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SGS in South Africa

SGS South Africa was established in 1949. Today, we are South Africa’s leading inspection, testing, verification and certification company.

Our network of offices and laboratories, strategically located around the country, enables us to serve clients in every region, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North-West Province, Limpopo, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Cape and Free State.

We provide comprehensive solutions for a wide range of industries:

  • Mining
  • Governments and institutions
  • Consumer and retail
  • Agricultural
  • Industrial
  • Oil, gas and chemical

We also offer a complete range of systems and services certification, as well as training


Since the 1960s, services for the mining industry have formed a major part of our activities. A number of acquisitions have allowed us to further extend our services in this sector.

Our acquisition of Lakefield Research Limited in 2002 has enabled us to offer laboratory and metallurgical services. With the acquisition of Johannesburg-based Time Mining Group in 2014, we are able to offer project management, design, development and operations for small scale projects.

We acquired the assets of Bateman Projects in 2016. SGS Bateman specializes in providing process plant design and engineering, project management and commissioning, and optimization services for mineral processing plants. Its activities cover a variety of minerals including gold, iron ore, copper, uranium and coal. Based in Johannesburg and active throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, it also provides specialized project services in other parts of the world.

Our acquisition of Matrolab Group, based in Pretoria, was finalized in 2016. SGS Matrolab is now a leading engineering and construction materials company serving consulting engineers, construction companies and public authorities. In addition to its network of offices and commercial and onsite laboratories in South Africa, it has registered offices in Mozambique and Botswana.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact your local office today.

  • SGS Woodmead - Connectivity & Products, Function, Health & Nutrition, Industries & Environment, Knowledge, Natural Resources

Building No. 1, Harrowdene Office Park, Western Service Road,

Woodmead, Sandton Western Service Road 2191,


South Africa