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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

19. Penalties

 

 

1) Any person convicted of an offence under this Act, shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (2), be liable-
a) in the case of an offence referred to in section 3A or 18(g), to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years or to both a fine and such imprisonment;
b) in the case of an offence referred to in section 3(1)(b) or (c), to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six years or to both a fine and such imprisonment;
c) in the case of an offence referred to in sections 3(1)(a), 15(2), 17(2), 9A, 9B or 18(c), (d), (e) or (f), to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to both a fine and such imprisonment;
d) in the case of an offence referred to in section 18(a) or (b), to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months or to both a fine and such imprisonment; and
e) in the case of an offence referred to in section 29(8), to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both a fine and such imprisonment, and to a further fine not exceeding R10 or to further imprisonment not exceeding one day for every day on which he so contravened the provision concerned or failed to comply therewith: Provided that the period of such further imprisonment shall not exceed 90 days.

 

2) Where a penalty is prescribed by regulation for a contravention of or failure to comply with any regulation, a person convicted of any such contravention or failure shall be liable only to the penalty so prescribed.