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Department of Transport (South Africa)

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Employees  529 (2010)
Jurisdiction  Government of South Africa
Headquarters  Forum Building, 159 Struben Street, Pretoria
Annual budget  R35,084 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible  Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport
Deputy Minister responsible  Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport

The Department of Transport is the department of the South African government concerned with transport. The political head of the department is the Minister of Transport, currently Dipuo Peters; her deputy is Sindisiwe Chikunga.

Responsibility for transport is constitutionally between the national transport department and the nine provincial transport departments. The national department has exclusive responsibility for national and international airports, national roads, railways and marine transport; the national and provincial departments share responsibility for other airports, public transport, road traffic regulation and vehicle licensing; and the provincial departments have exclusive responsibility for provincial and local roads, traffic and parking.

In the 2011 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 35,084 million rand. As of 30 September 2010 it had 529 employees.

Structure

The Department of Transport is divided into six branches:

  • Administration
  • Integrated Transport Planning
  • Rail Transport
  • Civil Aviation
  • Maritime Transport
  • Public Transport
  • The department is also responsible for several semi-independent agencies and state-owned companies:

  • Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa
  • South African National Roads Agency
  • Road Traffic Management Corporation
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority
  • Cross Border Road Transport Agency
  • Road Accident Fund
  • Railway Safety Regulator
  • Ports Regulator
  • Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company
  • Airports Company of South Africa
  • Road Traffic Infringement Agency
  • References

    Department of Transport (South Africa) Wikipedia


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