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About Taxi Scrapping

Taxi scrapping, one of the components of the RTRP, is established primarily for the physical scrapping of unroadworthy mini bus taxi vehicles that were manufactured on or before 4 September 2006. In order for the minibus taxi vehicle to be accepted for scrapping, qualifying criteria must be met. Successful applicants are paid a scrapping allowance of R129 700 per minibus taxi vehicle.  

The below is an outline of the scrapping process and further detail can be obtained by contacting the relevant provincial office or the national call centre.

The scrapping allowance is reviewed annually by the Department of Transport

There are various stages in the taxi scrapping application process which are listed below. Our Call Centre Agents are available to assist with any queries you might have.

Taxi Scrapping Application Process

Stage 1 - Compiling and Completing Mandatory Application Documents
Scrapping Application form completed by the owner of the vehicle (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence (original and certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original), cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
Stage 2 - Submit your forms and supporting documentation to TRSA Provincial Site Office
Submit your application forms and all supporting documentation to the TRSA provincial site office in the province in which your operating licence was issued. Note: Applicants with OLs issued in Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga may submit their applications to the TRSA Gauteng provincial site office. It should be noted that your vehicle will be called for physical vehicle inspection at the TRSA provincial site office in which your application was submitted.

Note: Applicants with OLs issued in Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga may submit their applications to the TRSA Gauteng provincial site office.  It should be noted that your vehicle will be called for physical vehicle inspection at the TRSA provincial site office in which your application was submitted.

Your application will be captured and you will be handed an application receipt that will include a TRSA reference number.

Note: Always use your reference number when following up on your application with the TRSA.

Stage 3 - Your Documentation is Verified
The TRSA will verify the information presented in the application forms and supporting documentation.
All operator, vehicle and operating license details per application will be verified with all relevant authorities.
Stage 4 - Physical vehicle inspection
A TRSA Call Centre Agent will schedule a vehicle inspection date with you and you will be requested to bring in the following documentation:
Original Vehicle Registration Certificate
Original Certified copy of ID
Original latest stamped Bank Statement
If your vehicle passes physical vehicle inspection, you will be issued with a Vehicle Receipt.

Note: Read the terms and conditions carefully before signing the vehicle receipt.

Stage 5 - Your vehicle is deregistered
If your vehicle passes the physical vehicle inspection, you will be requested to complete an Application for Deregistration (ADV form) and your vehicle will be subsequently deregistered on e-NaTis.

Note: that all outstanding licenses fees and fines must be fully paid prior to deregistration.

Stage 6 - Payment
Payment will be made into your bank account via EFT on successful deregistration.

Taxi Scrapping Application Types

There are various applications types so read carefully to identify your particular type of application for documentation submission purposes.
Standard OL Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the applicant (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence (original and certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.

 

Permit Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the applicant (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Permit and/or valid proof of application for conversion to an operating license (original and certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.

 

Deceased Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the executor (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document of executor (certified copy)
Identity Document of deceased (certified copy)
Death Certificate of deceased (certified copy)
Letter of Authority/Letter of Executorship (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence in the name of the deceased (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate in the name of the deceased or the executor (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
Business Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the authorized representative of the Company (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Documents for each member/director (certified copies)
CK1 / PTY document (certified copy
Letter on company letterhead from members/directors authorising a representative (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence in the name of the Company (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate in the name of the Company (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
Trust Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the authorized representative of the Trust (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Documents for all Trustees (certified copies)
Letter of Authority (certified copy)
Trust Deed (certified copy)
Letter signed by all trustees authorising the representative (certified copies)
Valid Operating Licence in the name of the Trust (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate in the name of the Trust (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
Vehicle Replacement Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the applicant (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Permit or Operating Licence on a prior issue that has the OTV details (certified copy)
Operating Licence on the latest issue that has the NTV details (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate of the OTV (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate of the NTV (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
  • This application will take longer than a standard application because it requires Operations Committee approval
Burnt Vehicle Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the applicant (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)
A Fire Department Report / SAPS report confirming event
Pictures of: inside of the vehicle; outside of the vehicle (all sides); the engine number; the chassis number

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
  • This application will take longer than a standard application because it requires Operations Committee approval
Accident Vehicle Application: Documentation Requirements
Application form completed by the applicant (original)
Banking Details Form (original)
Identity Document (certified copy)
Valid Operating Licence (certified copy)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate (certified copy)
Letter from your Taxi Association confirming membership (original)
Stamped Bank Statement (original); cancelled cheque (original); or a letter from the bank stating all banking details on an bank letterhead (original)
A Fire Department Report / SAPS report confirming event
Pictures of: inside of the vehicle; outside of the vehicle (all sides); the engine number; the chassis number

Note:

  • all certified copies, stamped and dated bank statements must not be older than three (3) months.
  • Only original and/or original certified copies of documents will be accepted.
  • This application will take longer than a standard application because it requires Operations Committee approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted as some original and original certified documents are required. The applicant must apply in person to a TRSA provincial site office.
The requirement is that you apply for the scrapping allowance in the province in which your operating licence was issued.
Refer to the physical vehicle inspection process. Click Here
Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. All documentation supplied must reflect the name and identity of the Trust. Please call our Call Centre for further information
Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. This application is regarded as an exceptional application and will require the approval of the Department of Transport. Please call our Call Centre for further information
Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. This application is regarded as an exceptional application and will require the approval of the Department of Transport. Please call our Call Centre for further information.
Yes, you must have already applied to the PRE to convert your permit to an operating licence prior to applying for the scrapping allowance. This proof of application for conversion must be submitted as a supporting documentation.
Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. All documentation supplied must reflect the name and identity of the business. Please call our Call Centre for further information.
Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. Please call our Call Centre for further information.
No, you must be the legally registered holder of the operating licence and it must be valid.
he Public Protector issued a report on the 27 March 2019, stipulating remedial action on the illegally converted panel vans namely, the scrapping of these vehicles through the RTRP so the owners may be compensated.

Applications for the scrapping allowance will only be accepted if they are on the list provided by the Department of Transport AND that are/have been uplifted to an operating license.

There is a window period for these vehicles to be accepted for the scrapping allowance. Call our Call Centre Agent to enquire more on this process.
Verification of documentation can take between four and six weeks, all depending on the completeness and quality of the documentation submitted in your application.
Once your application and supporting documentation have been verified and your vehicle has successfully passed inspection, your vehicle will be deregistered on e-NaTis and payment may then be made within 7 – 14 working days from deregistration.
An application for the scrapping allowance is based on an OTV which is uplifted to an operating licence.
You are allowed to scrap any number of OTVs provided that each OTV is uplifted to a unique valid operating licence.
The scrapping allowance is R124 000 and is reviewed annually by the Department of Transport.
Yes, the letter is a requirement. Should you not have this letter, please call our Call Centre Agent to enquire more on this process.
Your application should verify that you are and have been a minibus taxi operator, operating your vehicle under application as a legitimate minibus taxi prior to applying for the scrapping allowance.
You can apply to the PRE to uplift a TRP compliant NTV to your operating licence.
If you indicate you are exiting the industry, you will be required to submit your original operating licence with your application. We will submit your original operating licence to the respective PRE for cancellation.
It is a minibus taxi that was either purchased, acquired or manufactured during any date on or before the 4th September 2006 and has a seating capacity between 9 and 16 including the driver.
The Department of Transport has been approached for guidance on these vehicles. Please call our Call Centre for further information.
The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.
The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.
The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.
A Power of Attorney form is used in instances where a taxi owner is unable to apply in person. The Taxi Owner then gives authorisation to their representative to apply on their behalf through the Power of Attorney Form.
A vehicle must have all its vehicle components to confirm that it was operational as a mini bus taxi.
South African vehicles must meet the requirements of National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act no. 93 of 1996) (NRTA) and the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR).

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