Second-Hand Goods Act on vehicles, copper, jewellery in force

Act, long time in the making, will assist police……..

A government gazette has confirmed the introduction of the Second-Hand Goods Act effective from 1 May 2012, the Act intending to regulate the business of dealers in second-hand goods and pawnbrokers, in order to “combat trade in stolen goods”.

Provisions and regulations that emanate from the Act also promote ethical standards in the second-hand goods trade with registration of traders and notifications of certain goods changing hands being necessary.

A SAPS website statement issued in the name of the police minister, Nathi Mathethwa, confirms that a police training on the application of the new law is being undertaken

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