Justice Project South Africa

Welcome to Justice Project South Africa (JPSA for short).

Justice Project South Africa is a nongovernmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of road traffic law and its enforcement, as well as to road safety in South Africa. When it comes to road traffic law, JPSA is arguably the most active and vocal “motorists’ rights” organisation in South Africa, seeking to both, educate its members (and the public in general), as well as to help them to enforce their rights and meet their obligations and responsibilities.

Our members enjoy many benefits, including representation in matters pertaining to traffic law and its enforcement. While our membership has been growing steadily over the years, it still has a long way to go and we would like to appeal to you to become a member.

It is essential that you understand what it is that we do, why we do it and why we believe that it is essential that we continue to do it. For this reason, we urge you to refer to our “about” page for more information. In short however, JPSA focuses purely on road traffic law legislative matters, enforcement and the prevention and combating of abuses thereof.

Latest media releases…

Draft AARTO Regulations published for public comment

JOHANNESBURG – Draft regulations in respect of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Act are inconsistent with the Constitution and are likely to result in further legal challenges. This is according to Justice Project South Africa Chair, Howard Dembovsky. The regulations were published in the Government Gazette number 42765 of 11 October […]

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Festive season road deaths a catastrophe – JPSA

JOHANNESBURG – The announcement made today by Transport Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande that 1,612 people died during the 2018/19 festive season yet again represents a catastrophic event in the history of South Africa. This is according to the Justice Project South Africa (JPSA). JPSA chair, Howard Dembovsky, said he could not understand how the figure […]

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Latest articles and advisories…

Why let the truth get in the way of a ‘good story’?

“The recently amended Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act is merely meant to promote road safety and nothing else, contrary to reports which allege it would bully motorists into paying their e-toll bills”. So said the Road traffic Infringement Agency’s (RTIA’s) Registrar, Japhtha (Japh) Chuwe at a media briefing held by the National […]

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Is it illegal to use social media to warn others about roadblocks?

“Joanne” asks: “I have a quick question. Is it illegal to warn people on a community WhatsApp group of a road block where you are informed of and asked to pay outstanding traffic fines?” While the question may be “quick”, its answer is a little more complex and therefore has to be comprehensive. It must […]

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