BOBS / Botswana

Contact person

Ms. Sophie Phatshwane
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Consumer representation on policy and governance committees:

Committee Representative(s)
COPOLCO Botswana Mrs Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy Research and Orientat
  Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International
  Mrs. Kate Harriman, Consumer Watchdog
  Mr Lekoko Pelotshweu, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation
  Mrs Seipati Olweny, Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Trade
  and Industry
  Ms. Maureen Nkhwa, Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Trade
  and Industry
  Ms. Brenda Mmola, Consumer WatchDog
  Mrs. Sophie Phatshwane, Botswana Bureau of Standards
  M.r Bofeto Lekone, Botswana Bureau of Standards
  Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureauo f Standards
  Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards

 

Consumer representation on international and regional technical committees of priority interest for consumers:

Child-related products (child restraints, child resistant packaging, children's furniture)
ISO/TC 122, Packaging Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International
Personal security (including building security)
ISO/TC 21, Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 38, Textiles Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation
ISO/TC 61, Plastics Mrs. Seipati Olweny, Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs
ISO/TC 92, Fire safety Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International
ISO/TC 223, Societal Security Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Product safety (especially domestic appliances and water safety, protection against drowning)
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances Mrs. Kate Harriman, Consumer WatchDog
IEC/TC 61, Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 181, Safety of toys Ms. Sophie Phatshwane, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 188, Small craft Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation
CEN/TC 162, Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation
Food safety
ISO/TC 34, Food products Mrs. Kate Harriman, ConsumerWatchDog
Services (general aspects, tourism, water supply and wastewater disposal)
ISO/TC 224, Service activities relating to drinking water supply systems and wastewater systems - Quality criteria of the service and performance indicators Mr. Bofeto Lekone, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Customer satisfaction and global market (protection of personal data, e-commerce, management systems)
ISO/TC 239, Project Committee: Network services billing Mrs. Kate Harriman, Consumer WatchDog
Social responsibility
ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Cosmetics
ISO/TC 217/WG 7, Sun protection test methods Ms. Pinkie Malebe, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Safety of household appliances
IEC/TC 23, Electrical accessories Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
IEC/TC 34, Lamps and related equipment M.r Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
IEC/TC 35, Primary cells and batteries Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
IEC/TC 61, Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
Performance of household appliances
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 86, Refrigeration and air-conditioning Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards
ISO/TC 148, Sewing machines Ms. Boikanyo Morekisi, Botswana Bureau of Standards

 

Tools to support consumer participation in policy and technical work:

  • Financial support
  • Training
  • Education materials
  • Other : Translation of documents from English to Setswana and simplifying highly technical documents into leaflets and brochures that can be easily understood be consumers