Airports Company Amendment Bill

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Transport

The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on a proposed new clause, amending section 2 of the Airports Company Act, 1993.

The Airports Company Amendment Bill [B 5 - 2018] was referred to the Committee on 27 March 2018. The Bill seeks to amend the Airports Company Act, 1993, so as to insert and amend certain definitions; to substitute certain expressions; to provide for the appointment and disqualification of members of the Committee; to provide for the vacation of office of members of the Committee; to provide for meetings of the Committee; to amend the period for the issuing of a permission; to provide for decisions of the Committee; to provide for the establishment of the Appeal Committee; to provide for appeals against the decisions of the Committee; to provide for the appointment and disqualification of members of the Appeal Committee; to provide for the vacation of office of members of the Appeal Committee; to provide for offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

During deliberations on the Bill, the Committee realised it was necessary to amend other provisions of the principal Act which were not included in the Bill, and further extend the public consultations in respect of the proposed amendments that are beyond the scope of the Bill.  The envisaged amendments, which are not currently contained in the Airports Company Amendment Bill [B 5 - 2018], propose a new clause, amending section 2 of the principal Act, that seeks to legislate the operational effects of the Companies Act of 2008 on the classification of the Airports Company as a state-owned company. The amendments further seek to align the Act to the current provisions in the Public Service Act of 1994 where reference is made thereto in consideration of persons excluded from service as non-executive directors of the Company.

Comments can be emailed to Valerie Carelse at vcarelse@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 8 March 2019.

Enquiries can be directed to Valerie Carelse tel (021) 403 3272 or cell 083 709 8445