A recent investigation by SciCorp Laboratories revealed that almost half of hand sanitisers do not comply with government regulations that they should contain at least 70% alcohol.
For this investigation, 11 hand sanitisers were tested. All but one of them claimed to contain more than 70% alcohol. The hand sanitisers were tested for ethanol, propanol, and isopropanol, and five of the 11 samples were found to contain less than 70% alcohol.
A TimesLive report by Wendy Knowler revealed that two of the hand sanitisers which claimed to contain 70% and 85% alcohol respectively only contained 46% and 55% alcohol.
Of course claiming to be SABS-approved when a product is not approved, is criminally fraudulent.
An investigation revealed that almost half of hand sanitisers do not comply with government regulations and even falsely claim to be SABS-approved. Here is the list of approved manufacturers and brands in South Africa.