SADCAS Accredits More Facilities Under the MLAP

SADCS-TUNAC Twinning Partnership Agreement Handover Ceremony

CIMAS Medical Laboratories Celebrates its Accreditation

SADCAS-SANAS Joint Communique - SADCAS Accreditation Services

Customer Satisfaction Survey Accreditation Services - 2013/14 Results

Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Scores a Hat Trick

Steven Bruce Sidney Elected Chairman of SADCAS Board of Directors

   

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SADCAS Accredits More Facilities Under the MLAP
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of 2 medical laboratories namely Muhimbili National Hospital Central Pathology Laboratory in the scope of Blood Transfusion and Clinical Chemistry and Lancet Laboratories (Swaziland) in the scopes of Chemistry, Hematology and Microbiology both in accordance with ISO 15189... Read more...

SADCS-TUNAC Twinning Partnership Agreement Handover Ceremony
The SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS) and the Tunisia Accreditation Council (TUNAC) entered into a Twinning Partnership Agreement. The Twinning Partnership Agreement ... Read more...

CIMAS Medical Laboratories Celebrates its Accreditation
CIMAS Medical Laboratories is the 4th medical laboratory to be accredited by SADCAS and the first pathology laboratory to be accredited by SADCAS in Zimbabwe... Read more...

SADCAS-SANAS Joint Communique - SADCAS Accreditation Services
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) is a multieconomy accreditation body established in terms of Article 17... Read more...

Customer Satisfaction Survey Accreditation Services - 2013/14 Results
In an effort to improve its accreditation services thus serve customers better, SADCAS launched a customer satisfaction survey in 2013. Read more...

Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Scores a Hat Trick
The National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre, Bugando Medical Centre and Mbeya Referral Hospital Laboratory accreditation certificates handover ceremony was held at the National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday 21 June 2014. Read more...

Steven Bruce Sidney Elected Chairman of SADCAS Board of Directors
The SADCAS Board, management and staff congratulate Mr Steven Bruce Sidney on his appointment as the Chairman of the SADCAS Board of Directors. Mr Sidney was unanimously elected Chairman at the 36th SADCAS Board meeting held on 8 May 2014. The appointment is for 3 years renewable for a second term of 3 years. Read more...

Verily Molatedi Elected Vice Chairman of SADCAS Board of Directors
The SADCAS Board, management and staff congratulate Ms Verily Molatedion her appointment as the Vice Chairman of the SADCAS Board of Directors. Ms Molatedi was unanimously elected Vice Chairman at the 36th SADCAS Board meeting held on 8 May 2014. The appointment is for 3 years renewablefor a second term of 3 years. Read more...

SADCAS Appoints New Board Member
The SADCAS Board, The SADCAS is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Emmanuel Jinda as a member of the SADCAS Board of Directors. Read more...

SADCAS Commemorates World Accreditation Day
World Accreditation Day will be commemorated on June 9th, 2014. This year will focus on the role that accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy. Energy provision encompasses attempts to meet the needs of the world’s current population without negatively impacting future generations. It involves the extraction, transmission, generation, distribution and storage. Read more...

SADCAS and TUNAC Sign Twinning Partnership Agreement
The Southern African development Community Accreditation service (SADCAS) and the Tunisian Accreditation Council (TUNAC) have entered into a twinning partnership.The Twinning Partnership Agreement was signed by both parties on 20 February 2014. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits First Medical Laboratory
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre (NHL – QATC) in the scopes: clinical chemistry; serology; molecular biology; and microbiology in accordance with ISO 15189:2007. Read more...

SADCA Executive Committee Meets
The SADC Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) Executive Committee held its meeting in Port Louis, Mauritius from 3 to 4 February 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to monitor progress on implementation of the SADCA agenda as outlined in the 2012 to 2017 Business Plan, to plan for the years programme and to prepare for the upcoming SADCA General Assembly meeting to be held on 20 March 2014. Read more...

SADCAS CEO Pays Courtesy Call on SADC Deputy Executive Secretary
The SADCAS Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Maureen Mutasa paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed SADC Deputy Executive Secretary, Regional Integration, Dr Thembinkosi Mhlongo on 22 January 2014 at SADC House in Gaborone, Botswana. Read more...

Water Utilities Corporation, Mmamashia Laboratory Accredited
The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) Laboratory at Mmamashia Water Treatment Plant has been accredited in the scope of microbiology and chemical analyses of water in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 by SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS). Read more...

SADCAS Admitted Full Member in AFRAC
SADCAS is proud to announce its admission as Full Member of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC). Read more...

NDT Inspection Solutions P/L Certificate Handover Ceremony
The NDT Inspection Solutions’ P/L certificate handover ceremony was held on 12 September 2013 at Conquenar House,- Harare, Zimbabwe at 14:30 hours. Read more...

Zambia Bureau of Standards Accredited
Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has been accredited by SADCAS in the scope of Mass Metrology and Volume Metrology in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Read more...

Botswana Testing Laboratory System Launched
The Botswana Testing Laboratory System (BTLS) was launched on 13 August 2013 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) in Gaborone, Botswana. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits its First Inspection Body
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of NDT Inspection Solutions P/L in the scopes “Type A – Inspection of Pressure Equipment” in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020:1998 and SADCAS TR 05:2012. Read more...

Trace Element Analysis (TEA-Lab) Accredited
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of the Trace Element Analysis Laboratory (TEA- Lab) in the scope of chemical analysis in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits NSI Mass Metrology Calibration Laboratory
SADCAS is delighted to announce the accreditation of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) Mass Metrology Calibration Laboratory in the scope of mass. Read more...

SADCAS Commemorates World Accreditation Day
World Accreditation Day will be celebrated on 9 June 2013 and this year the focus is on the important role accreditation plays in facilitating trade around the world, both within and across national borders.
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SADCAS Accredits National Dosimetry Laboratory
The SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS) has accredited Botswana’s National Dosimetry Laboratory in the scope of “optics and radiometry”. This is the first such laboratory to be accredited by SADCAS. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits SAZ Testing Laboratories
The SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS) has accredited the Standards Association of Zimbabwe’s (SAZ) Testing Laboratories in the scope of “chemical analysis”. Read more...

Environmental Management Agency Laboratory Accredited
The Zimbabwe Environmental Management Agency Laboratory (EMAL) has been accredited in the scope of microbiology and chemical analysis of raw and potable water, by SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS). Read more...

SADCAS Signs MoU with NSSA
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) and the National Social Security Authority of Zimbabwe (NSSA) recently signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to provide assurance of technical competence of service providers involved in the inspection of equipment and machinery. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits More Facilities
SADCAS is proud to announce the accreditation of Environmental Management Agency Laboratory in Harare,Zimbabwe in the scopes of microbiological and chemical analysis in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Read more...

AFRAC Holds Its Third General Assembly Meeting
The African Cooperation in Accreditation (AFRAC) held its 3rd General Assembly meeting on 3 October 2012 at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before the General Assembly meeting, a workshop was held on 1 October 2012 followed by AFRAC Committees meetings on 2 October 2012. Read more...

Another 2 Facilities Accredited by SADCAS
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of 2 facilities namely Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority in the scopes of chemical and
microbiological analysis in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and Bureau Veritas Namibia (Pty) Ltd in the scope of chemical analysis in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Read more...

News on SADC World Accreditation Day Commemorations
World Accreditation Day (WAD) is a global initiative which was jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness on the importance and benefits of accreditation. Read more...

SADC Director TIFI Co-opted onto the SADCAS Board of Directors
SADCAS is pleased to announce the cooption of Ms Boitumelo Gofhamodimo the SADC Director Trade Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI) onto the SADCAS Board of Directors with effect from 10 August 2012. Read more...

SADCAS Commemorates World Accreditation Day
The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, to be celebrated on 9 June 2012 is “Accreditation: Supporting Safe Food and Clean Drinking Water”. Read more...

SADCAS Accredits More Facilities
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of 2 facilities... Read more...

SADCAS Signs MoU with ASLM
The SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Society of Laboratory Medicines (ASLM). Read more...

Invitation to Register your Organization with SADCAS
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is in the process of creating a database of conformity assessment service providers (testing laboratories, certification bodies (management systems/ product/ personnel) and calibration laboratories operating in those countries that are serviced by SADCAS. Read more...

SADCAS’ Advisory Committee Meets
The SADCAS Advisory Committee for Inspection in Zimbabwe held its first meeting on 27
October, 2011 at the National Social Security Authority House in Harare, Zimbabwe. Read more...

SADC Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) Executive Committee Meets
The SADC Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) Executive Committee held its 7th meeting from 17 to 18 October 2011 in Pretoria South Africa. Read More...

Zambia National Laboratory Association Holds Inaugural Meeting
The inaugural meeting of the Zambia National Laboratory Association (ZNLA) was held on 19 August 2011 at the Blue Nile Inn in Lusaka. Read More...

SADCAS Membership in ILAC Upgraded
SADCAS membership in the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has been
upgraded to “Associate” category and joins 19 other accreditation bodies that are in this category of
membership. Read More...

SADCAS Accredits its Fourth Facility
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is proud to announce the accreditation of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards’ (SBS) Environmental Laboratory in the scope of water testing. Read More...

SADC Countries Commemorate 2011 World Accreditation Day
Various activities were held throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
region to commemorate world accreditation day on 9 June 2011. Read More...

Transition to ISO/IEC 17021:2011
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), in consultation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has set the date for implementation of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 as 1 February 2013. This is a two year transition from the date of publication. Read More...

Gunnar Holm Visits SADCAS Offices

Mr Gunnar Holm the Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa visited the
SADCAS offices in Gaborone, Botswana on Thursday 19 May 2011. Read More...

SADCAS Commemorates World Accreditation Day 2011
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is a multi-economy accreditation body established to meet the accreditation needs of SADC member states. Read More...

SADCAS Holds its 6th Annual General Meeting

The SADCAS 6th Annual General Meeting was held on the 22nd of March 2011 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre in Gaborone, Botswana. Read More...

BOBS Industrial Metrology Accredited
Friday the 18th of March 2011 was a momentous day for the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) and the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS). Read More...

Seychelles Bureau of Standards’ Metrology Laboratory Accredited
The Seychelles Bureau of Standards’ (SBS) Metrology Laboratory has been accredited in the scope of mass, by SADC Accreditation Service (SADCAS). SBS Metrology Laboratory is the third facility to be accredited by SADCAS and the first facility in Seychelles to be accredited. Read More...

SADCA Executive Committee Meets in Pretoria, South Africa
As part of the SADCA Business Plan development process, the SADCA ExCo, at its previous meeting held on 17 November 2010, reviewed the SADCA By laws and relevant parts of the TBT Annex to the SADC Protocol on Trade. Read More...

AFRIMETS Hosts Metrology School in Nairobi, Kenya
The Intra- Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS) together with the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and the Measures Department of Kenya, hosted a metrology school at Red Court Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Read More...

SADCAS Accredits its First Facilities
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) a multi-economy
accreditation body established to meet the accreditation needs of SADC member states especially those which do not have own accreditation body i.e. 13 countries in all, has accredited its first two facilities. Read More...

SADCAS Trademark Registered in other Six SADC Countries
The SADCAS trademark which forms the core of the SADCAS accreditation mark has now been registered in Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Read More...

Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 9001 July 2009
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have jointly produced a concise statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to ISO 9001. Read More...

Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 14001 July 2009
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have jointly produced a concise statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to ISO 14001. Read More...

AFRAC Launched and holds its First General Assembly Meeting - Cairo, Egypt
The African Cooperation in Accreditation (AFRAC) was launched on 29 September 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Cairo, Egypt. The launch was followed by the inaugural General Assembly meeting held on 29 to 30 September 2010 at the same venue. Read More...

SADC Countries Commemorate 2010 World Accreditation Day
World Accreditation Day is a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum
(IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. Read More...

SADCAS CEO Attends 2010 ZINQAP Annual Scientific Conference
The SADCAS Chief Executive Officer Mrs Maureen P Mutasa attended the 2010 ZINQAP Annual Scientific Conference held from 19 to 20 May 2010 at Meikles Hotel, Harare Zimbabwe. Read More...

Smart Partnership Dialogue - Kuala, Malaysia
Mrs Maureen P Mutasa SADCAS Chief Executive Officer attended the Smart Partnership Movement’s think tanking dialogue on quality and standards Inclusion for enhancing trade, business, technology and sustainability held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 to 15 June 2010. Read More...

Third AFRAC Meeting - Cairo, Egypt
The third meeting on the establishment of an African cooperation in accreditation was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo, Egypt from 14 to 15 April 2010. Read More...

Press Release - World Accreditation Day
World Accreditation Day is celebrated on 9 June each year. It is a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. Read More...

World Accreditation Day Conference - Global Acceptance
The World Accreditation Day Conference will be held at the Botswana Bureau of Standards Headquarters, Plot 55745, Main Airport Road, Block 8 - Gaborone, Botswana on 9 June 2010 at 08:30 hours. Read More...

Joint Communiqué on SADCAS Readiness to Offer Accreditation Services
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) is a multi-economy accreditation body incorporated in Botswana under the Botswana Companies Act Chapter 42:01. SADCAS was Read more...

Marie Chilcott Retires
Mrs Marie Chilcott has retired from the South African National Accreditation Service System (SANAS) after 25 years of service. In her many responsibilities at SANAS, Read more...

New NAFP Appointments
SADCAS is pleased to announce the following National Accreditation Focal Points (NAFP) appointments: Mr Goitseone Seitshiro has been appointed NAFP for Botswana. Mr Seitshiro Read more...

SADCAS Board Attends Corporate Governance Seminar
The SADCAS Board of Directors attended a one day corporate governance seminar held on 17 February 2010 at Elegant Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa. The Read more...

SADCAS is now Ready to Offer Accreditation Services
The Southern Development Accreditation Service accreditation Service (SADCAS) is now ready to process accreditation applications as well as offer training in accreditation related activities. Read more...

SADCAS and SANAS sign twinning partnership arrangement
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) and the South African Accreditation System (SANAS) have entered into a twinning partnership. The Twinning Partnership Read more...

SADCAS Admitted as a Member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF)
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) has been admitted as a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) in the membership category, Read more...

SADCAS Launched!!!
The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) was launched on 23 April 2009 at the Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana. The occasion was graced Read more...

 
           
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