14 March 2018 - NW656
Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry
Whether SA National Accreditation Service gave accreditation to any laboratory in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 financial years; if so, (i) what are the names of each laboratory, (ii) who are the owners of each laboratory and (iii) what products were they accredited to test?
The South African National Accreditation Service (SANAS) gave accreditation to;
a) 49 laboratories in 2015-2016, (b) 60 laboratories in 2016-17 and (c) 63 laboratories in 2017-18.
A list of accredited laboratories in the periods mentioned is attached in Excel format. To facilitate access to clients of laboratories and other stakeholders, the SANAS website under “Directory of Accredited Facilities” carries information on accredited facilities and what they do.