JOHANNESBURG - The Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Friday it plans to mount a legal challenge against the amendment of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act.
President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year assented to and signed the Aarto Amendment Bill, making it law. Implementation now awaits the law being gazetted with a commencement date.
The Act sets up a demerit system for drivers, who lose points for traffic offences, which may result in the loss of a driving licence.
Rudie Heyneke, Outa portfolio manager on transport, said they held a workshop to consult the industry on the Bill, made submissions to Parliament based on this and, after the Bill was passed by Parliament, wrote twice to the President asking him not to sign it.
"Outa has opposed this Bill from the start and is now planning a constitutional challenge to it," Heyneke said in a statement.