Department of Transport
New fees for railway safety permits have been set down.
The revised fees, published in Government Gazette 44455, are determined in terms of section 23(2)(a) of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act of 2002.
According to the act, all railway operators have to be in possession of a safety permit as issued by the Railway Safety Regulator.
The Regulator was put in place by the act.
Different types of permit fees are listed.
A non-refundable application fee must accompany an application for a safety permit.
The application fee for a group A general safety permit for transportation of mining goods stands at R61 575 while a group C application fee for the transportation of passengers or general freight costs R3 640.
The application fee for a group B temporary safety permit is set at R113 017 while a group C application fee for a test and commissioning safety permit costs R56 510.
Permit fee rates for Non-Rail-Related Revenue Generating Train Operators, Network Operators and Station Operators and Rail-Related Revenue Generating Train Operators, Network Operators and Station Operators are also provided.
The permit fee rate for the 2021/22 financial year for Transnet SOC Ltd stands at R114 630 293.00 while Bombela Operating Company will pay R2 896 604.00.
The Safety Permit Fees, published by the transport department, apply from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.