The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) was founded 75 years ago, September 1945. At the time, the massive post-war rebuilding effort by the major powers was undertaken with growing recognition of the need to manufacture products to a common and agreed set of standards. Standardisation facilitated and enhanced international trade, offering objective benchmarks to ensure minimum safety and performance integrity of products, and improve applicability across a range of national markets.

SABS was established as South Africa’s national standardisation body and was soon playing a valuable role in the country’s development

Visit the SABS Website for more information.