National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B 7B – 2016]

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NCOP Economic and Business Development

The Select Committee on Economic and Business Development invites you to submit written submissions on the National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B 7B – 2016].

The National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B7B-2016] seeks to amend the National Land Transport Act, 2009, to:
▪ insert certain definitions and amend others;
▪ provide for non-motorised and accessible transport;
▪ bring the Act up to date with developments since the implementation of the Act;
▪ provide for certain powers of provinces to conclude contracts for public transport services;
▪ expand the powers of the Minister to make regulations and introduce safety measures;
▪ prescribe criteria and requirements for municipalities to enter into contracts for public transport services;
▪ amend other transport-related legislation to bring it into line with the Act;
▪ clarify or simplify various provisions or solve problems that have arisen since the implementation of the Act.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Noziphiwo Dinizulu at ndinizulu@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 3 August 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Noziphiwo Dinizulu on tel (021) 403-3779 or cell 083 709 8393

Stakeholders interested in making oral submissions are also requested to make a written request or contact our office by no later than Friday, 3 August 2018.

Issued by: Mr Mandla Isaac Rayi, MP Chairperson of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development


Background
The National Land Transport Act, 2009 (Act No. 5 of 2009) (‘‘Act’’) was enacted to further the process of transformation and restructuring of the national land transport system initiated by the National Land Transport Transition Act, 2000 (Act No. 22 of 2000) (‘‘the Transition Act’’) and provide for related matters. The Act was enacted in some haste in order to implement the Public Transport Strategy and Action Plan, 2007 and cater for the introduction of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems being introduced pursuant to that Strategy, as well as to provide certain arrangements for the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport expressed the view when passing the Act that it should be revised to ensure that the relevant policy has been correctly captured and to cater for possible problems and issues that may arise with implementing the Act. The Act has been in operation since December 2009 (some of its provisions since August 2009) and has met with a large measure of success in achieving its objectives, which included the consolidation of transport functions at the local level. However a number of issues, mostly technical in nature, have necessitated amendment of the Act as envisaged by the abovementioned Parliamentary Committee.