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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assetsn/a303 648339 265403 104
Non-Current Assetsn/a813 266802 096695 825
Total Assetsn/a1 116 9141 141 3611 098 929
Current Liabilitiesn/a157 466148 582151 777
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a365 172376 997386 110
Total Liabilitiesn/a522 638525 579537 887
Total Net Assetsn/a594 276615 782561 042
Total Revenuen/a838 101808 313739 348
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a648 438615 263559 553
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a189 663193 050179 795
Total Expendituren/a(815 746)(776 108)(717 624)
Employee Costsn/a(500 438)(471 840)(434 522)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a22 35532 20521 724
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a33 03051 36421 426
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(70 362)(137 534)(12 306)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a162 775200 107283 458
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a---
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a20046-
Posts Approvedn/an/an/a1 266
Posts Filledn/a1 0211 0731 093
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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Annual Reports

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