Guidelines To Apply For A Test Station
128. Manner of application to be approved as a suitable person or body of persons to be able to apply for registration of testing station
(1) A person or body of persons desiring to operate a testing station as contemplated in section 38, shall declare such intention in writing in an affidavit or an affirmation and submit such affidavit or affirmation and the fee as determined by the MEC concerned, to the MEC concerned.
(2) The affidavit or affirmation contemplated in sub-regulation (1) shall contain—
(a) the particulars of every person, or the members or directors of every juristic person in whose name such testing station shall be registered in the event that such application is approved;
(b) the exact location of the proposed testing station;
(c) the grade of the testing station to be operated; and
(d) all matters relevant to the consideration of the suitability of such application, addressed in the agreement to be concluded between the MEC and a testing station proprietor as proposed in Schedule 3.
[R. 128 substituted by r. 11 of GNR.589 of 27 May 2009.]
Referred to Schedule 3 of the national traffic act. For more information requiring the proprietor and his/her responsibilities
Requirements For Regulation 128 Applications
The testing station proprietor shall provide a
- Copy of the title deed, offer to purchase or agreement of the premises on which the Testing Station is located, which should be attached hereto as Annexure A
Copy of the written resolution from the Municipal Council of the municipality in which
- the Testing Station is located, supporting the application of the testing station, which is allocated hereto as Annexure B, provided that the Department shall identify the official empowered to issue such resolution and that the official does not unreasonably delay
- Copy of the initial and amended founding statement partnership agreement, close corporation registration or company registration reflecting the sole proprietor, all partners, all members of all directors, respectively, of the Testing Station, which is attached hereto as Annexure C
- Written consent of the Department to obtain a current South African Police Services clearance, reflecting any criminal record and the details and nature of any offence or offences, for:
1.4.1 The sole proprietor, all partners, all members or all directors, as is relevant
1.4.2. The Management Representative of the Testing Station, and
1.4.3. All vehicle examiners employed by or otherwise contracted to the Testing Station
1.4.4. All clearances which should be attached hereto as Annexure D
South African Revenue Service income tax number in the name of the testing station proprietor for the Testing Station attached hereto as Annexure E
South African Revenue Service value-added tax number in the name of the testing Station proprietor for the Testing Station which is attached hereto as Annexure F
1.7 Municipal levy numbers in the name of the Testing Station proprietor for the Testing Station which is attached hereto as Annexure G
1.8 Current tax clearance certificate in the name of the Testing Station proprietor issued no more than 30 (thirty) days before entering into the Agreement from the South African Revenue Service, which is attached hereto as Annexure H, except that in the event of a delay by the South African Revenue Service in issuing the current tax clearance certificate the Testing Station shall provide written proof of its application for a current tax clearance certificate
1.9. Certified copy of the South African identity documents of:
1.9.1. The Testing Station Management Representative
1.9.2. The sole proprietor, all partners, all members or all directors, as is relevant; and
1.9.3. Any examiner of vehicles employed or otherwise contracted by Testing Station,
This is attached hereto as Annexure I, with Testing Station acknowledging that it must provide updated certified copies of South African identity documents within 10 (ten) working days in the event of any change in information reflected in the section 1.9
1.10. Statement identifying any:
1.10.1 Prior entity providing the same or similar services in which the Testing Station proprietor have had an interest in the 10 (ten) year period before entering into this Agreement
1.10.2. Prior activities of the same or similar nature to the Testing Station proprietor, have been engaged in the 10 years before entering into this Agreement which shall be attached hereto as Annexure J
129. Consideration of the suitability of testing station and person or body of persons to operate the testing station
(1) The MEC shall consider the application referred to in regulation 128 and shall, without limiting the factors to be considered, take the following into account—
(a) the suitability of the applicant;
(b) the rejection of the applicant to register a testing station, by any other MEC;
(c) the rejection of any spouse or partner of the applicant to operate a testing station;
(d) the recommendations from the inspectorate of testing stations; and
(e) all matters relevant to the application as contained in the agreement to operate a testing station as proposed in Schedule 3.
(2) The MEC may require or obtain any additional information to decide on the application.
(3) The MEC may require that any applicant or the spouse or partner of the applicant obtain a record of previous convictions from the South African Police Services.
(4) If the MEC is satisfied as to the suitability of the testing station he or she shall notify the applicant in writing of his or her decision to approve the application.
(5) If the MEC is not satisfied as to the suitability of the testing station he or she shall refuse to register such testing station, and shall notify the applicant accordingly and shall provide the applicant with the reasons for such refusal in writing.
(6) A person or body of persons whose application to operate a testing station has been refused by a MEC due to the unsuitability of such person or body of persons, may not apply in any other Province for the operation of a testing station as contemplated in regulation 128 until such person or body of persons complies with the requirements of this Act.
[Sub-r. (6) amended by r. 3 of GNR.359 of 12 May 2010.]
[R. 129 substituted by r. 11 of GNR.589 of 27 May 2009 and amended by r. 3 of GNR.359 of 12 May 2010.]
The building of the Structure
- Architectural Drawings and Approval (Structural, Electrical)
- Sourcing building quotes
- Financing of Project
- Building Construction (concurrent process: Training of Personnel &Registration of Personnel)
- Inspections & Certifications by Inspectorates (Transport, SABS & Labour)
- Recommendations to the MEC of Transport
130. Manner of application of approved person or body of persons to register testing station
(1) An application by an approved person or body of persons as contemplated in regulation 129 (4) for the registration of a testing station, shall be made on form TS1 as shown in Schedule 2, and a management representative and alternative management representative shall be identified in respect of the testing station concerned. Provided that the MEC of a province concerned may exempt a testing station from complying with provisions of this subregulation if he or she determines the area where such station is situated as an area with a small population of motor vehicles.
[Proviso inserted by r. 4 of GNR.359 of 12 May 2010.]
(2) An application as referred to in sub-regulation (1) shall be accompanied by acceptable identification of the applicant and the management representatives identified under sub-regulation (1), and such other documentation as required to complete the agreement as proposed in Schedule 3.
[R. 130 substituted by r. 11 of GNR.589 of 27 May 2009 and amended by r. 4 of GNR.359 of 12 May 2010.]
131. Requirements to be met for registration of testing station
The requirements for registration of a testing station, are—
(a) compliance with “The minimum requirements for testing stations” as shown in
(b) the ability to test and examine a motor vehicle in terms of “The testing and examination of motor vehicles” as shown in SANS 10047: Testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness, as contemplated in regulation 140;
(c) a signed agreement between the MEC and the testing station proprietor reflecting the information of the agreement as proposed in Schedule 3; and
(d) the payment of the fees as determined by the MEC of the province concerned.
[R. 131 substituted by r. 11 of GNR.589 of 27 May 2009.]
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 sub-regulation (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.
[R. 132 substituted by r. 11 of GNR.589 of 27
5.5.1 All personnel shall be competent to perform the functions allocated to them.
5.5.2 The proportion of senior (supervisory) to junior (non-supervisory) staff should be such as to ensure effective supervision of all the work. Where relevant, one member of staff, competent in the routine work involved, shall be nominated to supervise the running of the facility in the absence of the management representative.
5.5.3 The station shall identify the training requirements for specific technical or quality assurance functions.
5.5.4 Records of the qualifications and experience of each staff member and of this or her position in the organizational structure shall be available and shall be kept up to date.
5.5.5 The person responsible for the functions given in 5.8 shall receive written authorization by the management representative to perform these functions.
5.5.6 Vehicles shall only be examined by a graded vehicle examiner who is registered with the central register for the vehicle examiners. He/She shall, at any time be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of those sections of the following documents that there are appropriate to the grade of the vehicle test station:
a) the relevant national legislation (see foreword);
b) SANS 10047; and
c) the mandatory documents in 5.1.4 (a).
5.5.7 The station shall establish a system for disciplinary procedures.