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GAUTENG PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Gauteng Public Passenger Road Transport Act, No. 7 of 2001

Long title

To change the law governing public passenger road transport in Gauteng, and for that purpose:- to provide for a public passenger road transport system as part of an integrated system of land transport for Gauteng, compatible with the national land transport system and the land transport systems of the other provinces; to provide for the planning of public passenger road transport operations and infrastructure integrated with land use planning; to provide for the regulation and control of public passenger road transport by provincial and local government; to establish institutional structures to achieve these objectives; to repeal the Gauteng Interim Minibus Taxi-type Services Act, 1997 (Act No. 11 of 1997) and the Gauteng Interim Road Transport Act, 1998 (Act No. 2 of 1998); to bring provincial public passenger road transport legislation into line with Chapter 2 of the National Land Transport Transition Act, 2000 (Act No. 22 of 2000) and to replace Chapter 3 of that Act as regards provincial public passenger road transport matters; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
PART 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1. Purpose of this Act
2. Definitions
PART 2. PUBLIC PASSENGER ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICES
3. Principles for specifying public passenger road transport services in public
passenger transport plans
4. Exemptions
5. Provisions relating to drivers and vehicles
6. Categories of service
7. Tuk-tuk services
8. Metered taxi services
9. Minibus taxi-type services
10. Bus-type services
11. Education services
12. Tourist services
13. Charter services
14. Staff services
15. Courtesy services
16. Coach-type services
17. Shuttle services
18. Categories of vehicles
PART 3. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MEC AND MUNICIPALITIES
19. Powers of MEC
20. Duties of MEC
21. Regulations
22. By-laws
23. Information requirements and reporting systems
24. Delegation
PART 4. PUBLIC PASSENGER ROAD TRANSPORT PLANNING
25. Principles for public passenger road transport planning
26. Public passenger road transport plans
27. Duties of transport authorities, core cities and municipalities relating to planning
28. Transitional matters relating to planning
PART 5. THE GAUTENG TRANSPORT OPERATING LICENCE BOARD
29. Establishment and constitution of Gauteng Transport Operating Licence Board
30. Resignation, vacation of and removal from office of Board members
31. Powers of the Board
32. Meetings and decisions of the Board
33. Establishment of advisory panel of the Board
34. Establishment of transport operating licence administrative bodies
PART 6. OPERATING LICENCES
35. Conversion of permits to operating licences
36. Contracts for services
37. Lapsing and cancellation of operating licences and permits in relation to contracts
38. Applications concerning operating licences
39. Disposing of an application for an operating licence
40. Interprovincial transport
41. Cross-border road transport
42. Publication of an application in respect of an operating licence
43. Period and renewal of an operating licence
44. Issue of an operating licence and provisions thereof
45. Records of operating licences
46. Temporary replacement of a vehicle to which a permit or operating licence relates
47. Duties of the holder of a permit or operating licence
48. Authority conveyed by an operating licence
49. Withdrawal, suspension or variation of an operating licence
50. Cancellation of operating licences not brought into use
51. Withdrawal of surplus operating licences or permits
52. Ad hoc authorisations
53. Special circumstances operating licences
54. Increase if certain tariffs prior to application for amendment of relevant permit or operating licence
PART 7. GAUTENG PUBLIC PASSENGER APPEAL BOARD OR REGISTRAR
55. Establishment, constitution and functions of Gauteng Public Passenger Appeal Board
56. Resignation, vacation of and removal from office of Appeal Board members
57. Powers of the Appeal Board
58. Meetings and decisions of the Appeal Board
59. Appeal to Appeal Board against decision of Board or Registrar
PART 8. GAUTENG TRANSPORT REGISTRAR AND REGISTRATION OF ASSOCIATIONS AND OPERATORS
60. Appointment of Gauteng Transport Registrar and panel of assessors
61. Resignation, vacation of and removal from office of Registrar and assessors
62. Duties of the Registrar
63. Powers of the Registrar
64. Meetings and decisions of the Registrar and assessors
65. Application for registration
66. Issuing of certificates and distinguishing marks upon registration
67. Associations, members and non-members undertaking interprovincial transport
68. Reservation of privileges for registered associations and operators
PART 9. REGISTRATION OF MINIBUS TAXI ASSOCIATIONS AND OPERATORS
69. Compulsory registration of associations, members and non-members in respect of minibus taxi-type services
70. Associations and operators registered under Act No. 11 of 1997
71. Elections and referendums
72. Registration of associations
73. Registration of members of registered associations
74. New members of registered associations
75. New members of registered associations
76. Disciplinary measures
PART 10. REGISTRATION OF METERED TAXI ASSOCIATIONS AND OPERATORS
77. Registration of metered taxi associations, members and non-members
78. Registration of metered taxi associations
79. Registration of non-members operating metered taxi services
80. Special requirements for drivers of vehicles engaged in metered taxi services
PART 11. REGISTRATION OF BUS-TYPE AND COACH-TYPE ASSOCIATIONS AND OPERATORS
81. Registration of associations, members and non-members operating bus-type and coach-type services
82. Registration of associations of operators of bus-type and coach-type services
83. Registration of non-members operating bus-type and coach-type services
PART 12. TRANSPORT FORUMS
84. General provisions
85. Provincial Public Passenger Transport Forum
86. Functions of the Provincial Public Passenger Transport Forum
87. Metropolitan transport forums
88. Functions of metropolitan transport forums
89. Metropolitan taxi forums
90. Functions of metropolitan taxi forums
91. Local taxi liaison committees
92. Establishment and functioning of other metropolitan or local liaison forums
PART 13. LAW ENFORCEMENT
93. Special emergency measures
94. Offences
95. Penalties
96. Designation of inspectors
97. Impounding and forfeiture of vehicles
98. Presumptions
99. Other Powers of authorised officers
100. Demerit system
PART 14. GENERAL
101. Compulsory insurance for operators of public passenger road transport
102. Measures to support public passenger road transport
103. Transitional provisions
104. Repeal of laws and exclusions
105. Act binds State
106. Short title and commencement
Sch.A. SCHEDULE A. CATEGORIES OF VEHICLE/TYPES OF PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT SERVICES [s18]
Sch.B. SCHEDULE B. CATEGORIES OF PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT SERVICES IN RELATION TO PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING (FUTURE) [s6]
Sch.B. SCHEDULE C. CATEGORIES OF PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT SERVICES IN RELATION TO PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING (TRANSITION) [s6]
Sch.A. KEY TO SCHEDULE A. [s18]

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