Our operation in Southern Africa

ECOCERT Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd was registered in 2002 and is the only organic certification body with a dedicated office in Southern Africa (situated in Stellenbosch). The company’s head office in France, established in 1991, was one of the pioneers of organic certification. We are an energetic and dynamic team who pride ourselves on quick communication response times and friendly service in English or Afrikaans.

Our service offer includes:

  • Organic certification for the following standards:

    • EOS (Ecocert Organic Standard: for exports to Europe and associated countries)

    • NOP (National Organic Program: for exports to USA and Canada)

    • JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard: for exports to Japan)

    • Konkuk (Korean Organic Standard: for exports to Korea)

    • Naturland private organic standard

    • Bio Suisse private standard (Switzerland)

  • Organic inspection for the following projects:

    • Plant production

    • Livestock and beekeeping

    • Wild harvesting

    • Processing

    • Export

  • Green spaces (Ecological certification for gardens, golf courses, parks, open areas etc.) 

  • Fair For Life and For Life (Fair Trade standards)

  • Attestation of inputs for use in organic agriculture

  • Training and consultation


Our office is responsible for operations in the following countries:

  • South Africa

  • Namibia

  • Zimbabwe

  • Mozambique

  • Zambia

  • Lesotho

  • Malawi

  • Swaziland

  • Botswana