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2009-12-01 - NRCS team to raid Durban

MEDIA RELEASE

1 December 2009

TO ALL NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS 

RE: NRCS team to raid Durban, ridding the city of unsafe products

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), in partnership with various stakeholders, will from tomorrow, embark on a two day surprise raids in Durban  and surrounding areas to confiscate non complying products. This is part of an ongoing campaign aimed at ridding the country of unsafe products with the view to protect the rights of consumers.

Working together with the South African Police Services (SAPS), South African Revenue Services (SARS), Border Police and the Anti Smuggling Unit, the NRCS team will visit several malls and warehouses in order to inspect and assess the compliancy of products and subsequently confiscate them when found not complying with the compulsory specifications as set out in the NRCS Act No 5 of 2008.

With the beginning of the festive season, the, campaign, which started in Gauteng, will  be intensified and rolled out all over the country to ensure that the safety of consumers is guaranteed.

Members of the media who are interested in covering the raid should converge at the following address:

Venue:   73 Marine Parade, Holiday INN, Southern Beach Hotel, Durban
Date:   2 December 2009
Time:   10h30

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Ramarumo on 012 428 7336 / 082 369 7784 / or via email on ramarund@nrcs.org.za
 
Mirriam Moswaane on 012 428 6848/ 083 364 2007 or via email: moswaamm@nrcs.org.za

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL REGULATOR FOR COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS (NRCS).
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