A Vehicle Specification Task Team is in place and will oversee inspections and enhanced specifications.
- Please download the OSV Vehicle Inspection Certificate for details on vehicle specs here
- Taking visitor safety issues into consideration, a process is underway to investigate enhanced vehicle specifications. This process will contemplate current and pending Road Traffic Regulations and will include discussions with Manufacturers and Convertors, SABC specialists, as well as OSV Operators to gauge necessity, impact and practicality.
- It is envisaged that the process will be completed and jointly decided enhanced specifications communicated by January 2016.
- Vehicle specifications for the April 2015 to March 2016 permit period will remain as it was in previous years for existing permitted vehicles. All new vehicles will be subjected to the enhanced specifications with immediate effect
- All new vehicles will be subjected to the enhanced specifications from January 2016. In a phased in process, depending on the specifications, existing vehicles will be given until 2025 (or possibly 2030) to comply.
- Investigations are also underway to fit generic tracking systems to all OSV’s. This will assist with improved monitoring and will not be limited to OSV vehicles. Feedback and costs on this will be communicated by SATSA in due course.
- A Vehicle Inspection Team has been put together consisting of a SANParks representative (Piet van Wyk) and an Operators representative (Francois Grove). All existing vehicles should be re-inspected by March 2016. This will assist in getting a complete overview of what the current ‘fleet’ looks like which will be used in defining enhanced specifications as discussed above. A diary will be available on the SATSA website to book appointments for inspections (managed by SATSA). The inspection team indicated willingness to travel to Operators with a larger number of vehicles and will also have set dates for other areas to ease your travel requirements.
- Requirements for First Aid Kits as well as expiry determination will be discussed by the Task Team
- In a phased in process, depending on the specifications, existing vehicles will be given until 2025 (or possibly 2030) to comply.