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Hazardous Substances Act, No. 15 of 1973

Long title


To provide for the control of substances which may cause injury or ill-health to or death of human beings by reason of their toxic, corrosive, irritant, strongly sensitizing or flammable nature or the generation of pressure thereby in certain circumstances, and for the control of certain electronic products; to provide for the division of such substances or products into groups in relation to the degree of danger; to provide for the prohibition and control of the importation, manufacture, sale, use, operation, application, modification, disposal or dumping of such substances and products; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Definitions
2. Declaration of grouped hazardous substances
3. Sale of Group I and Group III, and letting, use, operation, application and installation of Group III, hazardous substances
3A. Production, acquisition, disposal, and importation and exportation, of Group IV hazardous substances
4. Licensing
5. Period of validity and renewal of licences
6. Appeals to Minister against decisions of, and conditions imposed by, Director-General
7. Suspension and cancellation of licences
8. Inspectors
9. Powers of inspectors
9A. Embargo
9B. Seizure
10. Analysts
11. Further analysis or examination of samples
12. Examination, control and disposal of imported substances
13. Liability in regard to substance sold in a sealed package
14. Special defences
15. Warranties
16. Liability of employer or principal
17. Preservation of secrecy
18. Offences
19. Penalties
20. Jurisdiction
21. Forfeiture and disposal of goods
22. Time limits and other requirements in connection with prosecution
23. Proof and presumptions
24. Administration of Act by authorized local authority
25.  Right to prosecute
26. Delegation of powers
27. Defects in form
28. Restriction of liability
29. Regulations
30. Application of Act to grouped hazardous substances in transit
31. Operation of Act in relation to other laws
32. Repeal of section 133A of Act 36 of 1919, and Act 42 of 1971
33. Short title and commencement

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