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South Africa’s new plug standard and what you must do

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS() acting CEO Lungelo Ntobongwana has said work is underway to make South Africa’s compact hexagonal plug standard the country’s main socket configuration.

Officially called SANS 164–2, and affectionately dubbed “ZA Plug” or “the new plug” despite being decades old, the standard has been semi-mandatory for new buildings since 2018.

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