Parliament, Thursday, 24 November 2022 – The Portfolio Committee on Transport will from tomorrow visit Mpumalanga to conduct public hearings on the Railway Safety Bill.

The Bill aims to amend the National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002 by facilitating an improvement in general safety within the railway environment, and ensure that rail becomes an attractive mode of transport and contributes towards economic growth.

It also seeks to promote the harmonisation of South Africa’s railway safety regime with the objectives and requirements for safe railway operations in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

The committee invites all interested citizens and organisations to attend the public hearings and comment on the Railway Safety Bill.

Details of the public hearings are as follows:

Date: 25 November (Friday)
Time: 10H00
Venue: Kobwa Community Hall – Malelane (Nkomazi Local Municipality).

Date: 26 November (Saturday)
Time: 01H00
Venue: Paul Nkosi Community Hall – Waterval Boven (Emakhazeni Local Municipality).

Date: 27 November (Sunday)
Time: 10H00
Venue: Klarinet Extension 6 Community Hall (Emalahleni Local Municipality).

For media enquiries or interviews with the Committee Chairperson, please contact:

Name: Sakhile Mokoena
Parliamentary Communication Services
Cell: 081 705 2130
E-mail: smokoena@parliament.gov.za