The annual IECEx System Management Committee (ExMC) and Testing and Assessment (ExTAG) Meetings are held in a different city each year and this year Umhlanga, South Africa proudly hosted the event. This event marked an important milestone for Africa. The IECEx System is the International Electrotechnical Commission System for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.

Mr. Kennedy Nzimande, Managing Director of UL Southern Africa, was very optimistic about the event: “The fact that these meetings were held here this year indicates that the Ex world fully recognizes Africa as a key player, especially in the mining, oil and gas industries.”

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