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SADCAS Vacancy Announcement – Chief Executive Officer

The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) is a multi-economy accreditation body established in terms of Article 15 B of the Technical Barriers Trade (TBT) Annex to the SADC Protocol on Trade with the primary purpose of ensuring that conformity assessment service providers operating in those SADC Member States which do not have national accreditation bodies are […]

SADCAS Newsletter July 2021

SADCAS is pleased to present Issue 39 of the SADCAS Newsletter (July 2021 Edition) to keep  readers updated on accreditation activities in the region and beyond. Inside you will find news on accreditation activities undertaken by SADCAS during the period 1 April 2020 to 31 July 2021 and developments in the field of accreditation. You can download […]

Importance of Accreditation in COVID-19 Testing

The ongoing “Coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19” caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus 2) pandemic is primarily a health crisis, but it also has far reaching economic consequences. As a global crisis it is posing challenges to humanity that have never been experienced before. Reliable results of medical laboratories conducting tests […]

SADCAS-SANAS Joint Communique- SADCAS Extends International Recognition to IAF MLA

SADCAS is delighted to announce the extension of international recognition in the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA) to the following sub-scopes under the Main Scope Management Systems Certification (ISO/IEC 17021-1) Read more: SADCAS-SANAS Joint Communique- SADCAS Extends International Recognition to IAF MLA.pdf

Seychelles delegation attends Seafood Expo Global

25-April-2018 A five-member Seychelles delegation is attending the Belgian Seafood Expo Global being held in Brussels, Belgium from April 24-26, 2018. The delegation consists of representatives from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS), Fish Boat Owners Association (FBOA) and Seychelles Investment Board (SIB). The Belgian Seafood Expo Global is the world’s […]

SBS achieves another milestone with new accreditation

28-March-2018 The Food Chemistry Laboratory of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) has become the first laboratory in the country to gain accreditation for the testing of histamine in fish. It is an accreditation that has been issued to the national standards body by the SADCAS (SADC Accreditation Services) since November 2017. The official handover […]

How the SBS gained accreditation status for histamine analysis

06-April-2018 The Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) last week announced that the regulatory agency had obtained accreditation for the testing of histamine in fish. The manager of the Biochemical Testing Services (BTS) and deputy chief executive at the SBS, Sreekala Nair, shares details on how the organisation was conferred accreditation status for histamine analysis. Q: […]