2018 Assessor Conclaves

The 2018 Assessor Conclave dates and venues are as follows:

GAUTENG 
Date: Thursday, 08 February 2018
Venue: St George Hotel and Convention Centre, 58 Mkhatshlua Avenue, Doornkloof, Pretoria
Time: 08h30 -16h00 (07h30 – 08h30 registration)

CAPE TOWN 
Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Venue: Premier Hotel, 1 Marais Road, Sea Point
Time: 08h30 -16h00 (07h30 – 08h30 registration)

DURBAN 
Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward, 149 OR Tambo Parade, South Beach
Time: 08h30 -16h00 (07h30 – 08h30 registration)

For any further assistance or information, contact Ms Nombongo Ngobe on nombongon@sanas.co.za or 012 740 8421

2017 ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS MEETINGS

The Annual Communications meetings were held during September 2017. The purpose of these annual meetings is to inform stakeholders on latest developments with regards to accreditation matters. The following technical and non-technical matters were discussed: SANAS overview and updates; ILAC/IAF and AFRAC updates; 17011 and 17025 updates; Reflecting on 2017 World Accreditation Day; and SHANDUKA ‘online application’ guidelines.

The meeting presentations may be downloaded here

World Accreditation Day June 9, 2017

9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

This year’s theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment.

As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to communicate the value of accreditation to those working in the sector including building owners, operators, contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, and structural and civil engineers.  As well as demonstrating how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation.

The Chairs of both organisations have released a joint statement to introduce the importance of the theme and how accreditation can support those working in the sector including building owners, operators, contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, and structural and civil engineers. It also sets out how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation. A brochure has also been produced to include examples from around the world to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection and certification is being used to provide suppliers, purchasers and specifiers with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used.

WAD2017

 

2017 Assessor Conclave dates

Cape Town Region

Date: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

 

Port Elizabeth Region

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2017

 

Durban Region

Date: Thursday, 07 September 2017

 

Gauteng Region

Date: Monday, 11 September 2017

 

Enquiries contact Nombongo via email: nombongon@sanas.co.za or 012 740 8421

or contact relevant Accreditation Manager.

2016 SANAS Communications Meetings

Cape Town meeting
Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Venue: Protea Hotel, 99 Jip De Jager Drive, Durbanville
Cape Town

Port Elizabeth meeting
Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Venue: Elizabeth Place, 20 Pickering Street
Port Elizabeth

Durban meeting
Date: Thursday, 08 September 2016
Venue: Riverside Hotel, 10 Kenneth Kaunda Road, Durban North
Durban

Gauteng meeting
Date: Monday, 12 September 2016
Venue: Accolades Boutique Hotel, 72 Dale Road
Midrand

ILAC MRA ANNUAL REPORT PUBLISHED

The 2015 ILAC MRA Annual Report was published and is available on the ILAC website.

The report sets out the activity that is carried out as part of the peer evaluation process, developments in accreditation over the last year, new and revised publications, and signatory status updates from 2015.

You are encouraged to share the report in print format or electronically with your national Regulators, specifiers and businesses that rely on, or could benefit from, the ILAC MRA.

PUBLISHED BY ILAC