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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
South Africa - Electrical Safety

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer, Importer, B2C products, B2B products     
Application: South Africa, Manufacturers, LOA, Letter of Authority, VC compulsory specification
Countries: Image for ZA South Africa,  
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Status: Published 2020-06-24 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Torsten Sahm
Last change 2024-03-19 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth: Regulatory label (mandatory), Electrical safety
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Electrical safety

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the legal obligations for manufacturers and importers and the regulatory requirements for electrical equipment as specified in the compulsory technical regulations of South Africa (VC compulsory specifications).
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Abbreviations
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Important abbreviations which are special for this legislation or theme.

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
The Act 5 of 2008:
To provide for the administration and maintenance of legal metrology technical regulations in order
to promote fair trade and
to protect public health and safety and the environment; and
to provide for matters connected therewith.

This Act mentiones also:
- Regulatory Certificate of Compliance (RCC)
- Authorisation Certificate (AC)
for products covered by the South African Standard SANS 10142-1 The wiring of premises – Part 1: Low-voltage installations'

Responsible actors
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Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
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What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Penalty by this legislation
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What are the possible penalties (e. g. sales ban, fines) in the case of non-compliance?

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
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E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
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Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
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Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Market surveillance authority
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Name of the authority for market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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Comment on the comparability to EU legislation
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Hints
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
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Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
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[Yes/No]

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
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Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
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"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
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e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
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e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
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Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
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e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
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Hint to voluntary certification scheme
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If a important voluntary certification schemes exists, one link will be given. Important voluntary schemes are for example: UL, CSA, VCCI (Japan)

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
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e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
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e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
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National Standardisation Organisation
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Link to organisation

Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
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Undetailed information

Is in-country testing legally required?
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Acceptance of foreign test reports
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Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
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e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
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e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
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e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
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Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
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Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Digital user documentation allowed?
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User instructions allowed by QR-Code/internet or digital medium or integrated in device with display? Safety instruction allowed by QR-Code or digital medium?

Warnings, symbols
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e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   South Africa

Code, ContinentZAF, Africa
Economic AreaSouthern African Customs Union (SACU)
Official Language11: English, Afrikaans plus 9 African languages
Standard InstituteSABS - South African Bureau of Standards
HS CodememberYes - since 1964

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