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…

RTMC’s 7 days in jail before bail “proposal” absurd at best – JPSA

JOHANNESBURG – Since Sunday 4 November 2018, the media has been abuzz over the RTMC’s plans to introduce a “7-days’ in jail policy” before a person who stands accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless or negligent driving, or speeding may apply for bail. In the Sunday Times report which triggered the buzz, […]

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AARTO to face constitutional challenge

Numerous provisions of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, as well as certain provisions of the National Road Traffic Act are unconstitutional and should be struck down. These are the fundamental assertions made in court papers filed in the North Gauteng High Court by Howard Dembovsky, chair of Justice Project South Africa […]

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Latest articles and advisories…

AARTO Amendment Bill – Gauteng public hearings

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Provincial Legislature is holding public hearings on the AARTO Amendment Bill, 2015 at three venues around Gauteng in the coming weeks. Apparently, a fourth hearing took place at Springs Civic Centre yesterday, but obviously it’s too late for anyone to attend that hearing. The dates and venues are as follows and […]

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First-time offenders and serious criminal road traffic offences

A recent question posted on the Facebook group, Legal Talk SA has again highlighted the fact that few people understand the practical implications of being convicted of a crime – more especially when that crime relates to a road traffic offence. For some bizarre reason, it appears that a great many people do not regard […]

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