CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS:
National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B7F-2016] National Road Traffic Amendment Bill [B7B-2020]
The Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Roads and Transport, Community Safety, Security and Liaison and the Chairperson, Hon N Mahlangu, MPL, hereby invite members of the public, interested parties and stakeholders wishing to make comments or inputs, on the above-mentioned Bills.
Purpose of the National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B 7F-2016]
To update the principal Act and respond to changes since 2009; To provides for the regulation of electronic hailing (e-hailing) services and provides for the amendment of contracting arrangements, among other issues; To consolidate functions at the local sphere where possible to avoid fragmentation of functions; The principal Act thus gives powers only to municipalities to enter into new contracts; It only allows provinces and national government to continue with old order contracts until they are assigned to municipalities; the Bill seeks to amend section 11 of the principal Act to allow provinces to conclude new contracts and at the same time, to allow national government to intervene where provinces and municipalities fail to perform this duty.
Purpose of the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill [B 7B-2020]
To provide for the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, manufacturers, builders, bodybuilders, importers and manufacturers of number plates; empower a Member of the Executive Council (‘‘the MEC’’); To register an applicant as a manufacturer, bodybuilder, builder, importer, and manufacturer of number plates; regulate the registration and grading of applicants as driving school instructors and direct how the application and registration of driving school instructors should be made; To further regulate the driving school industry and to prohibit the operation of unregistered and ungraded driving schools and utilisation of ungraded driving school instructors; ensure misconduct and criminal processes are more efficient, effective, properly enforced and implemented; empower an MEC to declare as void all documents purporting to be driving licenses; empower the Minister to appoint a person or authority as an inspectorate of driving license testing centres; and ensure the compulsory registration and grading of driving schools, and the suspension and cancellation of registration by the MEC.
The Committee will conduct public hearings on the above Bills are as follows:
|Wednesday, 26 April 2023||Nkangala District: Dr JS Moroka – Matshiding Community Hall||09:00 – 13:00|
|Thursday, 04 May 2023||Ehlanzeni District: Bushbuckridge Local Municipality – Merriam Mokgakane Community Hall||09:00 – 13:00|
|Wednesday, 24 May 2023||Gert Sibande District: Gert Sibande District Hall||10:00 – 13:00|
Expropriation Bill [B23B-2020]
Purpose of the Expropriation Bill [B23B-2020]
To provide for the expropriation of property for a public purpose or in the public interest; to regulate the procedure for the expropriation of property for a public purpose or in the public interest, including payment of compensation; to identify certain instances where the provision of nil compensation may be just and equitable for expropriation in the public interest; to repeal the Expropriation Act, 1975 (Act No. 63 of 1975); and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The Committee will conduct public hearings on the above Bill are as follows:
|Tuesday, 25 April 2023||Nkangala District: Victor Kanye Local Municipality – Bramfisher Community Hall||10:00 – 13:00|
|Wednesday, 03 May 2023||Ehlanzeni District: Nkomazi Local Municipality – KaMhlushwa Community Hall||10:00 – 13:00|
|Tuesday, 23 May 2023||Gert Sibande District: Dipaliseng Local Municipality – Balfour Community Hall||10:00 – 13:00|
Copies of the Bills can be obtained from the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature website at www.mpuleg.gov.za.
For any enquiries, kindly contact the Committee Coordinator, Ms Jabulile Mnguni on 060 399 9217.
Written submissions on the Bills can be sent to [email protected] or on the Legislature WhatsApp number 067 428 3345 on or before
Friday, 30 May 2023.