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Action Plan on Road Freight Industry Drawn Up

June 22, 2022

Department of Transport

An eleven-point Action Plan to deal with road and freight industry challenges and the recruitment of foreign nationals has been drawn up.

In a statement, the transport department confirmed that the Road and Freight Inter-Ministerial Committee, in partnership with road and freight industry stakeholders, have agreed on the Plan.

Speaking at a media briefing, the employment and labour minister, Thulas Nxesi, declared that the Action Plan “derives from a culmination of a series of meetings held with the industry and will form part of a blue print to be announced once approved by all parties”.

Actions to be taken include:

  • Facilitating the appointment of the task team;
  • Enforcement of VISA requirements;
  • Consideration of all foreign driving licenses;
  • Registration and compliance with labour laws;
  • Registration of operators in terms of Section 45 of the National Road Traffic Act;
  • Review of the Traffic Register Number;
  • Review of cross-border road transport legislation;
  • Amendment of national road traffic regulation;
  • Integrated joint multi-disciplinary law enforcement operations;
  • Implementation of driver training programme; and
  • Consideration of the introduction of operating licenses for the industry.