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UNAM signs cooperation agreement with NSI
UNAM signs cooperation agreement with NSI

07 Jun 2017

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) entered into a cooperation agreement to strengthen participation of academia in the area of standards development ...

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WE ARE MOVING
WE ARE MOVING

23 May 2017

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NSI & NCRST sign strategic partnership agreement
NSI & NCRST sign strategic partnership agreement

05 May 2017

The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) towards Strengthening Research, Scie...

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Team Namibia staff trained on Standards and Certification
Team Namibia staff trained on Standards and Certification

15 Feb 2017

Team Namibia’s staff Faith Arnat and Taati Shifotoka now have a better understanding of NSI’s functions and mandate after a half-day training conducted by NSI in Windhoek. The trai...

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NSI hosts annual Walvis bay industry meeting
NSI hosts annual Walvis bay industry meeting

23 Feb 2017

  The Namibian Standards Institution is the Competent Authority for the inspection of fish and fishery products in Namibia and therefore the fishing industry is one of the NSI’s...

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NSI Metrology accreditation status undergoes voluntary suspension
NSI Metrology accreditation status undergoes voluntary suspension

16 Jan 2017

The Namibian Standards Institution’s Metrology division is in the process of re-locating to new premises during the end of January, to be able to offer improved and expanded scope of metrolog...

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 NOTICE: NQP Validation Workshop
NOTICE: NQP Validation Workshop

16 Nov 2016

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Invitation To Participate In The 2016 National Quality Awards
National Quality Policy consultations under way
National Quality Policy consultations under way

21 Jul 2016

The Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development and its implementation agent Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) together with UNIDO are conducting consultations with a number of...

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Creating Peace Of Mind (Newsletter Edition 1)
Creating Peace Of Mind (Newsletter Edition 1)

30 Jun 2016

  Click Here To Read  Newsletter Edition 1 ...

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NSI engages Keetmanshoop business community
NSI engages Keetmanshoop business community

31 May 2016

      The Keetmanshoop business community believe that the Growth at Home strategy cannot be fully realized without the support from the Namibian Standards Inst...

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NSI empowers new leaders
NSI empowers new leaders

18 Apr 2016

The NSI through the Regulatory and Consumer Protection department in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch; Graduate Business School (USB) carried out a six-day New Managers’...

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NSI participates in NUST Annual Career Fair 2016
NSI participates in NUST Annual Career Fair 2016

11 Mar 2016

  The NSI took part in the Namibia University of Science and Technology Annual Career Fair on the 9 and 10th of March 2016. The purpose was to create awareness about the NSI services ...

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NSI engages stakeholders
NSI engages stakeholders

20 Mar 2016

  The NSI’s Senior Management has been carrying a number of engagements with various stakeholders since January this year. The purpose of the engagements is to present to the various...

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NSI engages road safety and traffic industry stakeholders on Trade Metrology Act
NSI engages road safety and traffic industry stakeholders on Trade Metrology Act

17 Feb 2016

   The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) held a one day workshop in Windhoek to the road safety and traffic industry on the regulations of the Trade Metrology Act. The NSI’s ...

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NSI AWARDS ISO 9001 Certification to MPP Civils Namibia
NSI AWARDS ISO 9001 Certification to MPP Civils Namibia

03 Dec 2015

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) has awarded a Construction and Contracting company in Civil Engineering, MPP Civils Namibia, with an ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) certific...

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NSI Rewards Quality To Namibian Businesses
NSI Rewards Quality To Namibian Businesses

16 Oct 2015

    The Namibian Standards Institution held its third National Quality Awards on the 15 October 2015 in Windhoek. The National Quality Awards aims to recognize and appreciate...

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NSI's new CEO calls for staff commitment and hard work
NSI's new CEO calls for staff commitment and hard work

06 Aug 2015

The Namibian Standards Institution’s (NSI) new Chief Executive Officer Ms Chie Wasserfall was officially introduced to NSI staff in Windhoek today by the Namibian Standards Council Chair...

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Etosha Fishing applying standards for increased market access
Etosha Fishing applying standards for increased market access

10 Jun 2015

Etosha Fishing Corporation became the proud winner of the SADC Quality Awards programme that took place on the 18th March 2015 in Kinshasa, DRC. The company has been growing from strength to s...

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NSI Marches for World Standards Day
NSI Marches for World Standards Day

14 Oct 2015

  The Namibian Standards Institution marched through Windhoek’s Independence Avenue in a bid to raise public awareness about the importance of standards to businesses, gover...

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NSI engages local stakeholders on ISO Strategy 2016-2020
NSI engages local stakeholders on ISO Strategy 2016-2020

14 Aug 2014

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) hosted a stakeholder consultative meeting in Windhoek yesterday aimed at coming up with a stakeholder informed national position for Namibia to be for...

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NSI Hosts World Standards Day 2013 Dinner
NSI Hosts World Standards Day 2013 Dinner

22 Oct 2013

  The NSI organized a dinner party on the 17th of October to commemorate the World Standards Day 2013, an event which has become a permanent fixture on the NSI annual events cale...

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World Standards Day 2013 - International standards ensure positive change
World Standards Day 2013 - International standards ensure positive change

11 Oct 2013

    Today the international community faces shifting global markets as well as a need to balance remedies to macro-economic challenges with the urgent call for a meaningful respon...

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NSI and NCCI Host Business Lunch
NSI and NCCI Host Business Lunch

23 Aug 2012

  The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) in cooperation with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Northern Branch (NCCI) on 23 August hosted a business lunch for the busin...

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NSI Signs MoU with Standards Association of Zimbabwe
NSI Signs MoU with Standards Association of Zimbabwe

17 Aug 2012

  The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) on 17 August 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) in the area of standardization, confo...

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Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) has been granted recognition by Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) to issue the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) has been granted recognition by Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) to issue the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

01 Aug 2012

  ATTENTION: MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS OF REGULATED PRODUCTS TO BOTSWANA     The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has granted the Namibian Standards In...

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NSIís New Facilities enhancing Market Access for Namibian Fish
NSIís New Facilities enhancing Market Access for Namibian Fish

01 Jun 2012

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) on 1 June 2012 inaugurated its N$7.8 million Fishery Inspection Centre in Luderitz, which was completed on 5 December 2011. The centre consists of the staff...

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NSI and BOBS sign Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation
NSI and BOBS sign Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation

29 May 2001

  The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), representing Namibia, and the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), representing Botswana, on 25 April 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understand...

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NSI at the First Fishing Expo and Festival
NSI at the First Fishing Expo and Festival

26 May 2015

The NSI this year participated in the first Fisheries Expo and Festival from 24-26 May 2012 with the aim of creating awareness on the NSI’s activities in the fishing industry. The purpose of ...

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NSI making progress towards the Implementation of Heavy Metals Testing Methods at its Food Laboratory in Walvis Bay
NSI making progress towards the Implementation of Heavy Metals Testing Methods at its Food Laboratory in Walvis Bay

14 May 2012

The NSI organized a training course on the analysis of metals in food samples by spectroscopic techniques for testing laboratories accredited under ISO 17025 in order to ensure that staff gained th...

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NSI making progress towards the Implementation of Heavy Metals Testing Methods at its Food Laboratory in Walvis Bay
NSI making progress towards the Implementation of Heavy Metals Testing Methods at its Food Laboratory in Walvis Bay

14 May 2015

The NSI organized a training course on the analysis of metals in food samples by spectroscopic techniques for testing laboratories accredited under ISO 17025 in order to ensure that staff gained th...

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NSI Engaging Stakeholders on the new Metrology Bill
NSI Engaging Stakeholders on the new Metrology Bill

10 May 2015

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) has been mandated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)to hold national consultations that could lead to the introduction of a new Metrology legislati...

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NSI Newsletter, March-June 2012
NSI Newsletter, March-June 2012

25 Apr 2015

Download PDF Version [PDF reader required] View Online Version [no PDFreader required] Taking the Namibian Voice to International Standards  In this, our debut ...

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NSI Reaching Out to Tertiary Students
NSI Reaching Out to Tertiary Students

20 Apr 2012

  For the fourth consecutive year, the NSI participated in the career fairs hosted by the University of Namibia on 4 April 2012 and the Polytechnic of Namibia on 19 and 20 April 2012. ...

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NSI Presenting at the Sustainable Business Namibia Conference
NSI Presenting at the Sustainable Business Namibia Conference

19 Apr 2012

The NSI was honored this year to be invited as a presenter at the Sustainable Business Namibia Conference, which was jointly hosted by the Namibia Business Innovation Centre, Global Compact Network...

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NSI hosts ISO 9001:2008 Training
NSI hosts ISO 9001:2008 Training

02 Apr 2012

The NSI hosted a general training session on the requirements of the standard, ISO 9001:2008 - Quality Management Systems (QMS). The training was held at the Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, during th...

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NSI Spearheading the Drafting of a new Metrology Act for Namibia
NSI Spearheading the Drafting of a new Metrology Act for Namibia

22 Mar 2015

  The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in its letter dated 21 July 2011 gave its blessing to the NSI to proceed with the process of drafting a new Metrology Bill for Namibia. The p...

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NSI Inspection maintains Accreditation
NSI Inspection maintains Accreditation

22 Feb 2012

  The NSI did it again after being informed by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) that following the SANAS Approval Advisory Committee meeting on 15 Februar...

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Capacity Building for NSI Staff in the Area of Legal Metrology
Capacity Building for NSI Staff in the Area of Legal Metrology

14 Feb 2012

  The NSI has put together a comprehensive capacity building programme to ensure that all staff within the Metrology Division are competent to provide the required service to Industry....

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Implementing the Namibian Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring Programme
Implementing the Namibian Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring Programme

14 Feb 2012

  The NSI on Monday, 6 February 2012, signed an agreement with AQUAFACT International Services to conduct a sanitary survey for Namibia. This comes as the NSI is in the process of facilita...

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NSI Targeting Small and Private Business Owners through the NCCI
NSI Targeting Small and Private Business Owners through the NCCI

11 Nov 2015

The Management of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) invited the CEO of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) to attend the institution’s National Council (NC) meeting on ...

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18th ARSO General Assembly
18th ARSO General Assembly

21 Nov 2011

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) as a member of the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) is this year hosting the 18th ARSO General Assembly and 44th ARSO Council Meeting from 21...

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NSI Engaging with Coastal Stakeholders at the Erongo Trade Fair
NSI Engaging with Coastal Stakeholders at the Erongo Trade Fair

29 Oct 2015

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), with the aim of always providing a viable platform for engaging with its coastal stakeholders, participated in the Namport Erongo Trade Fair from 25-29 Oct...

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Erongo Trade Fair
Erongo Trade Fair

26 Oct 2015

The NSI will participate in the Erongo Trade Fair in Walvis Bay together with the Ministry of Trade & Industry. NSI’s participation is aimed at raising awareness about the activities of t...

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NSI Launches its Marks of Conformity
NSI Launches its Marks of Conformity

20 Oct 2011

The Namibian Standards Institution on 20 October 2011 launched their Certification Marks of Conformity at the Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek. The marks of conformity identify the products, ...

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World Standards Day
World Standards Day

14 Oct 2015

The NSI will again participate in the annual commemoration of World Standards Day on 14 October. The theme for this year is 'International Standards creating Confidence Globally.' ...

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International Standards - Creating Confidence Globally
International Standards - Creating Confidence Globally

14 Oct 2011

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) on 14 October 2011 commemorates the World Standards Day in Windhoek under the theme ‘International Standards - Creating Confidence Globally.’ Th...

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Namibia ready to Embrace Metrology Through the NSI
Namibia ready to Embrace Metrology Through the NSI

20 May 2015

On 20 May 2011, Namibia joined the international community in commemorating the World Metrology Day. The World Metrology Day is commemorated on 20 May every year to raise awareness about the import...

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NSI Networking with Students
NSI Networking with Students

02 Apr 2015

Following NSI’s successful participation in career fairs in 2010, the organisation this year decided to again participate in the Polytechnic Career Fair from 24-25 March and the Unam Career F...

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NSI Annual Management Review: 17-18 March 2011
NSI Annual Management Review: 17-18 March 2011

18 Mar 2011

The NSI Management had their Annual Review of the NSI Strategic Plan 2008-2012 at Okapuka Lodge from 17-18 March 2011. During the session, the managers reviewed the current strategic plan, updating...

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Spanish Technical Assistance Builds NSI Capacity: 14 March 2011
Spanish Technical Assistance Builds NSI Capacity: 14 March 2011

14 Mar 2011

The Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Alfonso Barnuevo, officially handed over equipment to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Honourable Hage Geingob, at the NSI Testing Centre in Walvis Bay on 14 March ...

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Standards Driving Quality in Namibia: 23 February 2011
Standards Driving Quality in Namibia: 23 February 2011

23 Feb 2011

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) in collaboration with the Global Smart Partnership Movement hosted a working session on ‘Achieving Namibia’s Vision 2030 through Integrating the...

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NSI Metrology Laboratory to be Inaugurated Soon
NSI Metrology Laboratory to be Inaugurated Soon

30 Jan 2011

The NSI is currently in the process of renovating its Metrology Laboratory in Edison Street in Windhoek. Renovations to the building, which previously housed the Metrology Division of the Ministry ...

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SABS Donates its Premises to the NSI: 15 December 2010
SABS Donates its Premises to the NSI: 15 December 2010

15 Dec 2015

In terms of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Technical Cooperation with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), the latter has donated the SABS building at 1st Street East 220, Walvis Bay, ...

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Operationalisation of the NSI's Metrology Department Speeding Ahead
Operationalisation of the NSI's Metrology Department Speeding Ahead

10 Nov 2010

The NSI regularly receives queries on the issues of when its Metrology Division would be established and become functional. The process for any laboratory to be set up is time-consuming, requiring ...

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Accessibility to All with International Standards - NSI Celebrates World Standards Day: 18 October 2010
Accessibility to All with International Standards - NSI Celebrates World Standards Day: 18 October 2010

06 Oct 2010

The NSI commemorated the 2010 World Standards Day on Monday, 18 October 2010, at the Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek. This year’s theme of the World Standards Day is ‘Accessibili...

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NSI Exhibits at the Windhoek Show: 24 September - 2 October
NSI Exhibits at the Windhoek Show: 24 September - 2 October

02 Oct 2010

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), for the second year, attended the Windhoek Agricultural Show from 24 September to 2 October, together with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The aim ...

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The NSI Participates for the Second Time in the Annual Ongwediva Trade Fair
The NSI Participates for the Second Time in the Annual Ongwediva Trade Fair

04 Sep 2015

The Ongwediva Trade Fair is one of the biggest, most preferred and well attended Trade Fairs in Namibia. This Trade Fair is popular, partly due to the fact that Ongwediva is part of the highest pop...

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NSI Strengthening its Good Relationship with the SABS
NSI Strengthening its Good Relationship with the SABS

24 Jun 2010

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) and its counterpart in South Africa, the well-known South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Technical Cooperation...

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NSI Strengthening its Good Relationship with the SABS
NSI Strengthening its Good Relationship with the SABS

20 Jun 2010

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) and its counterpart in South Africa, the well-known South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Technical Cooperation...

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NSI attends the MTI Open Day at Keetmanshoop
NSI attends the MTI Open Day at Keetmanshoop

29 Apr 2015

Following a series of successful Open Day events held by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the NSI also participated in the Open Day held at Keetmanshoop on Thursday, 29 April 2010. The aim of th...

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Meeting to Review the NSI Strategic Plan 2008-2012
Meeting to Review the NSI Strategic Plan 2008-2012

31 Mar 2010

Following the development of its strategic plan in 2008, the NSI Management held a follow-up meeting at the Greiters Conference Centre near Windhoek from 30-31 March 2010 to review the document and...

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Participating in the Polytechnic Career FairParticipating in the Polytechnic Career Fair
Participating in the Polytechnic Career FairParticipating in the Polytechnic Career Fair

25 Mar 2015

The Namibian Standards Institution had the opportunity to participate in the Polytechnic Career Fair held at the Polytechnic Engineering Building in Windhoek on 25 March 2010. The aim for parti...

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NSI and ISO Raising Food Safety Awareness
NSI and ISO Raising Food Safety Awareness

15 Mar 2010

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), hosted two regional seminars from 15-19 March 2010 in Windhoek. The pur...

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NSI Personnel trained by BOBS
NSI Personnel trained by BOBS

18 Dec 2010

As part of its capacity building strategy, the NSI organised a training course for its staff members from both the departments of Standards Development and Coordination, and Certification. The trai...

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NSI Staff awarded SWEDAC / AQS Training Certificates
NSI Staff awarded SWEDAC / AQS Training Certificates

24 Sep 2009

Mr. Magnus Pedersen, a SWEDAC/AQS (Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment / Anrika Quality Services) Training Programme Expert, visited Namibia during the period 14-17 September ...

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NSI Fishery Inspection to be accredited soon!
NSI Fishery Inspection to be accredited soon!

23 Sep 2009

The Fisheries Inspectorate Division based at the NSI Testing and Inspection Centre in Walvis Bay was assessed by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) from 11 to 13 August 2009 fo...

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NSI Food Testing Laboratories to be accredited soon!
NSI Food Testing Laboratories to be accredited soon!

23 Sep 2010

The NSI is pleased to announce that the application for accreditation for the NSI Food Testing Laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025 has been submitted to South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) ...

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NSI Participates in the Ongwediva Trade Fair
NSI Participates in the Ongwediva Trade Fair

30 Aug 2015

The NSI, as a specialised agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry joined the ministry and Team Namibia, with its first exhibition at the Annual Ongwediva Trade Fair from 21-29 August 2009. ...

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NSI Participates in the MTI Open Day
NSI Participates in the MTI Open Day

15 Jul 2009

The NSI participated in the Ministry of Trade and Industry's highly successful Open Day, which was held on Thursday, 16 July 2009 at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek. The ...

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 NSI hosts SPS Food Safety Workshop
NSI hosts SPS Food Safety Workshop

27 Feb 2009

The most knowledgeable role-players in the Namibian food industry formulated a national country position on the current Food Control System during a special workshop in Windhoek. The brainstorm...

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The Launch of the NSI Corporate Identity, Website and the Testing and Inspection Centre in Walvis Bay
The Launch of the NSI Corporate Identity, Website and the Testing and Inspection Centre in Walvis Bay

08 Oct 2010

The Corporate Identity of the NSI was launched on the 12th of December 2008 in Walvis Bay. The event included the launch of the NSI Website. It also marked the official opening of the Biotoxins...

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Strategic Planning Workshop
Strategic Planning Workshop

08 Nov 2008

The NSI held its strategic planning workshop in August 2008 at Heja Lodge, near Windhoek. The objective of the workshop was to revise the NSI Strategic Plan with a view to ensuring that its Vis...

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World Standards Day, 14 October 2008
World Standards Day, 14 October 2008

14 Oct 2008

The NSI joined other National Standards Bodies in the world in celebrating the World Standards Day on 14 October 2008. World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October, to pay tribute ...

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Consultative Workshop on the Implementation of the National Quality Policy (NQP)
Consultative Workshop on the Implementation of the National Quality Policy (NQP)

20 Aug 2008

A National Quality Policy (NQP) Consultative Workshop was held on the 20th August 2008 in Windhoek at the Country Club Resort and Casino. The objective of the workshop was to present the Nation...

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Transfer of the Microbiology Laboratory and Fishery Inspectorate from SABS to NSI
Transfer of the Microbiology Laboratory and Fishery Inspectorate from SABS to NSI

06 Oct 2008

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) assumed responsibility over the Microbiology Laboratory in Walvis Bay from the South African Buareau of Standards (SABS) on 1 July 2008. The Laboratory is r...

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 NSI Testing & Inspection Centre inaugurated
NSI Testing & Inspection Centre inaugurated

06 Oct 2015

  The Ministry of Trade and Industry, Honourable Calle Schlettwein officially opened the newly constructed NSI Testing and Inspection Centre in Walvis Bay on the behalf of His Excelle...

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NSI meets stakeholders to discuss buildings construction regulations
NSI meets stakeholders to discuss buildings construction regulations

30 Jan 2015

  The venue was Protea Hotel Furstenhof as the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) met with industry and Government representatives to initiate a process of consultations in the fiel...

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The establishment of the Biotoxins Laboratory
The establishment of the Biotoxins Laboratory

01 Jul 2008

The NSI Biotoxins Laboratory in Walvis Bay was established with the purpose to provide testing for marine biotoxins such as Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP), Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)...

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CALL FOR INTERESTED PERSONS TO SERVE AS CERTIFICATION, TECHNICAL EXPERTS

UNAM signs cooperation agreement with NSI

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) entered into a cooperation agreement to strengthen participation