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Fuel Levy on Aviation Fuel Adjusted

November 13, 2019

Department of Transport

13 November 2019

The fuel levy on the sale of aviation fuel has been adjusted.

The transport department published notification of the adjustment in Government Gazette 42834.

The Civil Aviation Authority corrected the determination in terms of the South African Civil Aviation Authority Levies Act.

According to the notice, a levy of 17.3 cents per litre is payable by consumers (including a wholesale distributor) on the sale of all aviation fuel which is manufactured, distilled, imported or sold in South Africa.

The correction comes into effect 30 days after the date of publication.

Meanwhile, in Notice 1462, the department has announced that a levy of 18.3 cents per litre will apply to the sale of all aviation fuel as from 1 April 2020.

In a separate matter, the transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, during a speech at the opening of the Tembisa Licensing Centre, declared that the department was reviewing the “service delivery model to ensure that road traffic services and law enforcement are delivered in a seamlessly integrated manner delivered through a convergence framework among the three spheres of government”.

He added that the roles and responsibilities of the spheres of government in the National Road Traffic Act of 1996 will be aligned.

“While national government is responsible for funding, Provincial government responsible for management and local government responsible for daily operations, the service to the citizens must be delivered in a seamless manner.”

The Tembisa Licensing Hub will be a one stop shop consisting of a motor vehicle registration authority, vehicle testing centres and drivers licence testing centres.

The Hub was described as an integral part of the traffic law enforcement Action Agenda designed to enforce the law and create an enabling environment for motorists to comply with the law.

“The successful implementation of the Action Agenda is dependent on establishing a single chain of command in traffic law enforcement and service provision, which must enable a seamlessly integrated approach to interventions.”