Western Cape may introduce new speed limits to protect agri-workers

2022/06/27 23:04:00

This comes after another tragic accident that occurred on the R45 road between Klapmuts and Simondium last week which left 35 farmworkers severely injured and hospitalised.

This comes after another tragic accident that occurred on the R45 road between Klapmuts and Simondium last week which left 35 farmworkers severely injured and hospitalised.

If it all goes well, the Western Cape could introduce new changes to the country's driving laws to better protect farm workers that are being transported on the back of bakkies/trucks.

June 27, 2022If it all goes well, the Western Cape could introduce new changes to the country’s driving laws to better protect farm workers that are being transported on the back of bakkies/trucks.The provincial spokesperson for agriculture, Andricus van der Westhuizen,said he will be writing to minister of transport, Fikile Mbalula, to submit a number of considerations to improve rural, a

gri-worker transportationin the Western Cape.This comes after another tragic accident that occurred on the R45 road between Klapmuts and Simondium last week which left 35 farmworkers severely injured and hospitalised.Last year, the Standing Committee on Agriculture presented recommendations for safer and more dignified ways to transport farmworkers in the province. These recommendations include:, strengthening road traffic regulations as they pertain to rural and agri-worker transport, propose an 80km/h speed limit for open trucks transporting passengers in the province and a possible national government subsidy for rural, public transport that would enable bus services for agri-workers.

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The provincial spokesperson for agriculture, Andricus van der Westhuizen,said he will be writing to minister of transport, Fikile Mbalula, to submit a number of considerations to improve rural, a gri-worker transportation in the Western Cape. This comes after another tragic accident that occurred on the R45 road between Klapmuts and Simondium last week which left 35 farmworkers severely injured and hospitalised. READ |  He said the suspects had approached a group of people, made up of six males and three females, who were socialising at the house. Last year, the Standing Committee on Agriculture presented recommendations for safer and more dignified ways to transport farmworkers in the province. “I do not want to speculate on the cause of death; that’s why we brought the top forensic team so that if the cause of death was some poison, they will let us know. These recommendations include:, strengthening road traffic regulations as they pertain to rural and agri-worker transport, propose an 80km/h speed limit for open trucks transporting passengers in the province and a possible national government subsidy for rural, public transport that would enable bus services for agri-workers.  "Three females and one male escaped the attack unharmed," Traut added. “Whilst the Western Cape Provincial government has sought to strengthen rural transport in the province, the responsibility for traffic regulations is a national competency under the National Department of Transport. The rescue team was assisted by the SA Air Force and the Mountain Club of SA.

The ANC National Government must, therefore, seriously consider the abovementioned proposals in an effort to improve safety protocols for farmworkers,” he said.  The two officers were on standby to take calls, and callers could choose to remain anonymous, Traut said. They pointed at Buffalo City Metro Deputy Mayor Princess Faku who was at the scene, and those who are councillors argued that if she could be allowed in, they also deserved to be allowed in… but police stuck to their guns. Also read: .