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Cross-Border Road Transport Agency The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport 20 April 2010. Presentation Outline. 1.Introduction 2.Legislative Mandate 3.Implementation of Strategic Plan 3.1 Priorities for 2010/11 3.2 Resources (Capacity) Constraints

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Cross border road transport agency the parliamentary portfolio committee on transport

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport

20 April 2010


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

1.Introduction

2.Legislative Mandate

3.Implementation of Strategic Plan

3.1 Priorities for 2010/11

3.2 Resources (Capacity) Constraints

3.3 Budget Implications

4.FIFA 2010 Plans

4.1 Assumptions and Statistical information

4.2 Law Enforcement

4.3 Regulatory Administration

5.Support by the Shareholder

6.Conclusion


1 introduction preamble

1. Introduction Preamble

  • to improve the unimpeded flow by road of freight and passengers in the region;

  • to liberalise market access progressively in respect of cross-border freight road transport;

  • to introduce regulated competition in respect of cross-border passenger road transport;

  • to reduce operational constraints for the cross-border road transport industry as a whole;

  • to enhance and strengthen the capacity of the public sector in support of its strategic planning, enabling and monitoring functions;

  • to empower the cross-border road transport industry to maximise business opportunities and to regulate themselves incrementally to improve safety, security, reliability, quality and efficiency of services.


2 legislative mandate

2. Legislative Mandate

  • “To provide for co-operative and coordinated provision of ADVICE, REGULATION, FACILITATION and LAW ENFORCEMENT in respect of cross-border road transport by the public and private sectors; …Cross-Border Road Transport Act, 1998 (Act No. 4 of 1998).”


3 implementation of strategic plans 3 1 priorities for 2010 11

3. Implementation of Strategic Plans3. 1 Priorities for 2010/11

  • Administration ( Compliance and Governance)

  • Increase tariffs for permit income

  • Change management, transformation and conflict management program

  • Performance Management Systems for whole organisation

  • Implemented monitoring and reporting procedures and protocols based on Government objectives

  • Clean Audit Operation include regulations and compliance ( ERM, SCM, Archives Act, NT, etc).


3 implementation of strategic plans 3 1 priorities for 2010 11 cont

3. Implementation of Strategic Plans3. 1 Priorities for 2010/11 (Cont.)

  • Formalise all operations by developing Operational Manuals and create financial models for each function which will allow the agency to fund its mandate.

  • Furnish the Minister and other C-BRTA Stakeholders with timeous and relevant advice, information and intelligence concerning SADC cross border road transport.

  • Conduct feasibility on the law enforcement function and regulatory function in order to provide an accessible service to all commercially viable border posts.

  • Establish representative offices at SADC and SACU and regional offices within SADC to improve on CBRTA’s impact, presence and relevancy within SADC.


Implementation of strategic plans 3 1 priorities for 2010 11 cont

Implementation of Strategic Plans3. 1 Priorities for 2010/11 (Cont.)

  • Source suitable cross border road transport partners within the SADC Private and Public Sectors to co-fund, magnify and multiply C-BRTA’s impact, presence and relevancy within SADC.

  • Execute research and gather information to improve on information on business opportunities, community development, crime, job creation, law enforcement, poverty alleviation, road conditions, trade activities and traffic flow within SADC.

  • Facilitate the conclusion of the outstanding bilateral agreements with Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.

  • Establish advocacy and consultative forums with key Stakeholders and SADC Counterparts.


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 resources constraints

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

  • Funding Model for C-BRTA

  • Agency has been self funding entity however only it can cover is operational expenditure not capital expenditure

    While self- funding key challenges

  • Tariffs has not increase annually to cover such costs since 2004

  • Penalties not consistent and also at discretional Magistrate Courts

  • Law enforcement function add financial strain on the Agency finances in ability to generate revenues that cover its costs.


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 resources constraints1

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

  • Human Capital

  • Due to an absence of leadership, staff development, performance management and career development was not implemented, as a result the Agency lacks critical skills;

  • High turnover at senior management level to provide stability;

  • Lack of performance management systems including senior management;

  • Large number of outstanding industrial relations and labour law cases that increase the risk of contingency liabilities not being recognised.


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 resources capacity constraints

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Resources /Capacity Constraints

  • Resources and Tools

    The status on tools of work are basically obsolete as confirmed on our financial statements, the accounting policies useful lives was extended on assets as follows:

  • Computer equipment (9 years)

  • Furniture and fittings (12 years)

  • Office equipment (12 years).


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 resources constraints2

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

  • Resources and Tools

  • Visibility of inspectors, i.e. uniform and branded vehicles;

  • No dedicated roadside checkpoints at border posts and on major corridors;

  • Lack of capacity on major corridors and border posts;

  • Inadequate facilities at terminals and ranks to cater for increased number of passengers;


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 budget implications

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Budget Implications


3 implementation of strategic plan 3 2 budget implications1

3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Budget Implications

The above revenue is based on tariffs increase of 2004.


4 fifa 2010 plans

4. FIFA 2010 Plans

  • DoT estimates close to 400 000 international visitors, 300 000 intercontinental and 100 000 African visitors;

  • African visitors to travel mostly by road;

  • Permits currently issued: 31 849 for passenger vehicles and more than 74 970 for freight vehicles across different cross-border routes.

  • In addition to the estimates, the above vehicles currently on the routes and corridors would also be on the roads during the 2010 Soccer period.

  • Increased traffic flows along major national, inter-provincial and inter-city arterial corridors.


4 fifa 2010 plans taxi passengers historical permit statistics information

4. FIFA 2010 PlansTaxi Passengers Historical PermitStatistics Information


4 fifa 2010 plans freight historical permit statistics information

4. FIFA 2010 Plans Freight Historical PermitStatistics Information


4 fifa 2010 plans buses historical permit statistics information

4. FIFA 2010 Plans Buses Historical PermitStatistics Information


4 fifa 2010 plans regional tourist historical permit statistics information

4. FIFA 2010 Plans Regional Tourist Historical PermitStatistics Information


4 fifa 2010 plans 4 2 law enforcement

4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement

Inspectorate has six regional offices across the country:

  • Bloemfontein/Durban

  • Belville/Upington;

  • Kempton Park;

  • Musina/Mokopane

  • Nelspruit; and

  • Zeerust.

    Staff complement of 74 inspectors and 5 Chief Transport Inspectors.


4 fifa 2010 plans priority ports and deployment for law enforcement

4. FIFA 2010 Plans Priority Ports and Deployment for Law Enforcement


4 fifa 2010 plans 4 2 law enforcement1

4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement

  • High visibility enforcement patrols;

  • Roadside check points;

  • Multi-disciplinary roadblocks;

  • Assist in overload control management;

  • Assist in Accident Management; and

  • Escort duties at ports of entry


4 fifa 2010 plans 4 2 law enforcement joint operations stakeholders

4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement – Joint Operations Stakeholders

  • Road Traffic Management Corporation;

  • Provincial Traffic Authorities;

  • Metro Traffic Authorities;

  • Municipal Traffic Authorities;

  • South African Police Services; and

  • SADC Member States – law enforcement authorities.


4 fifa 2010 plans 4 2 law enforcement operational key challenges

4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement – Operational Key Challenges

  • The roadworthiness of public transport vehicles could become a problem (how to deal with passengers left stranded if vehicle is not allowed to continue with trip);

  • Resting facilities along major routes into South Africa are already inadequate for operators and passengers which would make the situation even more critical during 2010.


4 fifa 2010 plans 4 3 regulatory function

4. FIFA 2010 Plans4. 3 Regulatory Function

  • Extended operational hours for issuance of permits. 

  • Disseminate permit and border operational information to stakeholders;

  • Permit information to be made available on website; and

  • Dedicated 2010 FIFA Helpdesk.


Support by shareholder

Support by Shareholder

Governance Matters

  • Filling of vacancies on the Board which allow the Board to have adequate subcommittees to run effectively.

  • Speedily process of Board rotation.

    Operational Matters

  • Approval of increase in permit tariffs;

  • Approval of financial grant to fund law enforcement function

  • Normalization of cross-border passenger transport between RSA and Lesotho;

  • Closing of all illegal ranking facilities located at border posts;

  • Support in facilitating the conclusion of bilateral agreements with Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.


Cross border road transport agency the parliamentary portfolio committee on transport

Thank You

Telephone: + 27 12 362 1864

Facsimile: + 27 12 362 1882

Website: www.cbrta.co.za


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