Johannesburg - The appointment of a new Road Traffic
Management Corporation (RTMC) CEO is on track after the contract of its
suspended former head Ranthoko Rakgoale ended in December 2011, the transport ministry said on Wednesday.
Plans to appoint the new CEO started immediately after
Rakgoale's contract ended because there were disciplinary processes which had
to be followed, spokesperson Logan Maistry said.
"Earlier today (Wednesday), Minister (Sbu) Ndebele was
handed a memorandum by RTMC employees requesting a resolution to various
issues. Putting the RTMC in order has been one of our most urgent tasks,"
The RTMC was established for cooperative and coordinated
strategic planning of road traffic matters by the national, provincial and
It was therefore important that "the agency functions
effectively and efficiently to fulfil its mandate", Ndebele said in a
He also held talks with SA Transport and Allied Workers'
Union president Ephriam Mphahlele and general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu in
Pretoria on Wednesday on the funding of road construction, road safety, the administrative adjudication of road traffic offences, and aviation training and
rail rolling stock acquisition.