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Establishment of agencyThe Road Trafffic Infringement Agency has been established as a juristic person responsible to the Minister. The agency may do anything that is necessary to perform its functions in terms of any law, or assigned to it by the Minister. The Minister may, on request of an issuing authority, assign any function vested in such issuing authority in terms of this Act, to the agency. The agency must establish one national office, and may establish suboffices at provincial or municipal level.
Objects and functions of agency
The objects of the agency are, despite the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)—
The agency performs its functions in terms of subsection (1)(a) of the AARTO Act by—
The agency performs its functions in terms of subsection (1)(b) of the AARTO Act by—
The agency performs its functions in terms of subsection (1)(c) of the AARTO Act by—
The agency performs its functions in terms of subsection (1)(d) of the AARTO Act by—
The agency must, in order to properly perform its functions, establish the prescribed information management system and database which is connected with the national contraventions register, and utilise such database to create, process and maintain records with regard to any action performed by it in terms of this Act.
The agency may, subject to the business plan approved by the board, appoint agents, or contract with any person, to perform any function vested in it in terms of this Act or any other law and the prescribed procedures must be followed.
Road Traffic Infringement Agency Board
A Road Traffic Infringement Agency Board, to represent and control the agency, is established by the AARTO Act, comprising—
The Minister must, prior to appointing the members, publish the names of the persons proposed to be appointed as such members in the Gazette and invite comment on the suitability of such members for appointment.
The members of the board hold office for a period not exceeding five years, whereafter they may be reappointed.
A member of the board, must vacate his or her office—
The Minister may remove a member of the board from office if such member—
The members of the board may resign on one month’s written notice to the Minister. The Minister appoints a member of the board as the chairperson. The board meets at least twice per year or as often as may be required. The board determines its own procedures for meetings and decisions and may, in the absence of a chairperson, elect a member as acting chairperson.
Members of the board who are not in the full-time employment of the State may be paid such remuneration and allowances as may be determined by the Minister in consultation with the Minister of Finance.
Functions of Board
The functions of the board are—
The board must annually submit a report on the activities of the agency to the Minister for tabling in Parliament.
Appointment of registrar
The members of the board must appoint a person with proven expertise in corporate and financial management as the registrar of the agency.
The registrar oversees the functions of the agency in accordance with a business plan prepared by the registrar and approved by the board, and in particular—
The registrar may, in writing, assign a function to a deputy registrar or deputy registrars. The registrar must annually submit a report concerning the activities and operations of the agency to the board.
Appointment of deputy registrars
The board may appoint not more than twenty five persons as deputy registrars.
No person may be appointed as a deputy registrar unless that person—
Appointment of representations officers
The registrar may, subject to the business plan approved by the board, appoint such persons as representations officers as may be necessary.
No person may be appointed as a representations officer unless that person—
Appointment of sheriffs
The registrar may recommend to the Minister of Justice that such sheriffs or deputy sheriffs, as may be necessary to ensure the proper performance of the agency’s functions, be appointed in terms of the Sheriffs Act, 1986 (Act No. 90 of 1986).
Financing of agency
The agency is financed from—
The agency must utilise any money in accordance with the statement of estimated expenditure. At the end of each financial year, the registrar must invest such amounts of any surplus funds of the agency, as may be determined by the Minister in consultation with the Minister of Finance, in a separate account, from which payments may be made to any authority or body for the purpose of road safety or road traffic law enforcement.
Administrative staff and remuneration
The registrar must, subject to the business plan approved by the board, establish the administration of the agency and may appoint such administrative staff members as may be necessary.
The agency may pay to the persons in its employ such remuneration and allowances, and may provide them with such pensions and other benefits, as the board may determine with the approval of the Minister acting in consultation with the Minister of Finance.
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