Cabinet approves National Road Traffic Management Bill submission

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Cabinet has approved the submission of the National Road Traffic Management Bill to Parliament.

Its provisions include the reduction in the amount of alcohol people are allowed to consume before driving. It also deals with fraud and corruption and increases penalties for those who violate traffic rules.

The Bill proposes new regulations for the driving school industry. Another draft piece of legislation that  Cabinet has approved is the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu briefed the media in Parliament following this week’s Cabinet meeting.

“The Bill extends coverage for occupational injuries and diseases to previously excluded vulnerable workers as well as the improvement of compensation benefits to employees in general. The Bill now includes amongst others, domestic workers under the category of employees for purposes of benefits in terms of the COIDA of 1993. It also proposes the rehabilitation and reintegration framework of injured and/or diseased employees into the workplace,” elaborates the minister.

In the video,  Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu briefs the media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting:

Cabinet on coronavirus

Mthembu also briefed the media on the coronavirus and other issues.

Mthembu said that every measure was being taken to safeguard the country against the surge of COVID-19.

He said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had updated him, saying that the number of cases had risen to 17.

17 confirmed cases in South Africa