Justice Project South Africa

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

Received a curious email from SANRAL’s buddies threatening criminal prosecutions for the non-payment of e-tolls lately? Here’s what you need to know about the threats contained in those emails.

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.

It is becoming increasingly common for people wishing to renew their licence disc, driving licence or professional driving permit to be told that there is a warrant for their arrest or that they must pay all of their outstanding traffic fines before they can do so. This deliberately misleading information causes panic and does not help anyone. It creates further animosity between motorists and authorities, as well as encouraging the unlawful operation of motor vehicles – all because traffic and licensing authorities think it’s clever to lie to people. Read our free public advisory on this here.

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…

Scareware roadblock “warnings”

JOHANNESBURG – So-called “warnings” regarding roadblocks to be instituted by unnamed traffic law enforcement authorities have again been doing the rounds on social media, the most recent of which reads: “Road block dates Dec 16 , 23. 30. All Friday’s. And through to Sat mornings. No mercy. One beer is over the limit. Jail till […]

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Landmark Judgment: Private Estates may NOT enforce road traffic laws

Private estates may not enforce road traffic law. This was the finding of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in a long-running case in which Niemesh Singh, a resident of Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, claimed that speed trapping in the estate was unlawful. The judges in the case said that the estate had not taken the […]

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Latest articles and advisories…

OPINION: “Defeating the ends of justice”? Bah humbug!

Howard Dembovsky writes: Once again, the role of social media in revealing the locations of roadblocks set up by the Metro Police is in the spotlight, this time involving allegations that an entire list of planned weekend roadblock locations has been “leaked” on a WhatsApp group. According to the Sunday Tribune, the Acting Chief of […]

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Is the failure to pay e-tolls a criminal offence?

It has come to our attention that SANRAL and/or its business partners, Electronic Toll Collection (Pty) Ltd – a Kapsch TrafficCom Company, has been sending out emails in an apparent attempt to refute the notion that prescribed debt in the form of unpaid e-tolls is not simply going to be let go. Once again, it […]

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