New trans­port sec­tor code

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

THE Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try ( DTI) in­vites mem­bers of the public and other in­ter­est par­ties to make in­puts on the Draft Amended Trans­port Sec­tor Code, which was re­cently gazetted for a 60- day public com­men­tary pe­riod.

The eight sub- sec­tor codes are avi­a­tion, bus com­muter and coach ser­vices, for­ward and clear­ing, mar­itime, public sec­tor, road freight, rail and taxi.

DTI Min­is­ter Rob Davies said the rail sub- sec­tor codes will be used as an in­di­ca­tor to mea­sure rep­re­sen­ta­tion of black youth in tech­ni­cal and pro­fes- sional po­si­tions in the rail in­dus­try.

“The tar­get is at least 10%, which would in­crease the num­ber of youth in tech­ni­cal and pro­fes­sional po­si­tions in the in­dus­try. Fur­ther­more, a tar­get of 35% black own­er­ship has been set by the bus com­muter and coach ser­vices sub- sec­tor code to in­crease the level of black own­er­ship in the bus and coach sec­tors,” Davies said.

The clos­ing date for the com­men­tary pe­riod is June 8. In­ter­ested par­ties are re­quested to for­ward their com­ments to the fol­low­ing ad­dress: trans­port­sec­tor­code@thedti.gov.za.

— Wheels Re­porter.

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