As from 24th January 2001 SABS 1507 became a compulsory specification. This means that all low voltage electric power cables installed in South Africa must comply with the stipulated requirements in SABS 1507.
There could be serious repercussions for any organisation that deliberately or unintentionally sells or installs non-compliant cable.
Folder/Omslag VC 8075.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. 24 NOVEMBER 2000
No. R. 1169 24 November 2000
STANDARDS ACT, 1993
COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR THE SAFETY OF ELECTRIC CABLES WITH EXTRUDED SOLID DIELECTRIC INSULATION FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS
I, Alexander Erwin, Minister of Trade and Industry, hereby under Section 22(1)(a)(i) of the Standards Act, 1993 (Act No. 29 of 1993), and on the recommendation of the Council of the South African Bureau of Standards, declare the specification for the safety of electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation for fixed installations, as set out in the Schedule, to be compulsory with effect from the date 2 months after the date of publication of this notice.
Minister of Trade and Industry
STAATSKOERANT. 24 NOVEMBER 2000
No. 21759 147
COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR THE SAFETY
OF ELECTRIC CABLES WITH EXTRUDED SOLID DIELECTRIC
INSULATION FOR FIXED Installations (300/500 V TO 1 900/3300 V)
Electric cables for fixed installations shall comply with the relevant requirements of SABS 1507:1990, Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to
This standard covers single-core and multicore extruded solid dielectric insulated cables of rated operating voltage (Uo/U) in the range 300/500 V to 1 900/3 300 V, for use in fixed installations.
For the purposes of this specification, the definitions given in SABS 1507 apply.
Last updated May 2006
(1900/3300 V), as published by Government Notice No. 1735 of 27 July 1990.