National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

Contact Details

Physical: SABS Campus, 1 Dr Lategan Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X25, Brooklyn, 0075
Tel: 012 482 8700


The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) is an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry established to administer compulsory specifications and other technical regulations with the view to protect human health, safety and the environment, and to ensure fair trade in accordance with government policies and guidelines.

The vision of the NRCS is to be a credible and respected regulator for the protection of the public, the economy and the environment. Its mission is to develop compulsory specifications and technical regulations, and maximise compliance of regulated products and services.

The NRCS' strategic objectives are: to be an effective and efficient regulatory system that is responsive to the environment in which we operate in order to protect the public; full compliance with compulsory specifications / technical regulations; recognition and awareness of the NRCS; and sound, effective and efficient organisational governance.

The broad mandate of the NRCS is to promote public health, safety and environmental protection through the development and enforcement of compulsory specifications / technical regulations. While consumer protection lies at the heart of the activities of the NRCS, this function cannot be separated from South Africa’s role as a global trading partner. South African goods and services need to be competitive in terms of cost and quality and, at the same time, be guaranteed to be safe and fit for their purpose. The mandate of the NRCS is derived from the following legislation: the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act 5 of 2008 as amended; the Legal Metrology Act 9 of 2014; and the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977(NBR&BS Act).

Office Bearers/Management

Chief Executive Officer
Mr E Mamadise

Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Edward Mamadise (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer:
Reshma Mathura
Senior Management:
Mr Marks Thibela (DCEO)
Communications Officers:
Ms Mirriam Moswaane (Head: Communications and Marketing)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Current Assetsn/a221 178230 313165 153
Non-Current Assetsn/a29 69718 11919 636
Total Assetsn/a250 876248 431184 790
Current Liabilitiesn/a38 19043 95634 628
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a28 82422 22920 328
Total Liabilitiesn/a67 01366 18554 955
Total Net Assetsn/a183 862182 246129 834
Total Revenuen/a293 345319 119290 843
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a47 41142 11353 363
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a248 122277 790243 812
Total Expendituren/a(308 311)(278 512)(245 959)
Employee Costsn/a(239 843)(217 186)(178 279)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a1 61652 41244 883
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a5 58057 04234 065
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(12 403)(1 273)(2 461)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a199 847206 669150 943
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a1097 2925 830
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a5312425
Posts Approvedn/a322324325
Posts Filledn/a300302293
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