CAPE TOWN - South Africa and Botswana on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise the commitment to collaborate on all standards related matters.
This includes standards development and recognising South Africa as an inspection services provider for the implementation of the Botswana Standards, import inspection regulations.
The agreement was signed by South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) in Cape Town, on the side-lines of the 42nd annual general meeting of the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) week, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from September 16-20.
“Botswana and South Africa share similar challenges in terms of socio-economic issues and it makes sense that as we strive to improve the lives of our people and our economies, we find ways to increase our collaboration,” BOBS managing director Masego Marobela said.
“Botswana intends to fulfil the terms of the agreement and look forward to a fruitful partnership with South Africa regarding all matters of standards development, conformity assessment and related matters,” Marobela said.