South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

Contact Details

Physical: the dti Campus, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002
Postal: Private Bag X23, Sunnyside, 0132
Tel: 012 394 3760
Fax: 012 394 0526


The mission of the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is to create an impartial and transparent mechanism for organisations to independently demonstrate their competence and facilitate the beneficial exchange of goods, services and knowledge; and provide a service that is recognised as equatable to best international practice, while reflecting the demographics of South Africa in all that it does.

SANAS, as the sole national accreditation body, performs the following functions: promoting the organisation as the sole national accreditation body in its scope of activity; encouraging and promoting the accreditation of calibration, testing and verification laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, rating agencies, and any other type of body that may be added to its scope of activity; encouraging and promoting Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance with the principles adopted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for GLP facilities; promoting the acceptance of SANAS activities and those of all accredited bodies accredited by SANAS or its international counterparts; promoting the recognition of accredited bodies, by users of conformity assessments; liaising with regional and international standard bodies and with technical regulatory and metrology organisations in respect of any matter related to accreditation; liaising with national regulators in respect of any matter related to accreditation; promoting the use of accredited bodies to facilitate trade; advising national, regional and international organisations on the conditions for accreditation and on other issues related to accreditation; establishing and maintaining a register of all accredited organisations in South Africa; initiating, negotiating, concluding and maintaining multilateral recognition arrangements; supporting government in activities on multilateral recognition arrangements; obtaining and maintaining membership of national or international organisations that may assist SANAS in achieving its objects and actively participating in such organisations; formulating and implementing national guidelines and standards to facilitate the accreditation process; promoting recognition and protecting the use of the SANAS logo nationally and internationally; promoting and protecting regional and international arrangement logos, such as those of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF); establishing appropriate technical committees; and investigating methods of facilitating trade through accreditation.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr P Govender
Chief Executive Officer
Mr R Josias

Mr Prags Govender
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Mr Tervern Jaftha
Mr Ron Josias (CEO)
Ms Anna-Marie Lötter
Ms Nomkhosi Magwaza
Mr Jacob Malatse
Ms Berenice Lue Marais
Mr Aluwani Ramabulana
Ms Jennifer Rathebe
Mr Lunga Saki
Mr Vernon Seymour
Mr Phakamisa Zonke
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Ron Josias
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Christi Warren
Senior Management:
Mr Dawood Petersen (Company Secretary)
Mr Mpho Phaloane (Executive: Accreditation)
Ms Busi Radebe (Executive: Corporate Services)
Communications Officers:
Tshenolo Molamu (Manager: Communications and Marketing)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets96 87690 44175 09361 484
Non-Current Assets4 7624 9473 7412 466
Total Assets101 63895 38878 83463 950
Current Liabilities18 97512 88710 1838 847
Non-Current Liabilities2 6044 5814 7794 777
Total Liabilities21 57917 46814 96213 624
Total Net Assets80 05977 92063 87250 326
Total Revenue82 07785 75480 37070 286
Revenue from Exchange Transactions56 05250 04246 89739 610
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions26 02535 71233 47330 676
Total Expenditure(79 938)(71 706)(66 824)(58 201)
Employee Costs(40 954)(35 962)(32 555)(31 824)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year2 13914 04813 54612 085
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities6 42118 52514 43823 557
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(558)(1 903)(1 838)(867)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year94 90389 18772 66760 134
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure210--
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a---
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/a7361n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report. Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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