SADCAS publishes 4th strategic plan reflecting on body’s milestones

BOTSWANA – The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) has published its 4th strategic plan covering the period beginning 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2027. SADCAS is a multi-economy accreditation body established in terms of Article 15 B of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Annex to the SADC Protocol on Trade, with the primary purpose of ensuring…

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Botswana Bureau of Standards drafts National Quality Policy to boost quality assurance efforts

BOTSWANA – The government, through the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), has developed a National Quality Policy (NQP) whose draft is to be tabled for debate and approval at the November sitting of Parliament. The main aim of the policy is to ensure that Botswana has adequate and effective quality infrastructure, relevant legislation, and well-streamlined quality assurance efforts. This will…

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Namibia recalls Tiger Brands products as other affected countries follow suite

SOUTH AFRICA – Namibia’s health ministry has instructed local environmental health practitioners to withdraw various KOO canned products, Hugo’s Baked Beans and Helderberg Peas, produced between 1 May 2019 and 5 May 2021, from Namibian shelves. Canned products forming part of this recall cover various KOO canned vegetable products, excluding all KOO canned fruit products, KOO pilchards and KOO products…

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