Question NW3817 to the Minister of Transport

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28 November 2017 - NW3817

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to Notice R776 of Gazette GG 34621 of 20 September 2011, which exempted the operation of motor vehicles in the transporting of International Organisation for Standardisation containers, specifically 40ft Hi Cube containers, from complying with the provision of regulation 224(b) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996, (a)(i) what investigations have been done in this regard and (ii) what are the outcomes of such investigations and (b) what plans does his department have in place once the moratorium expires on 31 December 2018?


(a) (i) It was not the role of the Department to conduct any investigation. The reprieve was to allow the operators to procure and ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Act.

   (ii) Not applicable, falls away

(b) The Department is going to ensure that the provisions of legislation is complied with because the industry was given time to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the prescribed legislation.

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