Market Approval for South Africa

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) with headquarter in Centurion defines the regulatory requirements for radio type approval in South Africa. According to current regulations, ICASA bases its application on EU test reports on the efficient use of the frequency spectrum, electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety. Consequently, there is no need for separate in-country compliance testing. Besides, a local representative has to be provided. We will happily provide you either with one of our long-term local representatives or cooperate with your local representative. After successful evaluation by ICASA you will receive a Radio Equipment Type Approval Certificate with unlimited validity.
Before your product is launched on the market, an appropriate conformity label must be affixed to the equipment and the packaging. We will be pleased to advise you on the mandatory conformity markings for the South African market and to assist you with additional applications such as the application form for the user manual marking.
Our dedicated team will be at your disposal for any questions regarding homologation in South Africa. On request we can also advise and assist you regarding ICASA TTE Certificates, SABS Certificate of Conformity and NRCS Letter of Attorney (LoA) for Electrical Safety.

Certificate

Certificate example file for South Africa
Certificate example South Africa
Necessity
Mandatory
Local Representative
Required
Validity Period of Certification
∞ Months
Average lead time for radio type approval
5 Weeks
Preview
Certificate example (pdf, 476.78K)

Label

Example label for South Africa

Certification Process for South Africa

ICASA Type Approval

Review
01Preparation and review of all documents required for the application
Submit
02Local representative submits application documents to ICASA authority
Evaluation
03ICASA reviews application documents
Certification
04Radio equipment type approval certificate is issued
Labeling
05Affix ICASA label to your product or technical documentation

NRCS Approval for Electrical Safety

Review
01Preparation and review of all documents required for the application
Submit
02Local importer submits application documents to the authority NRCS
Evaluation
03NRCS reviews application documents
Certification
04NRCS issues Electronic Letter of Authority (LoA)
Do we need to affix the conformity label on the product?

You may submit a written request for waiver of labeling to the ICASA authority. The authority may grant permission to label the user manual instead.

What is the size of the ICASA label?

The minimum size of the ICASA label is 3 mm x 3 mm. The label contains the ICASA logo and the number of the ICASA certificate in the following format: TA XXXX-YYYY, where: TA stands for the type approval, XXXX for the year in which the TA certificate was issued, and YYYY for the number sequence assigned by ICASA.

What is the role of ICASA in South Africa?

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) plays a central role as the regulator of the telecommunications, broadcasting and postal sectors. As the regulator, ICASA receives and investigates complaints about the services provided by licensed companies in these industries to ensure accountability and public satisfaction.

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Country Information

General Information about South Africa

South Africa
Country calling Code
+27
Capital
Pretoria
Continent
Africa
Currency
Rand
Country Code ISO 3166-2
ZA
Country Code ISO 3166-3
ZAF
Alternate Country Names
RSA, Suid-Afrika, Republic of South Africa, Republik Südafrika, Afrique du Sud, Južnoafrička Republika, Sud Africa, República de Sudáfrica, Южно-Африканская Республика, 南アフリカ, Südafrika, Sydafrika, 남아프리카

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Contact

Your personal type approval specialists and authorities for South Africa

  • K. Bauer

    eMail

    Type Approval Specialist for South Africa

  • P. Kolodziej

    eMail

    Type Approval Specialist for South Africa

  • ICASA

    https://www.icasa.org.za

    Competent authority for South Africa

  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

    https://www.icasa.org.za

    Competent authority for South Africa

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Our RF test lab is accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and certified to ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. We provide wireless device testing and radio certification services based on global technical certification standards to ensure your product performs reliably in industrial environments.
In addition, we have contacts with local representatives and testing laboratories around the world to ensure global market access at all times.

Radio Frequencies

Ensuring all necessary radio frequency requirements

Electromagnetic Compatibility

For reliable and trouble-free operation of your device

Environmental Simulation

To ensure reliable operation in harsh environments

Electrical Safety

To guarantee safe operation of your electrical product

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Vehicle radar systems in the 77 and 79 GHz frequency ranges, such as distance radar, blind spot radar, parking and lane departure warning systems

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Kick sensors, tire pressure sensors, radio remote control, keyless entry/go, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), 60 GHz in-cabin radar monitoring, garage door openers

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Bluetooth hands-free, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, GNSS, C2C (car-to-car communication), Wireless Charging (Qi)

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Product Scope

Our offers and services may vary depending on the country. Please contact us for specific details.

Automotive

Radar 24 GHz, 64 GHz, 77 GHz, 79 GHz, UWB

Radio key 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Keyless Go 125 kHz, 13,56 MHz

Tire pressure sensors 125 kHz, 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Entertainment 2,4 GHz

Industry

Radar 64 GHz, Tank Level, Position radar

Wireless-M-Bus 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Wireless-CAN-Bus 2.4 GHz

RFID + NFC 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, 868 MHz

UWB Devices 24 GHz, 60 GHz, 79 GHz

Consumer

WirelessHD 60 GHz

WLAN 2.4GHz, 3 GHz, 5 GHz, 10 GHz

Bluetooth 2.4 GHz

Zigbee 868 MHz, 2.4 GHz

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