RFA

Small Business Support

The RFA can help!

The RFA can help you with all these questions and more by guiding you through the workings of the Vehicle Cost Schedule which helps you to calculate a rate by using kilometres, time and volume. In addition you can learn about the type of transporters and customers and the pros and cons of transport.

We also offer a complete SMME Starter Kit that you can work through on your own to build a successfull business in a tough industry.

We also have a dedicated SMME Support personel that you can come and see for any questions you might have. You can schedule a meeting with Lesley Brown by either emailing lesbrown@rfa.co.za or calling our office on 011 974 4399

SMME Starter Kit

The RFA’s Business Support Services Centre has assisted over 120 people last year with advice on how to start up a transport business/ enter the industry. To provide an even better understanding on how to enter the industry or to start up a transport business, the RFA has put together a SMME starter kit.

To order your copy of the SMME Starter kit please complete the form at the end of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

RFA BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE

Do you have a professionally-written business plan?
Are you looking to raise capital to start or expand your business?
Does your current business plan “stand out” in the stack of 100’s of plans on the investor’s desk?

So, Where Do You Start?

Our professionally-written template is the fastest, easiest way to produce a business plan in the standardized format that serious investors expect.

Produce Your Winning Business Plan Quickly and Easily

Save time and money. Use our Business Plan Template to create your own powerful Business Plan today. Your banker or your investor needs the plan to evaluate your business, but for you it is about the process of gathering your ideas and developing and growing your business. The RFA Business Plan Template creates a great looking document for your banker or investor, while helping you to better understand and grow your business.

Ready to get started?

Members can download a copy for free by visiting the downloads page on our website once they logged in. Non members can fill in the form below and request one being send to them.

Non RFA members can request a copy of SMME Products by completing the form below.

Please complete all required fields and submit the request. You will receive a confirmation email on your submission. One of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.


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: