The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency is established in terms of the Cross-Border Road Transport Act (Act No 4 of 1998) as amended. The C-BRT Act creates the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (“C-BRTA”) and gives effect to various international agreements that regulate cross-border road transport.

In addition, the Road Transport Inspectorate (RTI) is established in terms of section 37 of the above-mentioned Act. The primary role of the inspectorate is to ensure compliance on cross-border road transport through inspections and prosecutions of illegal operators.

On Monday, 23 October 2023, the C-BRTA will officially launch and intensify its RTI unit to enable it to decisively deal with the prevailing scourge of illegal cross-border operations as well as to ensure road safety.

The Agency will use the launch to inform the public about RTI and its operations, following its return from the Road Traffic Management Corporation on 1 April 2023. Furthermore, during the launch, the Agency will promote its legislative mandate which includes Law Enforcement. Amongst others, the activities for the day will include the following:

• The unveiling of the Law Enforcement Badge.
• The handing over of the Law Enforcement Vehicles;
• The showcasing of the Law Enforcement Official Uniform.

The event also serves as one of the C-BRTA’s October Transport Month (OTM) campaign activities. In South Africa, OTM is recognised as one of the flagship programmes of the National Department of Transport. Its aim is to highlight the important role that transport plays in the economy and society in general.

The details of the event are as follows;
Venue: Donkerhook Traffic Control Centre (located on the N4 East of Pretoria)
Date: 23 October 2023
Time: 10am till 1pm