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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter III : Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles, and Registration of Manufacturers, Builders and Importers, and Manufacturers of Number Plates

Part II : Registration of manufacturers, builders, importers and manufacturers of number plates

43. Manufacturers, builders or importers not required to register must comply with conditions


(1) Any manufacturer, any builder who modifies motor vehicles, or any importer, who is not required to be registered in terms of these regulations, shall apply to the inspectorate of manufacturers, builders and importers for a letter of authority on form ALA as shown in Schedule 2, in respect of every motor vehicle or every motor vehicle modification, except in respect of a trailer with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 750 kilograms or a motor vehicle referred to in regulation 21(1)(c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h).

[Regulation 43(1) substituted by regulation 12 of Notice No. R. 881 of 2004]


(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these regulations, a motor vehicle contemplated in subregulation (1), shall not be registered unless such manufacturer, builder or importer holds a letter of authority for such motor vehicle.

[Regulation 43(2) substituted by regulation 12 of Notice No. R. 881 of 2004]


(3) Any motor vehicle manufactured, modified or imported by a manufacturer, builder or importer referred to in subregulation (1) shall be presented to the South African Police Service for clearance of such motor vehicle and a certification of roadworthiness shall be obtained for every such a motor vehicle prior to registration.