VEHICLE REGISTRATION CONSULTANT

REGULATION AMENDMENT ON REGISTERING A VEHICLE ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIS SYSTEM
FOR THE FIRST TIME.

“MICRODOT”, means a micro-particle with a diameter smaller than 1.8mm, which bears a unique
optically readable microdot identifier of which the content and the structure complies with SANS534-
1; and is legible with equipment that magnifies the text 60 times.

Regulation 56 amended:

(1A) Every motor vehicle registered for the first time in the Republic of South Africa on or after the 01/
07/2011, shall be fitted with microdots which comply with the requirements of standard specifications
SANS534-1 “Vehicle security – whole of vehicle marking Part 1 : Mocrodot systems”

( c ) Apply microdots to such motor vehicle in accordance with the requirements of SANS 534-1 if not
already fitted with microdots complying with the requirements of SANS 534-1”

Regulation 337

Manner of application for South African Police Service clearance of the motor vehicle

337A (1) If a SAPS vehicle clearance for a motor vehicle is required in terms of the regulations, the motor
vehicle shall be referred by means of form RPC to a designated SAPS clearance office for clearance.

(2) The title holder or owner of the motor vehicle referred to in sub-regulation (1) shall ensure that the
microdots are applied to such motor vehicle in accordance with the requirements of SANS 534-1, if not
already fitted with microdots.

(4) On receipt of a notification referred to in sub-regulation (1), the SAPS

(a) shall examine the motor vehicle by physically examining the chassis number and engine number

(b) confirm that the motor vehicle is fitted with microdots;

( c) if not satisfied the matter must be referred to the SAPS Vehicle Identification Section in whose area
of jurisdiction the SAPS vehicle clearance office is located;

(d) update the form RPC notification referred to in sub-regulation (1) and (3)

In Summary:

It is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to obtain the microdot application on the
vehicle before presenting to the SAPS for clearing purposes and handing in of documentation to the
Department of Transport for introduction of the vehicle onto the SA NATiS system.