Transport Articles

Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for oversight...... The controversial Border Management Authority (BMA) law, which was first tabled in Parliament in 2016, passed its final law-making hurdle in March...

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a major...

Public Enterprises reports on Transnet

.....article dated october 15 2020..... Parliament hears latest on Transnet transformation  Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, was able to report on some discipline at Transnet during a recent parliamentary briefing, some progress...

Parliament updated on SOE finances

.....article dated 25 August 2020...... DPE presents bleak picture....  As part of a portfolio committee meeting covering the status of the seven SOEs under the umbrella of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), new director general, ...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the...

Road Accident Fund stays as it was

......article dated 2 September..... Parliament withdraws Bill making settlement changes... The idea that MPs might be...

Gigaba pushes for control of border posts

Treasury, Home Affairs at odds on customs issues Parliament will be debating in the new session in August the Border Management Authority Bill.   What the Bill proposes is a single state entity known as the Border Management Authority (BMA) to...

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Border Management Authority around the corner

SARS role at border posts being clarified .... In adopting the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs agreed with a wording that at all future one-stop border posts, managed and administered by the...

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Liquor licensing may have impractible conditions

DTI gets tough with age limits ...sent to clients 17 Oct.....   In what will be a tough ask, Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies has proposed a number of changes to the National Liquor Act, the most contentious being to raise the legal...

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Green Paper on rail transport published

sent to clients 12 October..... National rail policy mapped out..... A Green Paper on South Africa’s National Rail Policy has been published for comment naming the country’s challenges in rail transportation, recommending policy direction and...

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South Africa remains without rail plan

 Feature article.... Minister Peters fails on rail policy... In a written reply to Parliament on the whereabouts of the promised Green Paper on rail policy, transport minister Dipuo Peters told her questioners that such a document which has the...

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Troubled bus industry goes to Parliament

SA bus industry operators in trouble The South African bus system is on the verge of collapse, says the Southern Africa Bus Operators Association (SABOA) and, as the second largest mode of transport in SA behind only taxi transport, this fact was...

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Bumpy road for e-tolling Bill continues

E-tolling finally makes it through Parliament... Discontent was expressed once again regarding the Transport and Related Matters Bill regarding e-tolling when opposition members complained that the Bill had been classified as Section 75 for...

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All not well in the trucking industry

Call that corruption exists In answer to a call made by the portfolio committee on transport on the state of the trucking industry in South Africa, it became evident from responses by the department of transport (DoT); from the Road Freight...

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