Five foreign truckers arrested as KZN government addresses job concerns

2022/01/14 21:25:00

Five foreign truckers arrested as KZN government addresses job concerns

Five foreign truckers arrested as KZN government addresses job concerns

Five foreign truck drivers were arrested in Durban on Thursday morning during a law enforcement operation aimed at ensuring compliance in the freight industry.

The operation, which the KwaZulu-Natal government said would be the first of many, was scheduled to be held at three sites around the city, including Maydon Wharf, which is used daily by trucks to access the port.13 January 2022 - 17:41 Mary Papayya Surf’s up in Durban again, welcoming watersport enthusiasts, beachgoers and bathers as the city reopens five of the six beaches that were closed due to excessive E.13 January 2022 - 17:41 Mary Papayya Surf’s up in Durban again, welcoming watersport enthusiasts, beachgoers and bathers as the city reopens five of the six beaches that were closed due to excessive E.The operation, which the KwaZulu-Natal government said would be the first of many, was scheduled to be held at three sites around the city, including Maydon Wharf, which is used daily by trucks to access the port.

The operation, which included the police, defence force, traffic authorities and the departments of home affairs and labour, focused on: verifying the validity of truck drivers' licences and permits; inspecting documents of foreign truck drivers; enforcing traffic regulations; and fighting crime.The operation comes in the wake of recent violent truck protests in KZN and complaints by local truckers about foreigners being employed by SA logistics companies in preference to them.Last Friday the city closed six recreational beaches — South, North, Bay of Plenty, Sun Coast, Country Club and Umngeni beaches, after high levels of bacteria following a sewerage pollution.Premier Sihle Zikalala said five drivers had been arrested for not being in possession of proper documentation and he expected the number to increase..“We are doing this because there have been complaints about the domination of foreign nationals in the freight and logistics industry..“These foreign nationals are supposed to be driving with permits and all required documents.“These foreign nationals are supposed to be driving with permits and all required documents.

In most cases you find that most of them are driving without these documents,” he said.A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.Zikalala called on labour minister Thulas Nxesi “to expedite the policy that will regulate the employment of truckers in SA”.“We don't believe SA companies that are based here should prioritise people from outside SA..That's why we call on the minister of labour to expedite the policy.” Zikalala urged local truck driver bodies to raise issues by engaging the government as opposed to burning trucks and blockading roads.

“We will also be engaging with the freight and logistics industry.If they prioritise South Africans and employ people who are local, that will help solve the problem,” he said.“It's not that we are saying foreign drivers can't drive in SA.We are saying that if the company is based somewhere in Africa, they are fine to come and drive here with the proper documents.“If the company is based in SA, let that company prioritise South Africans.

“We believe operations like these will help us reduce the complaints and violent protests.If we continue these operations on a daily basis, the complaints from drivers will be reduced.“They can see for themselves we are working to address their concerns.” TimesLIVE.

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Five foreign truckers arrested as KZN government addresses job concernsFive foreign truck drivers were arrested in Durban on Thursday morning during a law enforcement operation aimed at ensuring compliance in the freight industry. This purge must never stop and employers must feel the heat and do ryt thing They must also check City Power,they take foreigner as sub contractors&their labours for training courses in Florida,same foreigners sell their cables in scrap yards around Roodepoort What's the charge!

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