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Conditions Attached to E-Toll Alternate User Discount

Department of Transport

A paragraph outlining conditions pertaining to a once-off discount for alternate e-toll road users has been inserted into the e-tolls notice published earlier this month.

The discount applies to an alternate user who travels on a Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) road for the first time and fails to pay within the grace period.

Basic Training on the Cards for Merchant Ship Ratings

Department of Transport

Ratings on merchant ships engaged in safety or pollution prevention duties will have to undergo basic training.

This provision is contained in Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations published in Government Gazette 38912.

Transport Nails Colours to the Mast on Seafarer Definition

Department of Transport

The Merchant Shipping Amendment Bill will continue to refer to “seafarer” as opposed to “seaman”.

The transport department made this clear when providing feedback to the transport committee on submissions received on the bill.

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