OUR FINISHING LINE
IS YOUR R124 000

OUR FINISHING LINE IS YOUR R124 000

We’ve made the scrapping application EASY for owners and it's 100% FREE

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We’ve made the scrapping application EASY for owners and it's 100% FREE

TOLL FREE LINE 0860 159 159

Frequently Asked Questions

Are email or faxed applications acceptable?

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.

At what point will physical vehicle inspection take place?

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance when an OTV has been in an accident?

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.

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance with a permit?

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.

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance if the OTV is registered under a Trust?

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.

Can you apply for the scrapping allowance when an Operating Licence is not on your name?

No, you must be the legally registered holder of the operating licence and it must be valid.

How much is the Scrapping Allowance?

The scrapping allowance is R124 000 and is reviewed annually by the Department of Transport.

How many OTV’s are you allowed to scrap?

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.

How long does the process take to receive your scrapping allowance?

Verification of documentation can take between four and six weeks, all depending on the completeness and quality of the documentation submitted in your application.

Is it mandatory to use the scrapping allowance funds as a deposit on an NTV?

No.

Is a letter from our taxi association necessary?

Yes, the letter is a requirement. Should you not have this letter, please call our Call Centre Agent to enquire more on this process.

What is an Old Taxi Vehicle (OTV)?

It is a minibus taxi that was either purchased, acquired or manufactured during any date on or before the 4 th September 2006 and has a seating capacity between 9 and 16 including the driver.

What happens to my Operating Licence once I receive the scrapping allowance?

You can apply to the PRE to uplift an TRP compliant NTV to your operating licence.

When can Midibus Taxis (17-23 seated) be scrapped?

The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.

When will OLs that were used to scrap an OTV 10 years ago, be able to be utilized for scrapping again?

The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.

Why do we need to complete a TRSA Power of Attorney Form?

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.

Are you allowed to apply for the scrapping allowance in any province with a vehicle registration number licence number that is not registered in that province?

The requirement is that you apply for the scrapping allowance in the province in which your operating licence was issued.

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance when an OTV is burnt?

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.

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance when a taxi operator/owner is deceased?

Yes, provided certain additional requirements are met. Please call our Call Centre for further information.

Can I apply for the scrapping allowance if the OTV is registered under a business?

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.

Can you apply for the scrapping allowance when you are not the registered Title Holder and Owner on the vehicle registration Certificate?

No. You must be the legally registered Title Holder and Owner.

Do you scrap Illegally Converted Toyota Quantum Panel Vans?

The 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.

How long does it take to be called after submitting the application forms and supporting documentation?

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.

Is there a waiting period for an OTV to be in your name before applying for scrapping?

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.

What is the process of applying for the scrapping allowance?

What will happen with PPPVs that are not on our list or never had an OL?

The Department of Transport has been approached for guidance on these vehicles. Please call our Call Centre for further information.

When will the cut-off date of the OTV definition of 4 September 2006 change?

The Department of Transport is the determinant of this criteria but there is the possibility that this may change in future.

What happens to our Operating Licence when we exit as a taxi operator?

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.

Why must OTVs be complete with all vehicle components when it’s going to be physically crushed?

A vehicle must have all its vehicle components to confirm that it was operational as a mini bus taxi.

Why must OTVs be licensed annually with eNaTis?

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).