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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 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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    Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

    The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport20 April 2010

  • *Presentation Outline1.Introduction 2.Legislative Mandate3.Implementation of Strategic Plan3.1 Priorities for 2010/113.2 Resources (Capacity) Constraints3.3 Budget Implications4.FIFA 2010 Plans4.1 Assumptions and Statistical information4.2 Law Enforcement4.3 Regulatory Administration5.Support by the Shareholder6.Conclusion

  • *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 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 Plans3. 1 Priorities for 2010/11 Administration ( Compliance and Governance)Increase tariffs for permit incomeChange management, transformation and conflict management programPerformance Management Systems for whole organisationImplemented monitoring and reporting procedures and protocols based on Government objectivesClean Audit Operation include regulations and compliance ( ERM, SCM, Archives Act, NT, etc).

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

  • *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-BRTAs 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 Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

    Funding Model for C-BRTAAgency has been self funding entity however only it can cover is operational expenditure not capital expenditure While self- funding key challengesTariffs has not increase annually to cover such costs since 2004Penalties not consistent and also at discretional Magistrate CourtsLaw enforcement function add financial strain on the Agency finances in ability to generate revenues that cover its costs.

  • *3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

    Human CapitalDue 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 Plan3.2 Resources /Capacity Constraints

    Resources and ToolsThe 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 Plan3.2 Resources Constraints

    Resources and ToolsVisibility 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 Plan3.2 Budget Implications

    Expenditure per Economic Classification2010/11% RepresCurrent payments 72,509 Compensation of employees 38,201 50%Goods and services 33,268 43%Depreciation/Amortisation 1,040 1%Payment for Capital Assets 4,618 Computers and Office Furniture 4,618 6%Total 77,127 100%

  • 3. Implementation of Strategic Plan3.2 Budget Implications

    The above revenue is based on tariffs increase of 2004.*

    Revenue Collection per programme2010/11% RepresPermit and application Income 47,200 61%Fines, penalties and forfeits 17,760 23%Interest 950 1%Sundry Income 1,100 1%Accumulation of surplus 10,117 13%Total receipts 77,127 100%

  • *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 PlansTaxi Passengers Historical Permit Statistics Information

    COUNTRY2008/20092009/2010PERCENTAGEBotswana 49558418%Lesotho1 6883 33698%Malawi 517240%Mozambique 3 0525 19570%Namibia 3332-3%Swaziland4854840%Zambia310233%Zimbabwe 1 0462 118102%Total 6 80711 76673%

  • 4. FIFA 2010 Plans Freight Historical Permit Statistics Information*

    COUNTRY2008/20092009/2010PERCENTAGEBotswana 11 51711 355-1%DRC193 83520084%Lesotho5 5546 26313%Malawi 1 4451 59911%Mozambique 7 6858 81015%Namibia 8 6998 9283%Swaziland8 2598 9048%Zambia13 9139 870-29%Zimbabwe 12 19512 3171%Cabotage1 9823 08956%Total 71 26874 9705%

  • 4. FIFA 2010 Plans Buses Historical Permit Statistics Information*

    COUNTRY2008/20092009/2010PERCENTAGEBotswana 85999215%Lesotho2 9953 95832%Malawi 506328-35%Mozambique 5 088661230%Namibia 1902016%Swaziland9249432%Zambia288227-21%Zimbabwe 3 1454 26736%Total 7 18817 528144%

  • 4. FIFA 2010 Plans Regional Tourist Historical Permit Statistics Information*

    COUNTRY2008/20092008/2010PERCENTAGERegional2 9892 55514%

  • *4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law EnforcementInspectorate has six regional offices across the country:Bloemfontein/DurbanBelville/Upington; Kempton Park;Musina/MokopaneNelspruit; andZeerust.Staff complement of 74 inspectors and 5 Chief Transport Inspectors.

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

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    COUNTRYPORTSINSPECTORSBotswanaGroblersbridge KopfonteinRamatlbama Skilpadshek20 inspectorsNamibiaVioolsdrif Nakop3 inspectorsLesothoMaseru 10 inspectorsMozambiqueLebombo 13 inspectorsSwazilandOshoek Jeppes ReefMahamba Golela 8 inspectorsZimbabwe Beitbridge 24 inspectors.

  • *4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law EnforcementHigh visibility enforcement patrols;Roadside check points;Multi-disciplinary roadblocks;Assist in overload control management;Assist in Accident Management; andEscort duties at ports of entry

  • *4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement Joint Operations StakeholdersRoad Traffic Management Corporation;Provincial Traffic Authorities;Metro Traffic Authorities;Municipal Traffic Authorities;South African Police Services; andSADC Member States law enforcement authorities.

  • *4. FIFA 2010 Plans4.2 Law Enforcement Operational Key ChallengesThe 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 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; andDedicated 2010 FIFA Helpdesk.

  • *Support by ShareholderGovernance MattersFilling of vacancies on the Board which allow the Board to have adequate subcommittees to run effectively. Speedily process of Board rotation.

    Operational MattersApproval of increase in permit tariffs;Approval of financial grant to fund law enforcement functionNormalization of cross-border passenger transport between RSA and Lesotho;Closing of all illegal ranking faciliti

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