Adjusted Railway Safety Permit Fees in the Pipeline

Department of Transport

Adjusted railway safety permit fees have been published for comment.

The transport department published the revised fees in Government Gazette 41399 in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act.

Some of the proposed application fees for general safety permits include R53 650 for transportation of mining goods for group A operators, R17 580 for transportation of dangerous goods for group B operators and R3 176 for transportation of passengers or general freight for group C operators.

Proposed application fees for temporary safety permits, construction train safety permits and test and commissioning safety permits are also outlined.

Comment on the proposed fees is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, the Road Accident Fund has announced a consumer price index (CPI)-related adjustment to the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and support as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

The amount referred to under section 17(4)(c) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 has been adjusted to R266 200 with effect from 31 January 2018.

The announcement was published in Gazette 41399.

According to the notice, the purpose of the adjustment is to “counter the effects” of CPI inflation.

No claim for loss of income and support can exceed the latest limit.

Limits are adjusted on a quarterly basis in line with inflation.

In Gazette 41400, the Civil Aviation Authority determination imposing a fuel levy on the sale of aviation fuel has been amended.

The amendment imposes a levy of 16.4 cents per litre payable by consumers on the sale of aviation fuel in South Africa.

The levy applies from 1 April 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office