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  MetCert CPD Learning Management System  

Test & Measurement Conference 2021

  SADC Regional Laboratory Association (SRLA)  
  International involvement &
Multi Stakeholder Quality Forum (MSQF)
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Dates to Diarize:

Test & Measurement Conference
25-26 October 2021


The NLA-SA is the representative body looking after the interests of the large number of accredited and non-accredited laboratories in South Africa. This includes measuring, testing, calibration, verification and other bodies, as well as laboratories which operate in well-defined areas of R&D in the natural and applied sciences. Further information:


As we are all aware, COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on the economy, business, our country, our communities and of course, our health. South Africa and our Global community are living through challenging times.

The NLA has adapted to what’s known as the ‘new normal’ in terms of how we provide our services to the laboratory community, as well as implementing meticulous health and safety protocols such as continuous sanitisation, wearing of masks and appropriate social distancing.

Furthermore, we are pleased to report that we have embraced the world of online communications and remote learning in order to keep in touch with and provide learning opportunities for our community. We held three webinars which far exceeded our expectations in terms of attendance and was well received by the laboratory community.

It should be noted however that not all training is conducive to using remote platforms due to the practical and hands-on nature of some of our courses. We will therefor continue to offer our training courses in a responsible but face-to-face manner with the required safety precautions being strictly adhered to.

In summary, the NLA has proven our resilience in these uncertain times and will continue to innovate and adapt as the so-called ‘new normal’ sets in.
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