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RTMCTimesLive reports that the breakup between the Department of Transport (DoT) and Tasima‚ the company which for 16 years operated the electronic National Transport Information System (eNaTIS)‚ has not been a clean one.  

The DoT’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) finally took over the eNaTIS system in April this year after a series of court cases, but it did not bargain on getting 79 employees and a R3.2-million wage bill.  Tasima went to the Labour Court on an urgent basis in May to ask for an order declaring that the contracts of employment for the 79 employees be transferred automatically from Tasima to the RTMC.  The judge declared in May that the contracts were transferred automatically from Tasima to the RTMC in accordance with Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act.  RTMC is not happy with this and has been granted leave to appeal to the Labour Appeal Court.  But in granting leave to appeal, the judge ruled that payment by the RTMC of the employees from 5 April until the final determination of the case was not appealable.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at TimesLive

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