ELECTROTECHNICAL ensures the safety and energy efficiency of electrical and electronic apparatus, components, and related products offered for sale in South Africa. The safety and environmental requirements are based on internationally accepted standards. It is appointed by the National Department of Labour as the approvals body for electrical products and components of domestic and industrial low voltage electrical installations. 

ELECTROTECHNICAL also administers a compulsory specification for the control of gaming devices and related apparatus. The compulsory specification sets compulsory requirements for safety, fairness, security, and reliability of gaming and bookmaking apparatus. It is appointed to perform these functions in terms of the National Gambling Act (Act No 7 of 2004).​​​

Approv​al and Inspection​​​

List of VC's and Regulated Product​

LOA Application Process​


Database of Approved Products​

Frequently Asked Questions​

Q. ​What is needed to apply for an LoA for my product?

A. Full safety test reports coming from accredited testing facility and not older than 36 months.

Q. Do my products needs an LoA?

A. Check the list of Compulsory Specifications on the NRCS website to see which products fall within the scope of Compulsory Specifications.

Q. Is CE certificate accepted by SA regulatory?

A. No, only full safety test reports coming from the accredited test laboratory and not older than 36

months are accepted.

Q. Is EN test reports accepted?

A. No, unless they are accompanied by the declaration report, declaring the equivalence of standards


Q. Who do I contact for Levies?

A. NRCS Finance Business Unit.

Q. How long does it takes to process a LoA application?

A. LoA applications are processed within 120 calendar days.

Q. How much does LoA cost?

A. Updated fees are gazetted annually and available on the NRCS website. ​




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