• The Department of Transport published Notice No. 1392 of 19 December 2018 in Government Gazette No 42120. 

Reg 224.     Overall height of vehicle and load

No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle together with any load thereon, the overall height of which—

(a)     in the case of a double‑deck bus exceeds four comma six five metres; and

(b)     in the case of any other motor vehicle exceeds four comma three metres.

Regulation 224 – [Government Gazette No:  34621, Notice number 776, dated 20 September 2011]


I, S’busiso Joel Ndebele, Minister of Transport, acting in terms of section 75(1)(d) of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996, exempt the operation of motors vehicles transporting an ISO Container from complying with the provision of regulation 224(b) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) for the period of 7 (seven) years effective from the date of publication of this Notice until 1 January 2019.


S’busiso Joel Ndebele


Regulation 224 – [Government Gazette No:  42120, Notice number 1392, dated 19 December 2018]

I, Dr B. E Nzimande, Minister of Transport, acting in terms of section 75(1)(d) of the National Road Traffic Act, (Act No.93 of 1996), do hereby exempt the operation on the public roads of motor vehicles transporting ISO Containers from complying with the provisions of regulation 224(b) of the National Road Traffic Regulations,2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No.93 of 1996) for a period of one year effective from 2 January 2019 until 1 January 2020.

The moratorium is to suspend the application of punitive measures and calling on all Law Enforcement Agencies to collect data of motor vehicles transporting ISO Containers.


Dr. B. E Nzimande, MP

Minister of Transport

  • The Department of Labour published draft Regulations in terms of sections 8 and 9 of the Employment Services Act, 4 of 2014. The Draft Regulations are published for comment in Government Gazette 42140 of 28 December 2018.

Sections 8 and 9 only allow South African Employers to employ foreign nationals if they have complied with the Regulations promulgated in terms of the sections. (Copied for your information). The draft regulations provide for the requirements.

Employment of foreign nationals

8. (1) An employer may not employ a foreign national within the territory of the Republic of South Africa prior to such foreign national producing an applicable and valid work permit, issued in terms of the Immigration Act.

(2) The Minister may, after consulting the Board, make regulations to facilitate the employment of foreign nationals, which regulations may include the following measures:

(a) The employers must satisfy themselves that there are no other persons in the Republic with suitable skills to fill a vacancy, before recruiting a foreign national;

(b) the employers may make use of public employment services or private employment agencies to assist the employers to recruit a suitable employee

who is a South African citizen or permanent resident; and

(c) preparation of a skills transfer plan by employers in respect of any position in which a foreign national is employed.

(3) A regulation made in terms of this section may—

(a) include any other requirement necessary to implement the provisions of this section which are consistent with the Immigration Act; and

(b) differentiate between different categories of visas issued in terms of the Immigration Act and different categories of work.

(4) An employee who is employed without a valid work permit is entitled to enforce any claim that the employee may have in terms of any statute or employment relationship against his or her employer or any person who is liable in terms of the law.

Prohibited acts in respect of foreign nationals

9. An employer may not require or permit a foreign national—

(a) to perform any work which such foreign national is not authorised to perform in terms of his or her work permit; or

(b) to engage in work contrary to the terms of their work permit.