New South African plug standard is mandatory for new installations - eNeighbourhoods
South Africa’s new plug and socket standard, SANS 164-2 or ZA Plug, has become mandatory for new installations, the SABS confirmed to MyBroadband. This means that any new buildings erected must incorporate electrical sockets that conform to the new standard. An amendment to the wiring code introduced in 2016 stated that the ZA Plug would become semi-mandatory for new installations in March 2018. Each new plug point must have at least one socket that can accommodate a ZA Plug, it said. The amendment came into effect two months early, said the SABS, and from January 2018 all new installations must incorporate