‘Uber bill’: call for written submissions
THE legislature’s transport and public works standing committee has concluded its final public hearing on the draft National Land Transport Amendment Bill, or the so-called Uber bill, and has now called for written comments.
The hearings, held in George and Cape Town, concluded on Wednesday. The National Land Transport Act was passed to restructure the national land transport system that was invoked by the previous Transition Act.
The amendment bill provides for developments since 2009, such as regulating the electronic-hailing (e-hailing) industries, including Uber and Taxify, and creating provisions for non-motorised transport.
“Among the concerns over the bill were the long waiting periods for operating licences, as the bill proposes harsher punishments, including imprisonment, for drivers without licences,” said committee chairperson Nceba Hinana.” – African News Agency (ANA)