The AARTO Amendment Bill, 2015 [B 38D-2015] was assented to and signed by President on 13 August 2019 and is now the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act, No 4 of 2019. It is intended that it will be implemented nationally from 1 July 2021.
How it got here:
On 22 January 2021, the Department of Transport made a call for nominations of persons to serve on the AARTO Tribunal in the separate Government Gazette 44092. The relevant part of the AARTO Amendment Act is Section 29A, as appears below:
On 2 October 2020, the Department of Transport published new draft regulations to accompany the AARTO Amendment Act. The amendments appeared in 495 pages printed in the government gazette. In its memoranda, it is stated that the AARTO Act will commence nationally on 1 July 2021.
On 11 October 2019, draft AARTO regulations to accompany the AARTO Amendment Act were published for public comment. The Minister of Transport then announced that the AARTO Amendment Act would commence on 1 June 2020, but this was not published in the government gazette and did not materialise.
The AARTO Amendment Bill was assented to and signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. It is now called the AARTO Amendment Act, 2019 and will commence on a date to be published in the government gazette.
On 13 August 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa assented to and signed the AARTO Amendment Bill [B38D-2015] into law. It is now called the AARTO Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2019 and will come into force on a date to be proclaimed by the President in the Government Gazette. Below is the contents […]
On 5 March 2019, the AARTO Amendment Bill [B38D-2015] was adopted by the National Assembly. Below is the contents of the AARTO Amendment Bill [B38D-2015]:
On Monday 15 October 2018, the Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe stated on the SABC 1 consumer affairs programme, “Yilungelo Lakho / It’s Your Right” that the out of the nine provinces in South Africa, the Western Cape was opposing, Mpumalanga was abstaining, and all of […]
Public hearings were held in the various provinces between 9 February 2018 and late April 2018. At all of these hearings, the senior executives of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe and Thabo Tsholetsane (COO) gave differing PowerPoint presentations, while being introduced as the representatives from the Department of Transport, […]
The AARTO Amendment Bill, 2015 [B 38B-2015] was passed by an overwhelming majority by the National Assembly on 5 September 2017. It is now before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for final approval before being signed into law.