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The Republic of South Africa

The Republic of South Africa became a Member State in 1964.

Dr Wynand Louw, Director of Research and Technology Development, NMISA, has been a member of the CIPM since 15 May 2013.

The CIPM elected him President of the CIPM on 20 March 2019.

Dr Louw is also President of the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI).

Representatives of the NMIs or designated institutes of the Republic of South Africa (see CIPM MRA) participate in the following Consultative Committees:


Note: This summary chart also includes personal members where applicable.

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Lynnwood Ridge
0040 Pretoria
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Web: http://www.nmisa.org/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: François DENNER (then Manager, CSIR-NML*)
* now the NMISA
  • National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), Pretoria

  • Designated institute(s):
  • For ionizing radiation: medium- and high-energy neutron measurements: iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) (from 27 February 2015)

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    The following institutes are authorized to use the CIPM MRA logo, for the fields of measurement supported by CMCs published in the KCDB:

    NMISA from 13 October 2006

    Over the last 15 years this State has benefited from BIPM comparison and calibration services in the following fields:

    • Chemistry
    • Electricity
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Mass
    • Time

    BIPM calibration certificates issued to the Republic of South Africa and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2018:
    • Dr Wynand Louw
    • Dr Tshenge Demana (Head of Delegation)
    • Mr Ndwakhulu Samuel Mukhufhi
    • Mr Mustapha Adams
    • Mr Calvin Sehlapelo
    • Mrs Anneline Chetty
    Delegates at recent meetings of NMI Directors and State Party Representatives:
    • No participants at recent meetings (2017, 2019)

    Nationals having participated in/benefited from the BIPM CBKT programme:

    Nationals having contributed to the BIPM CBKT programme:

    National institutes having sponsored a BIPM CBKT initiative (in full or in part):

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