All new SA buildings must now use international electrical sockets
All new buildings in the country must now incorporate electrical sockets that conform to South Africa’s new plug and socket standard.
In 2014, the International Electrotechnical Commission claimed that South Africa had adopted the safest standard for electrical plugs and socket standards.
But several years later, this had not been seen in new buildings and homes in the country.
Chairperson of the SA Bureau of Standards SC23B Mirror Committee Gianfranco Campetti says this initiative started well before 2014 and the first time that the standard saw the light of day was in 1992.
South Africa adopted this international standard but ultimately only two countries adopted it, so unfortunately again, South Africa has got another unique standard.Gianfranco Campett, Chairperson of the SA Bureau of Standards SC23B Mirror Committee
He says it is one of the safest socket systems in the world.
Listen below to the full interview:
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