NMISA provides the confidence that
measurements made in South Africa
are accurate, comparable and
internationally accepted.
NMISA continues to impact the daily lives
of all citizens, even at the level of informal
settlements. The quality of drinking water,
the monitoring of air pollution, food safety,
health care and law enforcement all require the
measurement foundation that NMISA provides.
NMISA is a public entity reporting to the South
African Department of Trade and Industry.
NMISA plays a key role in the establishment of
measurement traceability and the international
equivalence there-of, sitting at the interface
between the national and international systems.
The expanding global trade and pressure to
eliminate technical barriers to trade (TBTs)
creates a constant demand for greater
accountability and demonstrated competence
in NMIs. We also play a leading role in the
development of metrology infrastructure in
Africa, especially in support of South Africa’s
immediate neighbours in SADC. A sound
measurement structure is critical to the
successful implementation of regional free
trade agreements and elimination of TBTs.


  • Street: CSIR Campus, Building 5, Meiring Naude Road
  • Suburb: Brummeria
  • City: Pretoria
  • Postal Code: 0182
  • Country: South Africa


  • Tel: +27 (0) 12 841 4152
  • Fax: +27 (0) 12 841 2131
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