Despite the planned implementation date of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) having been 1 July 2021, no such implementation has been effected and any future plans to roll out this Act, in its current format, seem highly unlikely.
Although it has been confirmed that the implementation of AARTO will be phased in, none of the necessary infrastructure required to do so, seems to be in place.
Furthermore, the implementation of AARTO could possibly be permanently halted by the pending OUTA court case, which challenges AARTO’s constitutionality, scheduled to be heard in October 2021.
As we await the outcome of the above, for the time being, South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief with regards to this looming administrative compliance burden.
We will continuously keep employers updated on the development and implementation of this Act.