BRIEF ANALYSIS OF SOUTH AFRICA VEHICLE CERTIFICATION

BRIEF ANALYSIS OF SOUTH AFRICA VEHICLE CERTIFICATION

RELEASE DATE:2020-12-23 12:35
Brief: The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications ( NRCS) was established on 1 September 2008, in accordance with the provisions of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act, (Act no.5 of 2008) (NRCS Act). It within the area of responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI). The NRCS’s mandate includes promoting public health and safety, environmental protection and ensuring fair trade. This mandate is achieved through the development and administration of technical regulations and compulsory specifications as well as through market surveillance to ensure compliance with the requirements of the compulsory specifications and technical regulations. New vehicle models, built up vehicles and modifications of vehicles, whether locally manufactured or imported, must conform to the compulsory specifications for vehicles of the relevant class, and in particular the standards affecting safety critical characteristics of the vehicle and its components.



VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS
South Africa has a technical framework for the entire vehicle based on UNECE regulations, which requires a series of vehicle / system / component E-mark certification based on the entire vehicle certification application, to M1 models, for example, the core technical items include.


No.
Items
Regulation/Standard
1
Installation of lights
UN R48
2
Rear-view mirrors
UN R46
3
Windscreens
UN R43
4
Braking
UN R13,UN R13H
5
Interior fittings
UN R21
6
Steering mechanism system
UN R12
7
Door latches and hinges
UN R11
8
Seats and seat anchorages
UN R17
9
Restraining device anchorages and safety belts
UN R14
10
Anti-theft devices
UN R116
11
Radio and television interference
UN R10
12
Emissions
UN R83
13
Vehicle Fuel Economy and Carbon Dioxide Emission Labeling
UN R101
14
Noise When in Motion
UN R51
15
Audible Warning Devices
UN R28
16
Tyres
UN R30
17
Electric power train
UN R100
*For a full version of the technical items and for other vehicles, please contact ATIC

COMPONENT TYPE APPROVAL
The mandatory technical requirements for South African motor vehicle parts are as follows:

No.
Items
Standard
1
Hydraulic brake and clutch fluid
VC8013
2
safety helmets for motor cyclists
VC8016
3
Child restraints for use in motor vehicles
VC8033
4
Replacement incandescent lamps for motor vehicles
VC8048
5
Replacement headlights for motor vehicles
VC8049
6
Replacement secondary lights(position lights, stop lights, direction-indicator lights, parking lights, reversing) for motor vehicles
VC8050
7
Replacement safety glass for use in road vehicles
VC8051
8
Replacement brake lining assemblies for road vehicles
VC8053
9
Pneumatic tyres for passenger cars and trailers
VC8056
10
Pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers
VC8059
11
Ball type couplings and towing brackets for towing caravans and light trailers
VC8065
12
Replacement elastomeric cups and seals for hydraulic brake actuating cylinders for use in motor vehicles using non-petroleum base hydraulic brake fluid
VC8080

CERTIFICATION PROCESS
1.Project application and preparation of materials 
2.Send samples for testing and obtain a single E-mark certificate
3.Register and submit documents
4.NRCS inspection vehicle
5.Review by the NRCS
6.Issuance of certificates after approval
7.Post-market surveillance

ATIC GLOBAL HOMOLOGATION RESEARCH AND VEHICLE CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
ATIC Automotive Regulation Research and Automotive Homologation Team is dedicated to global automotive regulation research, homologation procedure research and homologation project management. Based on ATIC digital platform, our team provides a series of automotive compliance services including market access solutions, technical verification, regulation interpretation, regulation database and update, training and Q&A, etc. ATIC automotive experts are nominated by European technical service and authorities covering all EU/UN regulations for M/N/O/T/L/NRMM category vehicle, system, component and separate technical unit. Authorities includes Netherlands (e/E4), Sweden (e/E5), Luxembourg (e/E13), Ireland (e/E24), Cyprus (e/E49) and San Marino (E57).

NRCS CERTIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT 

Emily graduated from Chongqing University of Technology with a master's degree. Emily focuses on automotive electronics cross-field compliance and certification solutions.
Emily Shui
Global Vehicle Regulation Research Department
Master's degree from Chongqing University of Technology, specializing in cross-disciplinary compliance and certification solutions for automotive electronics
Phone: +86 18875016631
Mail: emily.shui@atic-cn.com