Arrive Alive

300 Recruits start an intensive three-year traffic officer course in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.

The acting Minister of Transport Thulas Nxesi has received the first cohort to 300 recruits who are set to beginning an intensive three-year traffic officer course in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.

The Minister urged the group to use the training opportunity to change the face of traffic law enforcement in the country.

“For a long time traffic law enforcement has been regarded as a stepchild of the South African Police Services, the South African Defence Force and even the Correctional Services. With this bold groundbreaking move, traffic officers will finally be able to take up their place among their peers as professionals in their own right,” the Minister said
.
The group was selected from over 74 000 applicants. They undertook an intensive selection process that included fitness assessment, interviews and psychometric testing.

They will receive intensive training in traffic legislation, anti-corruption measures and communication skills among others. The training will consist of knowledge(theoretical) modules, practical skills training and workplace experience.

At the end of the training trainees will receive national diploma that is rated number 6 on the national qualification framework, which is equivalent to a university diploma. This is the highest qualification ever offered to traffic officers by any government institution in the country and the continent.

The Minister said the training will help the recruits to be ethical citizens. “There are far too many complaints about the ethical conduct of traffic officers in the country and this course must assist by producing traffic officers with high level of ethical conduct,” he said.

“We are relying on you to turn around the current dominant perception that traffic officers are corrupt. We would expect you to go out into the streets and be exemplary and be the embodiment of Ubuntu and Batho Pele,” he emphasized.

The qualification is benchmarked on international standards and is the first such qualification to be offered in Africa. It is part of efforts to professionalise the road traffic law enforcement fraternity in the country

The previous curriculum for traffic officer trainees was on National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 4 (equivalent to a matric qualification) and had many limitations.

Loading...

Related Articles

Public Announcement – National Traffic Law Enforcement Review

Public Announcement – National Traffic Law Enforcement Review

Have Your Say on the Traffic Laws You Want To Be Enforced The Traffic Law Enforcement Committee is inviting members of the public to provide comments on the future and direction of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa. The Committee was set up in 2017 by the Minister of Transport. To

Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Committee invites public to comment on future of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa.

Traffic Law Enforcement Committee invites public to comment on future of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa.

The Traffic Law Enforcement Committee is inviting members of the public to provide comments on the future and direction of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa. The Committee was set up in 2017 by the Minister of Transport. To date it has engaged with a wide range of organisations consulting

Read More

Mr Nzimande welcomes the passing of the Portfolio Committee of Transport of the AARTO Amendment Bill

Mr Nzimande welcomes the passing of the Portfolio Committee of Transport of the AARTO Amendment Bill

The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, welcomes the progressive move by the Portfolio Committee on Transport to accept the final amendments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill. The Bill will now go to the National Assembly for concurrence and will then

Read More

NC Transport Department determined to root out corruption and withdraw illegally obtained operating licences.

NC Transport Department determined to root out corruption and withdraw illegally obtained operating licences.

Kimberley: The Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison has begun a process to withdraw 316 illegally issued operating licenses following internal investigations that uncovered discrepancies in the number of permits issued. The Department took a decision to put a moratorium on

Read More

Best taxi ranks in KZN recognized

Best taxi ranks in KZN recognized

MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda attended the SANTACO KZN Best Serviced Rank Awards, which were held at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban last night. The Categories and Winners were: Most utilized Health Facility: Nquthu main rank; HIV & Aids programmes

Read More

Invitation to the 20th Annual Road Traffic and Transport Legislation Workshop 2019

Invitation to the 20th Annual Road Traffic and Transport Legislation Workshop 2019

We wish to invite you to register for our Twentieth Annual Road Traffic and Transport Legislation Workshops. (No fee increases from 2018) (NRTA and documents available in hardcopy or USB) VENUES: 21 May 2019 – Stellenbosch (Protea Hotel, Techno Park) 23 May 2019 – Durban (Garden

Read More

Load More Articles

Partners

View All