According to ICASA General Notice 751 of 2021, issued on Jan. 03, 2022, ICASA and SABS will collaborate in carrying out market surveillance activities to ensure continuous compliance in market.
From July 3rd, 2022, lead time of SABS CoC issuing would take longer time, about 7-8 working weeks with A-Lab test reports. For application with ILAC reports, lead time would be doubled (14-16 working weeks).
However, we have checked with SABS officer, they are now busy with South African World Trade Organization (WTO) process (not only non-A-Lab matters). We may able to expect the update around Q4 of 2022.