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 relies on European (EU) standards for efficient use of the radio 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 in South Africa and to assist you with additional applications such as the application 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 example file for South Africa
Certificate example South Africa
Local Representative
Validity Period of Certification
∞ Months
Average lead time for radio type approval
5 Weeks
Certificate example (pdf, 476.78K)


Example label for South Africa

Certification Process for South Africa

ICASA Approval

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

NRCS Approval for Electrical Safety

01Preparation and review of all documents required for the application
02Local importer submits application documents to the authority NRCS
03NRCS reviews application documents
04NRCS issues Electronic Letter of Authority (LoA)

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Country Information

General Information about South Africa

South Africa
Country calling Code
Country Code ISO 3166-2
Country Code ISO 3166-3
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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Your personal type approval specialists and authorities for South Africa

  • K. Bauer


    Type Approval Specialist for South Africa

  • P. Kolodziej


    Type Approval Specialist for South Africa

  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

    Competent authority for South Africa

Product Scope

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


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


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


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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Market Access for South Africa

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