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Transport General Amendment Act (No. 16 of 1995)


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To amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951, so as to insert four definitions and to replace one; to further regulate the registration of ships; to make other provision for the determining in certain circumstances of the value of gold franc in South African currency; to replace certain obsolete expressions; to provide for the control over and theuse of dynamically supported craft; to regulate the ratification of or accession to and incorporation of the international conventions relating to merchant shipping in accordance with the Constitution; to provide for the incorporation by the Minister of Transport of international shipping standards in the regulations; and to give effect to amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978; to amend the Aviation Act, 1962, so as to empower the said Minister to make regulations, for the purposes of that Act, regarding the designation of medical examiners, the certificates to be issued by such examiners and the designation of a body or institution to exercise control over aero medical matters and standards; to amend the Road Traffic Act, 1989, so as to insert three definitions and to replace three; to further regulate the use of the left side of public roads; to further rationalise driver's licence codes; to permit driver's licence testing centres to issue learners' licences only; to delete the cut-off date for the exchange of certain invalid drivers' licences; to further regulate procedures for the control of professional driving permits; to provide that theperiod of suspension of a driver's licence commences from the date of sentence; and todefine operators of motor vehicles anew; and to amend the International Air Services Act,1993, so as to replace an incorrect expression; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



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