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


Regulations relating to the Control over Fluoroacetic Acid, its Salts and Derivatives

Control over the import, selling, keeping, application and use of Fluoroacetic Acid (Mono), its salts and derivatives


1) Subject to regulation 4(1), no person shall import, sell, keep, apply or use fluoroacetic acid (mono), its salts and derivatives, unless they are is sealed in a poison collar.
2) No person shall sell a poison collar unless he or she is the holder of a licence: Provided that a poison collar may be sold only to a problem animal controller who is the holder of written authorisation.
3) A problem animal controller shall not keep, apply or use a poison collar unless he or she is the holder of written authorisation.


3) Any person in possession of a poison collar shall keep such collar in his or her possession or charge under proper care and control, out of the reach of children, entirely separate from articles of food or drink and in a room, a cupboard or an enclosure which is reserved solely for that purpose and which is securely locked at all times, except when stocks are added or removed.


1) A holder of a licence, a laboratory, a teaching institution, an industry, a government institution, a provincial authority or a provincial institution shall not import fluoroacetic acid (mono), its salts and derivatives for use in the Republic which are not sealed in a poison collar, unless such a person or institution is the holder of written approval.
2) An application for written approval shall be lodged with the Director-General in writing.
3) Written approval may be withdrawn at any time by the Director-General if he or she considers it in the public interest to do so.


5) Any person who fails to comply with these regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.