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    Standards Development

Welcome to the BOBS Website

Standards provide a veritable backbone for daily life. They encourage an improved quality of life by contributing to safety, human health and protection of the environment. Following the adoption of the Standards Act by parliament in 1995, Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) became a Parastatal in April 1997 as envisaged in the Act. It is governed by a 12 member Standards Council, appointed by Minister of Trade & Industry. BOBS is the official body responsible for all issues related to standardization and quality assurance at the national level. BOBS is also a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the national contact point for all SADC programmes and Standardization and Quality Assurance. BOBS offers technical services in the areas of standardization, testing of goods, certification of products, industrial & trade metrology, quality management systems, environmental management systems, information and training. BOBS is also a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). readmore...


BOBS took part in the 2014 BOCCIM Northern Trade Fair -6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

As Botswana was gearing up to host the historic 2nd African Youth games, other roads lead to the Northern part of the country for the annual BOCCIM Northern Trade Fair in which BOBS took part in. readmore...


BOBS Commemorates the 2014 WORLD Metrology Day. -6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Botswana Bureau of Standards commemorated the 2014 World Metrology day in partnership with the Department of Energy and Solar Power, under the theme "Measurements and the Glogal Energy Challenge". readmore...


Team BOBS - The Champions for all MTI Parastatals Tourney -6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

BOBS' took part in the first ever Ministry of Trade and Industry parastatals tournament that was hosted by Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) held on the May 17, 2014 at the Bank of Botswana sporting facility, Gaborone. The participating parastatals comprised of the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), Botswana Development Corporation (BDC), Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC), Competition Authority (CA), Local Enterprise Authority (LEA), Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) and the local media houses. readmore...


Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd – certification journey continues -1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

The journey began in August 2006; this is the time Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd obtained their first QMS certification and has by far revolved twice. First renewal was in August 2009, as the certification is a three year cycle and the second renewal was in 2012. Unitrans applied for re-certification on the 25th May 2012 and this time around Francistown Depot was made a branch of the Regional Depot this meant that the company had a desire to get multi site certification. readmore...


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