The legislative mandate of the NRCS is derived from the following: The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act, Act no. 5 of 2008 (NRCS Act), The Legal Metrology Act, Act No. 9 of 2014 (LMA), The National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, Act No. 103 of 1977 (NBR&BS Act) and The Public Finance Management Act, Act No. 1 of 1999 (PFMA) Other applicable legislation is the National Road Traffic Act, Act No. 93 of 1996 as well as the Food Stuff, Cosmetics and disinfectant Act 54 of 1972
- The compulsory specifications include requirements for
- The approval and homologation of vehicle designs of locally manufactured and imported vehicles;
- The approval and homologation of vehicle components and tires;
- Approval of commercial vehicle manufacturers and importers (MIB's) for registration purposes;
- The inspection and auditing of vehicle and component manufacturers to ensure ongoing compliance with standards;
- The capture of data and model numbers for new vehicle models on the National Traffic Information System (NATIS);
- The approval of and authorization for building and importing of vehicles by non-registered individuals and organizations.
IMPORT OF VEHICLES BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND NON-REGISTERED ORGANIZATIONS
Importers must apply for a LETTER OF AUTHORITY (LOA).