Continuous changes to Ministry delays important decisions

The AAs reaction to the new Minister of Transport

10 July 2013

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) congratulates the new incoming Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, on her appointment. The AA is concerned, however, that frequent changes in this position do not allow critical decisions to be made and challenges to be adequately addressed.

The outgoing Minister of Transport, Ben Martins, was in this position for one year, so unfortunately there is little evidence of the benefits of his term in office. New appointments have a tendency to create additional delays, which means that concerns continue to go unresolved. In particular, issues such as eTolls, AARTO (Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences), the Decade of Action and a comprehensive road safety strategy are vital and yet remain largely ignored by the Ministry.

The AA looks forward to working with the Minister in the future and hopes that she is allowed the opportunity to settle in to fulfil the role that is so desperately needed.

Automobile Association of South Africa (AA)
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