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Second-Hand Goods Act, 2009 (Act No. 6 of 2009)

Chapter 9 : General Provisions

43. Transitional provisions


a) Any person who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, carried on business as a dealer must, within three months of the date of such commencement, apply for registration in terms of section 3.
b) If an application for registration has been lodged before the end of the period provided for in paragraph (a), the dealer concerned may continue carrying on the business in question, subject to subsections (2) and (3), until the application is decided.


2) A person contemplated in subsection (1) must enter into a transitional register all the second-hand goods or pawned goods, as the case may be, held by such person for such business purposes until his or her application in terms of section 4 is decided.


3) An entry referred to in subsection (2) must set out a full description of the second-hand goods in question, indicating the quantity and colour thereof, identification marks and any other distinguishing features thereon and, in the case of controlled metal, its description and weight and the value thereof as estimated by the dealer concerned.


4) A Designated Police Officer or a police official authorised by the Designated Police Officer must endorse the last entry in the transitional register and on each page thereof of every dealer that applies for registration in terms of subsection (1).