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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

145. Period of validity of roadworthy certificate


(1) A roadworthy certificate issued in respect of a motor vehicle contemplated in regulation 142(1), shall be valid from the date of issue thereof until the date on which the licence disc issued in respect of the motor vehicle concerned becomes null and void as referred to in regulation 22.

Provided that in the case of a bus of which the licence expires after 30 November 2010 the period of validity of the roadworthy certificate shall be six months.

[Proviso to regulation 145(1) inserted by regulation 8 of Notice No. R. 359 of 2010]


(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Regulations, a motor vehicle referred to in subregulation (1), may, during a period of 21 days after the date on which liability for the licensing of such motor vehicle arose in terms of regulation 23(1), be operated on a public road while the licence number allocated to such motor vehicle and the licence disc and roadworthy certificate issued in respect of such motor vehicle prior to the date on which the motor vehicle licence and licence disc and roadworthy certificate became null and void, are displayed in the manner contemplated in regulations 35 and 36.