Please note that the amendment to regulation 250 that was published on 11 November 2016, will be effective from 11 May 2017.
The amendment continuous to disallow the transport of school children for reward in the goods compartment of a vehicle. It also does not allow other persons to be transported in the goods compartment for reward unless it is done in terms of the NLTA (National Land Transport Act, 2009). An operating licence may, therefore, be issued for a goods vehicle if it is done in terms of the NLTA provisions and the transport is not for school children.
Children and other persons may still be transported in the goods compartment of a vehicle if it is NOT done for reward as long as Reg 247 is complied with.
See the existing Reg 250 provision, the amendment to Reg 250 and Reg 247 below.
250. Persons not to be carried in goods compartment for reward
No person shall on a public road carry any person for reward in the goods compartment of a motor vehicle.
250. School children and persons not to be conveyed in goods compartment of a motor vehicle for reward
No person shall on a public road convey school children in the goods compartment of a motor vehicle for reward.
No person shall convey any other person in the goods compartment of a motor vehicle for reward: Provided that the provisions of this subregulation shall not apply in respect of a vehicle which complies with the provisions of the NLTA.
Please note: This provision will only apply as from 11 May 2017.
247. Circumstances under which persons may be carried on goods vehicle
No person shall operate on a public road a goods vehicle conveying persons unless that portion of the vehicle in which such persons are being conveyed is enclosed to a height of—
(a) at least 350 millimetres above the surface upon which such person is seated; or
(b) at least 900 millimetres above the surface on which such person is standing,
in a manner and with a material of sufficient strength to prevent such person from falling from such vehicle when it is in motion.
Provided that no person shall be conveyed in the goods compartment together with any tools or goods, except their personal effects, unless that portion in which such persons are being conveyed is separated by means of a partition, from the portion in which such goods are being conveyed.