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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter VI : Fitness of Vehicles

Part I : Testing stations, roadworthy certificates and certification of roadworthiness

132. Manner of registration of a testing station


(1) The MEC shall, upon receipt of an application for registration of a testing station made in terms of regulation 130 with due regard to the evaluation and recommendations of the inspectorate of testing stations, satisfy himself or herself that the testing station concerned complies with the requirements referred to in regulation 131.


(2) If the MEC is satisfied as to the suitability of the testing station in terms of regulations 128 and 130, he or she shall—
(a) subject to the conditions he or she may deem fit, register and, in terms of regulation 135, grade such testing station;
(b) record the particulars of such testing station on the register of testing stations;
(c) issue a certificate of registration on form CR as shown in Schedule 2, to such testing station;
(d) provide, upon payment of the fees as determined by the MEC of the province concerned, as many forms necessary for the certification of roadworthiness of motor vehicles as requested by a testing station, if such testing station is not under the control of a registering authority; and
(e) give notice of the registration of the testing station in the provincial gazette concerned.


(3) A certificate of registration issued in terms of subregulation (2)(c) shall be displayed in a conspicuous place where members of the public who make use of the testing station can see such certificate.


(4) A testing station shall only be registered for the premises reflected on form CR and may only be operated by the testing station proprietor in whose name the testing station is registered.


[Regulation 132 substituted by regulation 11 of Notice No. R. 589 of 2009]