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CMA concerned over firing of SABS board
The Concrete Manufacturers Association stands ready to assist the precast concrete industry with required certification of products in the event that the SABS will not be able to do so.
This is the word of CMA executive director, Frans Minnaar in response to the dismissal of the entire South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) board of directors due to its failure to exercise its fiduciary duties in terms of the Standards Act and the Public Finance Management Act. The decision was made by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies last week, having received numerous complaints regarding a lack of service delivery by the SABS.
“This may have a ripple effect through the SABS and may effect service delivery throughout its different business units including concrete manufacturing and products. It is our fear that members who still make use of the SABS for certification of products may once again find themselves in a position where these are delayed, mislaid or lost, which is exactly why we launched our very own certification service nearly two years ago.
“For those producers that are concerned or who are still struggling to obtain new permits or renewals from the SABS, we are happy to inform them that the CMA CS is available to issue certificates with the SANAS Accreditation number and logo on it in the same manner as any other accredited certification body. But, with the added assurance that we will maintain the highest standards for our certification services always,” says Frans.
The CMA CS Mark of Approval is the Mark you can trust for real compliance with SANS specifications.