The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) is a public entity of the Department of Trade and Industry led by Minister Ebrahim Patel. Its mandate is to protect the health and safety of consumers, the environment and ensure fair trade.
NRCS enforces compulsory specifications and technical regulations in the automotive industry under which you trade.
On Friday 7 February 2020 the NRCS notified industry that the NRCS Labour Union members have embarked on a strike with effect from 5 February 2020 and subsequently, the NRCS Management had put measures in place to ensure the continuation of the services to minimize the impact that the strike could have on your businesses.
RMI members would deal primarily with ‘the automotive business unit of the NRCS, and the regulator has assured us that all NRCS offices will be accessible to those with standing appointments.
Additionally, the Pretoria office has opened an emergency gate which is accessible from Sibelius Street in Groenkloof.
The NRCS managers are on standby to assist with operational issues and can be reached as detailed below:
- Automotive Business Unit
- Chemicals, Mechanicals and Materials Business Unit
- Electro technical Business Unit
- Food and Associated Industries Business Unit
- Legal Metrology Business Unit
- NRCS Regional Offices
Suscilia Maree – Bloemfontein – 051 492 4980 / Suscilia.Maree@nrcs.org.za
Tshifhiwa Madiba – Durban – 031 533 6701 / Tshifhiwa.Madiba@nrcs.org.za
Andre Dreyer – Cape Town – 021 526 3402 / Andre.Dreyer@nrcs.org.za
Steven Titus – Port Elizabeth – 041 398 6901 / Steven.Titus@nrcs.org.za
The NRCS unreservedly apologized for the inconvenience that this would cause but assured that it is working tirelessly with all the relevant parties to resolve the Union’s disputes and demands amicably.
We will continue to keep you updated on any developments in this regard as they unfold.