RFA

Interest Groups

The RFA will be hosting meetings for all the interest groups. These meetings will be Online Meetings through the Microsoft Teams platform.

Members are required to RSVP by clicking the button below. Members can join for more than one of these meetings should they have interest in more than one interest group. Upon RSVP the RFA will send you the Meeting link.

To register please fill in our online RSVP form by clicking the button below:

More information about these meetings are below.

For more information please email cisely@rfa.co.za

ABNORMAL LOADS

2 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the abnormal loads sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of section 81 of the National Road Traffic Act, the TRH11 guidelines and participation at the Abnormal Loads Technical Committee (ALTC) and Provincial exemption permit authorities.

Chairperson

Otto van Griethuysen

CROSS BORDER

10 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the cross-border sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the requirements of the CBRTA and other legislation governing the movement across the borders of the Republic.

Chairperson

Louise Wiggett

DANGEROUS GOODS

9 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the dangerous goods sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of the Dangerous Goods Act contained within the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996 as well as the relevant SANS standards incorporated into the Act, serving the same purpose as regulations.

Chairperson

Richard Durrant

FURNITURE REMOVALS

4 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the furniture sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of National Road Traffic Act and AMOSA certification requirements.
Meetings will take place every six months under the control of a chairperson, which when elected will serve a 2-year term of office. It is desirable that the chairperson is elected from members of the Association.

Chairperson

Kevin van der Merwe

Enterprise Development (Training, TETA and BBBEE)

4 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the enterprise development sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to various legislation governing training and development, TETA and B-BBEE.

Chairperson

Tony D’almeida

GREEN TRANSPORT

12 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning with due regard to green transport in the road freight and logistics industry. Strategies such is the Green Transport Strategy 2018 – 2050 (GTS) to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as well as the empirical implementation of plans to deliver on the strategy is the focus of this interest group.

Chairperson

Liesl de Wet

Technical (Vehicle equipment, development, tyres, new technology)

8 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve technical matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of the National Road Traffic Act, and SANS standards.
Meetings will take place every six months under the control of a chairperson, which when elected will serve a 2-year term of office. It is desirable that the chairperson is elected from members of the Association.

Chairperson

Kevin van der Merwe

Courier / Small / Express parcel

1 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the courier / small / express parcel sub-sector of the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996.
Meetings will take place every six months under the control of a chairperson, which when elected will serve a 2-year term of office. It is desirable that the chairperson is elected from members of the Association.

Chairperson

Kevin van der Merwe

Safe Trucks (Road Safety)

9 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning with due regard to green transport in the road freight and logistics industry. Strategies such is the Green Transport Strategy 2018 – 2050 (GTS) to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as well as the empirical implementation of plans to deliver on the strategy is the focus of this interest group.
Meetings will take place every six months under the control of a chairperson, which when elected will serve a 2-year term of office. It is desirable that the chairperson is elected from members of the Association.

Chairperson

Kevin van der Merwe

RTQS Programme (ISO/SANS 39001, SANS 1395)

5 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the Road Traffic Quality System (RTQS) Programme which includes ISO/SANS 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management System (RTSMS) accreditation, or SANS 1395 Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) accreditation or any other management system that may require the creation or enhancement / development of capacity against an identified standard.

Chairperson

Nicci Scott

Smart Trucks (Innovative Trucking Solutions)

3 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the road freight and logistics industry with due regard to the provisions of the National Road Traffic Act and SANS standards. Innovative / smart solutions to increasing payload capacity, reducing green house gases, intermodal payload transfer, massload distribution, etc. within the current legislative framework is the focus area of this interest group. 
Meetings will take place every six months under the control of a chairperson, which when elected will serve a 2-year term of office. It is desirable that the chairperson is elected from members of the Association.

Chairperson

Kevin van der Merwe

Safety, Security and Compliance

8 Nov @ 9:00

Purpose: To provide members the opportunity to direct the activities of the Association in a manner so as to address and resolve matters that have a National or Provincial impact on operators functioning within the road freight and logistics industry with due regard Safety, Security and Compliance. This interest group is a newly established interest group formed to address issues around safety and security within the industry and through member participation will provide members with real time crime intelligence pertaining to anticipated and actual conditions on the road including protest action, industrial and social unrest as well as criminal activities.

Chairperson

Lourie Kritzinger

SMME

10 Nov @ 11:00

Purpose: Small, micro and medium enterprises are often neglected within the Road Freight and Logistics Industry. Larger trucking and logistics companies often engage the services of SMME operators, many use load brokers, who reduce the profitability of every load without much value being added. This practice leads to a cut-throat business environment that is unsustainable and which leads to potentially high risk operating practices by SMMEs simply to stay on the road. There is a need that has been identified by SMMEs to engage with industry leaders to find ways to support SMMEs through concerted, well thought through and adept initiatives.

Chairperson

Johannes Peterie

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: