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NRCS to regulate live aquacultured abalone
11 Jul 12
MEDIA RELEASE   DATE:  11 July 2012 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS   RE: NRCS to regulate live aquacultured abal...
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NRCS to visit Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein
06 Jul 12
      MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  5 July 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to...
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NRCS to visit Di steneng near Polokwane
28 Jun 12
      MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  28 June 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS t...
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Kennedy Road Informal settlement
20 Jun 12
  MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  20 June 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to visit Kennedy ...
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NRCS takes consumer education to Cape Town
14 Jun 12
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  14 June 2012   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS takes consumer education ...
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NRCS to launch the winter awareness campaign
01 Jun 12
MEDIA RELEASE     DATE:  31 May 2011   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to launch the winter awar...
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NRCS to destroy unsafe products in Port Elizabeth
01 Sep 11
MEDIA ADVISORY   DATE:   1 September 2011   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to destroy unsafe pr...
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NRCS to demolish products in Cape Town
25 Aug 11
TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to demolish thousands of products of unsafe commodities in Cape Town   The Nationa...
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NRCS to donate toilet paper to charity
14 Jul 11
MEDIA RELEASE   DATE:  14 July 2011   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE:  NRCS to donate toilet paper to ...
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NRCS to destroy thousands of products in Durban
11 Jul 11
MEDIA ADVISORY    DATE:  11 July 2011   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: NRCS to destroy thousands of...
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POSSIBLE FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES ON SALE OF LPG
07 Jul 11
MEDIA RELEASE   DATE:  7 July 2011   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE:  NRCS WARN CONSUMERS OF POSSIBLE ...
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NRCS to destroy unsafe products in Cape Town
02 May 11
NRCS to destroy thousands of unsafe products in Cape Town   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) will on Wednesday (4 M...
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NRCS’s geared to regulate the live abalone
24 Mar 11
NRCS’s geared to regulate the live abalone     RE: NRCS’s geared to regulate the live abalone. The National Regulator for Compulsory Sp...
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NRCS to distribute toilet paper
14 Feb 11
NRCS to distribute toilet paper to various charities and schools in Gauteng and MpumalangaThe National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)’...
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NRCS LEVY CONSULTATION SESSIONS
27 Aug 10
INVITATION TO THE NRCS LEVY CONSULTATION SESSIONS   The CEO of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), Mr Moses Moeletsi, ...
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Inspectors seize loaves of bread in the Cape
24 Aug 10
NRCS inspectors seize short mass loaves of bread in the Cape   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) team of inspectors f...
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NRCS heads north to conduct surprise raids
23 Jul 10
NRCS heads north to conduct surprise raids in Polokwane and Makhado cities   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) will f...
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NRCS halts sale of short mass cement bags in PE
20 Jul 10
NRCS halts the sale of short mass cement bags in Port Elizabeth   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)’s Legal Metrology...
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Non compliant shooting ranges
18 May 10
NRCS to take tough actions against owners of non compliant shooting ranges   In its bid to enforce the compulsory specification on all Small Ar...
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Surprise Raids in Durban
06 May 10
NRCS uncovered thousands of non compliant products during surprise raids in Durban During its fourth day of the surprise raids in Durban, the Nation...
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Destruction function
31 Mar 10
NRCS to destroy thousands of non compliant products as part of its consumer month programme   The National Regulator for Compulsory Specificat...
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The Role of the NRCS and its operations
26 Mar 10
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications hosts a workshop with the City Deep Police station in Johannesburg to explain the role of the org...
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Distribution of toilet papers
24 Mar 10
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications in partnership with the North West Department of Education will distribute toilet papers to selec...
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NRCS uncovered thousands of non compliant products
16 Mar 10
MEDIA STATEMENT DATE:  16 March 2010 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS  RE: NRCS uncovered thousands of non compliant products during...
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Two- day surprise raids
16 Mar 10
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications will embark on two- day surprise raids ( 16-17 March 2010 ) in various malls and flea market...
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Consumer Month 2010
01 Mar 10
Since its formation in September 2008, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has made significant strides in the fight to remove...
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fish caught off the South African coastlines
04 Feb 10
Following the recent reports on the study conducted on some fish caught off the South African coastlines, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specif...
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Ridding the country of unsafe commodities
30 Nov 09
NRCS destroyed thousands of products in various parts of South Africa, ridding the country of unsafe commodities The National Regulator for Compulsor...
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NRCS raids in Johannesburg
12 Nov 09
NRCS raids uncovered thousands of unscrupulous products in JohannesburgIn a surprise visit to various warehouses in Johannesburg recently, the Nationa...
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Database of Non Compliant Products
09 Oct 09
Database of Non Compliant Products   Database of Non Compliant Products  ( 16 MB )
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NRCS HOTLINE
09 Oct 09
NRCS Hotline   Article on NRCS Hotline   NRCS Hotline FAQ   NRCS Hotline Posters
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NRCS COMMEMORATES NATIONAL SAVINGS MONTH - JULY
30 Jul 09
 NRCS COMMEMORATES THE NATIONAL SAVINGS MONTH - JULY NRCS through the Legal Metrology Division has joined hands with other players including the...
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Tiger Brands to remove its Disinfectants
14 Jul 09
NRCS orders Tiger Brands to remove its Disinfectants products from the market and stop selling them to the consumer.The National Regulator for Compuls...
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NON COMPLIANCE BY GONOW VEHICLES
26 Jun 09
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) was established on the 1st of September 2008 under the NRCS Act 5 of 2008 as an ongoing co...
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Sale of non complying paraffin stoves
11 Jun 09
CONSUMER ALERT   It has come to the attention of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications that a lot of retailers and manufactur...
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NON COMPLIANT TOILET PAPERS OFFERED FOR SALE
08 Jun 09
    MEDIA RELEASE   8 June 2009   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    NRCS UNCOVERES NON COMPLIANT TOILET P...
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THE OWNER OF DEXIANG TRADING STORE WAS ARRESTED
27 May 09
      MEDIA RELEASE   27 May 2009   TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS    RE: THE OWNER OF A CHINESE SH...
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OIML Meeting.
17 Mar 09
The packaging and labelling of products came under scrutiny during the recent Technical Committee Meeting of the International Organisation of Legal M...
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CONSUMER WARNING ON NON-COMPLIANT GOODS
08 Dec 08
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), former SABS Regulatory Division has discovered several non-pressure paraffin stoves and h...
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BEWARE OF CORRUPT GAS CYLINDER RETAILERS
04 Dec 08
CONSUMER – BEWARE OF CORRUPT GAS CYLINDER RETAILERSThe National Regulatory for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), former SABS Regulatory Division would...
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