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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Standards Act, No. 8 of 2008

Long title


To provide for the development, promotion and maintenance of standardisation and quality in connection with commodities and the rendering of related conformity assessment services; and for that purpose to provide for the continued existence of the SABS, as the peak national institution; to provide for the establishment of the Board of the SABS; to provide for the repeal of the Standards Act, 1993; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1. DEFINITION AND PURPOSE
1. Definitions
2. Purpose of Act

PART 2. CONTINUATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS
3. Continuation of SABS
4. Objects of SABS
5. Functions of SABS

BOARD OF SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS
6. Establishment and composition of Board of SABS
7. Term of office of members of Board
8. Disqualification from membership
9. Removal from and vacation of office
10. Remuneration and terms and conditions of employment of members of Board
11. Meetings of Board
12. Conflict of interest of members of Board
13. Committees of Board
14. Advisory Forum
15. Government Consultative Forum

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
16. Appointment of Chief Executive Officer
17. Employment contract and performance agreement
18. Appointment of staff
19. Services of non-employees
20. Delegation

PART 3. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
21. Funding and investments
22. Financial year and accounting

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS
23. National Norm for setting and amending of South African National Standards
24. Issuing of South African National Standards
25. Recognised Standards Development Organisations
26. Copyright in South African National Standards and publications of SABS
27. Limitations on certain claims pertaining to compliance with South African National Standard
28. Incorporation of South African National Standards in laws

PART 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
29.
Certain acts not interpreted as assurances or guarantees
30. Breach of confidence
31. Limitation of liability
32. Offences and penalties
33. Regulations
34. Transitional provisions
35. Repeal of law
36. Amendment of law
37. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE LAWS AMENDED (SECTION 36)
 
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