South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

Contact Details

Physical: 1 Dr Lategan Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X191, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 428 7911
Fax: 0800 00 77 88


The mission of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is to provide standards and conformity assessment services to contribute towards the efficient functioning of the economy.

The SABS is mandated to: develop, promote and maintain South African National Standards (SANS); promote quality in connection with commodities, products and services; and render conformity assessment services and assist in matters connected therewith.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr J Molobela
Chief Executive Officer
Dr B Mehlomakulu

Mr Jeff Molobela
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Dr Michael Ellman
Mr GP Harris
Ms Anna-Marie Lötter
Mr Webster Masvikwa
Dr Boni Mehlomakulu (CEO)
Ms Nivashnee Naraindath
Ms Elekanyani Ndlovu
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Boni Mehlomakulu
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Boitumelo Mosako
Senior Management:
Dr Sadhvir Bissoon (Executive: Training)
Ms Jaynie Boolia (Acting GM: Human Capital)
Ms Nolwazi Gasa (Executive: Standards)
Mr Magatho Mello (Executive: Enterprise Development)
Mr Ian Plaatjes (Executive: Corporate Services)
Communications Officers:
Bjorn Buyst (Head: Marketing, Communications and Public Relations)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assets303 648339 265403 104430 178
Non-Current Assets813 266802 096695 825654 858
Total Assets1 116 9141 141 3611 098 9291 086 203
Current Liabilities157 466148 582151 777160 106
Non-Current Liabilities365 172376 997386 110405 953
Total Liabilities522 638525 579537 887566 059
Total Net Assets594 276615 782561 042520 144
Total Revenue838 101808 313739 348680 264
Revenue from Exchange Transactions648 438615 263559 553517 168
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions189 663193 050179 795163 096
Total Expenditure(815 746)(776 108)(717 624)(675 698)
Employee Costs(500 438)(471 840)(434 522)(389 647)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year22 35532 20521 7244 566
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities33 03051 36421 42655 667
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(70 362)(137 534)(12 306)(109 139)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year162 775200 107283 458274 338
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure----
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure20046--
Posts Approvedn/an/a1 266n/a
Posts Filled1 0211 0731 093n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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