Motor vehicle repairers and panel beaters must be registered in terms of section 2 and 3 of the Second-Hand Goods Act (Act 6 of 2009).
According to reports, there are still motor vehicle repairers (mechanics) and panel beaters within the Brighton Beach SAPS policing area in Durban who are not yet registered in terms of the act, reports Rising Sun Chatsworth.
To avoid possible arrest, detention and prosecution, and a criminal conviction, business owners are respectfully requested to contact W/O Anton W van der Merwe at Brighton Beach via email: vandermerweA4@saps.gov.za, for the application documents (SAPS 601- application for registration as a second-hand goods dealer/ recycler).
The business owner can also obtain the application form via the SAPS website.
Communications officer of Brighton Beach SAPS, Cpt Le Roux said, “Panel beaters are also reminded that in terms of section 62 of the National Road Traffic Act, (Act 93 of 1996), they are obligated to keep a record of each and every vehicle/motor vehicle/motor cycle that the panel beater repaired, that was involved in a collision.”
W/O Van Der Merwe can also be emailed for free proforma information (record) form to be compliant with Section 62 of the NRTA (Act 93 of 1996).
Should any motor vehicle repairer (mechanic) or panel beater business owner, be of the opinion that his/her business does not fall within the ambit of the SHG Act, he/she are respectfully requested to contact W/O Van Der Merwe, to avoid wrongful assumption’s which may lead an unpleasant confrontation with the law.
The onus is on the motor vehicle repairer (mechanic) and panel beater business owners to ensure that he/she are registered in terms of section 2 and 3 of the SHG Act, (Act 6 of 2009).
The current admission of guilt fine for contravening Section 32 (1) (a) read with Section 2(1)- failing to register is R2,500.