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13 November 2019

The Government of Eswatini through the Ministry of Public Works & Transport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Crowne Aerospace to operate Inkwazi Airline, an investment of E15 Billion ($1.1 Billion) which will bring 600 permanent jobs in the aviation industry and 9000 indirectly linked jobs to Emaswati.

Minister of Public Works & Transport Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe assured the nation that there will be a lot of activity within the aviation sector which will see Swazis trained in aviation employed.

The company will invest within the cargo terminal Eswatini with at least 180 different take offs from the King Mswati lll international airport to an array of destinations internationally within Africa, Europe, USA and Asia.

Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry Manqoba Khumalo stated that at least 9000 Swazis will benefit directly & indirectly through the partnership. “This is truly exciting because it is in line with the King’s vision of attaining 1st world status and will shape the outlook of the aviation industry bringing the economic activity that we need for Eswatini to carry out its mandate as an export driven economy in line with the strategic road map.”

The Minister of Commerce further extended his gratitude towards the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority and Mduduzi Dlamini who orchestrated and spearheaded the investment.

Crowne Aerospace CEO, Douglas Berry expressed his excitement towards the imminent partnership with government and promised excellent service delivery on their part as a company.

 

GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE DIGITAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

 

Do I have to pay more or less for the newly introduced enhanced and automated Vehicle Registration System?

  • No additional costs come with the new system.

By digital what exactly do you mean?

  • This basically means documents will now be computer printed, eliminating the previously hand- written blue-books.

How long does it take for me to get my certificate?

  • The certificate will be printed immediately over the counter.

When will the system be operational?

  • The system will be operational from the launch date (23 October 2019).

What are the new improvements in this system?

  • The vehicle will be registered and appear in the Vehicle Registration System in real time unlike before where the registration document (blue-book) was hand written and license disc issued to the owner. Previously capturing details would take up to 14 days to appear on the system.
  • License renewal will be spread throughout the year, giving the vehicle owner 365 days from the date of issue. This will eliminate the quarterly license renewal intervals.
  • The new system enables the police to verify vehicle details through scanning the license disc and it also comes with other security features,

What documents are required from me to get the certificate?

  • For the first capturing into the system, the vehicle owner will be required to bring the current blue-book, personal identity card (ID) and the license renewal fees.

Does this mean I no longer have to queue in long lines to renew my license?

  • The elimination of the quarterly license renewal system will drastically improve revenue queues during the license renewal period as this will now be a rolling exercise throughout the year. The certificate is generated in less than two minutes eliminating the length of time spent in a queue.

 

Can I connect to any portal from my home to register or renew my license?

  • Not yet. Further enhancements will be done on an ongoing basis. For now vehicle registration will be done digitally at the Revenue offices.

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02 May 2019

The Minister has appointed a new Road Safety Council in terms of Section 3 of the Road Safety Council Act of 1983. The Council will serve a period not longer than three (3) years from date of publication of the Gazette. This means the term of office will end in the year 2022. To download the Minister's full speech and see the new Council, click here.

My Road Safety Journey: A Letter Writing Competition

The Letter Writing Question

In your school Road Safety Officials visited and taught you about road safety. Write a letter to your friend who goes to another school, informing him/her about what you have learnt.

In your letter include:

  1. Why you think your friend should know about road safety rules.
  2. The categories of road users in the road use environment.
  3. What road safety rules stood out to you the most?
  4. How you think, you can help road safety in spreading the road safety message.
  5. The letter should be 180 – 200 words long.

Justification / Benefits of the Competition

  1. This will enable the Road Safety Council and Secretariat gauge what learners know about road safety.
  2. The competition shall serve to create and increase road safety awareness among school going learners.
  3. This will also involve the learners who are predominantly affected by road accidents.
  4. The competition may catalyse the formulation of Road Safety School Ambassador Programme in schools.
  5. This will also create a strong relationship and link between Education and Road Safety.

Rules of the Competition

  1. Learners over the age of 18 are not allowed to take part in the competition.
  2. Both Primary and High School learners are eligible to enter the competition.
  3. Letters can be typed or neatly hand written.
  4. A School with a lot of entries will receive a prize.
  5. Children, friends and relatives of Road Safety Council Secretariat employees are not eligible to enter the competition.
  6. Markers of the scripts to be chosen after the closing date of competition.
  7. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2019.

Prizes:

The prizes will be divided in categories; Primary school and High School.

Category

Student Prizes

Position 1

Position 2

Position 3

Primary

           E1, 500

·         Trophy

Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

·         E 800

·         Trophy

Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

·         E 500

·         Trophy

 Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

High

·         E1, 500

·         Trophy

Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

·         E 800

·         Trophy

Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

·         E 500

·         Trophy

·Automatic member of Road Safety School Ambassador

(on consent)

 

School with most entries

School Prizes

Primary

E2, 000

High

E2, 000

 

EASTER ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE BY THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT

-­­­­­­­APRIL 2019

 

Greetings to the ALL EmaSwati;

We thank the Lord for keeping us safe over the past festive season to date.

We are fresh from celebrating key national events, especially that of Buganu celebrations, where again the Lord kept us safe.

As we begin the Easter season where we are expecting high traffic volumes as the nation and tourists will be travelling to their different destinations within the beautiful Kingdom of Eswatini, mostly religious celebrations as the Kingdom is known for its Christian principles.

For some, this will be an opportunity to visit family and friends. This again will further increase the traffic volumes on our road network.

Just after the Easters, the nation will be heading to Buhleni in their numbers to celebrate His Majesty, King Mswati III’s birthday.

The increase in traffic volumes calls for all road users to be extra cautious. We call for increasedcourtesy, patience and tolerance between drivers and pedestrians.

Statistics indicate that pedestrians are the most susceptible and vulnerable to road traffic crashes. That being said, the nation is cautioned to be extra vigilant in “Saving Lives”during the Easter season and at all times.

The Ministry of Public Works through the Road Safety Division urges road users to adhere to the following;

 

  1. I. Use roadworthy cars at all times. This will reduce inconveniences of not completing your intended journey in the manner you had planned.
  1. II. Pre-plan your journey to avoid over-speeding. Operators of Public Transport who will be hired to transport the nation to their different destinations must acquire the relevant permits on time.
  • III. Winter is upon us. The days become shorter than nights and that increases the chances of road users being caught by the fall of darkness before they reach their destinations. Pedestrians are urged to wear bright-coloured clothes for enhanced visibility which will help prevent accidents.
  1. IV. Latest vehicle models have automatic daylight driving lights.Drivers of vehicles without such are encouraged to turn on their lights even during the day to increase vehicle visibility to other road users.
  1. V. Cyclists and motorbike users are also classified among vulnerable road users (VRUs). They are prone and highly susceptible to road traffic crashes. They must always wear helmets for protection at all times. Motorbikes should also have their headlights on even during the day to minimise road traffic crashes.
  1. VI. The nation is requested not to board overloaded vehicles. Overloading compromises the vehicle safety standards and increases chances of road traffic crashes.
  • VII. To all road users, ensure that you all observe traffic signs. The Road Safety team will be all over the national roads promoting road safety. Please accord them a moment of your time to be educated on road safety.
  • We wish the nation prosperous Easters filled with the Peace of God.
  1. IX. We wish His Majesty, King Mswati III a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Prosperous Celebrations.

BAYETHE WENA WAPHAKATHI!!!

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