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Covid19 Vaccination Station with ENGEN

On Their Way: Much-Needed Covid-19 Vaccination Stations for Truck Drivers The Road Freight Association (RFA), in partnership with Trucking Wellness,…

Cyber-Attack on Transnet Cripples the Movement of Goods

The Road Freight Association (RFA) is dismayed and gravely concerned about the cyber-attack on Transnet. This is creating massive delays…

N3 Corridor – Open Again for Business

16 July 2021 The Road Freight Association is delighted that the N3 highway has re-opened to all traffic. Whilst we…

Counting the Ever-increasing Cost: Impact of the Ongoing Attacks and Looting in KZN and Gauteng

Road carries 80% of South Africa’s goods. Simply put: when trucks stop, South Africa stops. The opportunistic mass looting occurring…

Without Well-Maintained Roads, South Africa Stops

The Road Freight Association (RFA) is deeply concerned at the deteriorating state of South Africa’s roads and the severe consequences…

Life Under Lockdown – a Truck Driver’s Story

Life Under Lockdown – a Truck Driver’s Story Condris Mahlake – Truck Driver, Vector Logistics – Mpumalanga “Truck drivers are…

Stop AARTO Now, says the Road Freight Association

The Road Freight Association (RFA) is shocked and deeply concerned about the recent suspension of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency’s…

Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa

Mr President Again, the road freight companies (truckers) find themselves being attacked by forces under the pretext of foreign nationals…

Tackling Truckers’ Operational Challenges at RFA Operational Conference

As the trucking industry prepares for another unpredictable and disruptive year ahead, the Road Freight Association’s (RFA) Operational Conference will…

RFA Labour Indaba Tackles Industry Challenges

After its highly successful début on the Road Freight Association events calendar last year, the RFA Labour Indaba is back…

New Logo, New Focus for the RFA

It’s clear, it’s focused and it stands out! The new logo of the Road Freight Association (RFA) tells a story…

New World with New Rules offers Opportunities for the RFA and its Members

With COVID-19 and lockdown, our world has changed forever. We have been catapulted into a “new normal”, a new world…

Perfecting the Move at Master Movers – Carla Rodrigues’ Story

It is often said that the furniture removal industry “is not for sissies (the faint-hearted)”. Carla Rodrigues of Master Movers…

The World of Office Relocations – the Space Labs Story

With August being Women’s Month, the Road Freight Association is celebrating women in the road freight industry. The furniture removal…

Certification and Operations Manager Appointed at the Road Freight Association

Trucking industry specialist Kevin van der Merwe has been appointed as the Executive Manager: Certification and Operations at the Road…

Manage COVID-19 Rationally or Let it Happen Chaotically! RFA Shares Best Practices with its Members

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it numerous and additional challenges for road freight operators to manage in an already…

Rough Road Ahead for the Trucking Industry in this VUCAIN World

It is going to take at least five years for South Africa’s economy to recover from the impact of lockdown…

The RFA – Fighting for the Trucking Industry

From AARTO to abnormal loads, hijackings to high cube containers, road safety to hijack and theft syndicates and strikes, cross-border…

RFA Compiles COVID-19 Information Videos to Assist Trucking Companies

As part of its commitment to pro-actively assist and guide the road freight industry through the complexities of the COVID-19…

Trucking Companies Operating at Less than 50% of Capacity during Lock Down

Trucking fleets are operating at only 46% of their capacity, with road freight operators anticipating a 64% drop in income…

RFA Consent in terms of the Protection of Information

POPI ACT

Dear RFA Member,

  1. The personal information which is processed by The Road Freight Association (“RFA”) in the course of your membership and your engagement of the RFA’s services fall within the ambit of the POPI Act.
  2. The purpose of this document is to obtain your consent to process your personal information.
  3. By your signature hereto, you confirm that you are aware of the fact that you are under no obligation to consent to the processing of your personal information by the RFA and that your consent relates only to the processing of your personal information pertaining to the matters stated herein.
  4. You also confirm that you understand that by failing and/or refusing to provide consent to the RFA, that the RFA will not be able to fulfil its obligations towards you or continue with the membership and service relationship, depending on the nature of the information to which you object, unless you grant your consent to process your personal information.
  5. For purposes of defining “personal information”, you are advised that such information may include your:
      • Full names, surname and identity number/passport details (for natural persons) and/or Company name/Close Corporation name/registration details and other details regarding the Company or Close Corporation;
      • Contact details, such as e-mail address, website address, postal address, landline and mobile contact numbers, geographic location;
      • Nationality and demographic information (natural persons);
      • Place of residence/place of business;
      • Employment details;
      • Bank account details;
      • All information relating to the requirements set out in the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001, as amended, with which the RFA is obliged to comply; and any other information requested by the RFA and voluntarily provided by you for purposes of performing the services in accordance with your mandate to the RFA

        Note: The member is to take note that certain demographic information is referred to as special personal information in terms of Section 26 of the POPI Act. There is a difference between personal information and special personal information. The RFA therefore processes both general and special personal information of its clients.

  1. Your personal information will only be processed for the purpose for which it was collected, and as agreed (“the services”), which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
      • Bulk emails to our membership database to inform members of events, notices, surveys, products, and services, vacancies, and available/requested loads.
      • Publishing of the member contact information on the RFA Member Directory listed on the RFA Website
      • Photographs taken at RFA Events and/or provided by RFA members may be published in newsletters, magazines and on social media
      • TruckTalk magazine and RFA Newsletters
      • Communication on RFA Whatsapp groups
      • In the performance of all other services in the interest of its members operating in the road freight and transport industry
  1. By signing this document, you agree to the RFA:
      • Processing your personal information for the purposes of rendering the services.
      • Recording, storing, updating, modifying, and retrieving your personal information for the purposes of rendering the services.
      • Collecting your personal information from a third party or source for the purposes of rendering the services.
      • To transmit your personal information to a third party in the Republic of South Africa for the purposes of rendering the services.
      • To transmit your personal information to a third party in a foreign country (who provides an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal information as referred to in Section 72 of the POPI Act) for the purposes of rendering the services.
      • Retain your personal information for the duration of the membership and service relationship and for such period after the termination of the business relationship as stipulated in the relevant legislation applicable to the RFA.
  1. By signing this document, you also confirm that you understand and agree to the following:
      • That you are obliged to inform the RFA of any correction or deletion of your personal information or destroying or deletion of any records of your personal information in terms of Section 24(1) of the POPI Act, by submitting Form 2 of the Regulations Relating to the POPI Act.
      • The contents hereof and accept this consent as adequate notification of the collection and processing of your personal information by the RFA.
      • The destruction or deletion of your personal information once the information is no longer required and the retention period required by legislation has lapsed. The RFA will shred any personal information/data of the member in accordance with the POPI Act in order to preserve the confidentiality of the information/data.
      • The consequences of failing and/or refusing to provide consent to the RFA and that the RFA will not be able to fulfil its obligations towards you or continue with the membership and service relationship, depending on the nature of the information to which you object, unless you grant your consent to process your personal information.
      • That you may withdraw your consent or object to the processing of your personal information at any time by giving written notification to the RFA’s POPI Information Officer Kevin van der Merwe at kevin@rfa.co.za and/or the RFA’s Deputy POPI Information Officer Gloria Moepi at membership@rfa.co.za.
      • That you are aware of your right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator, who’s contact details are as follows: