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RTIAThe Citizen reports that the basic pay of the registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA), Japh Chuwe, increased by 93% from R1.8 million to R3.49 million in 2016-17.  

But Chuwe’s bonus “shrunk” from R1.57m to R524,329, which left him with a total income of over R4m.  This meant he received R640,131 more in 2016-17 than in the previous year.  The backdrop was that the RTIA lost close to half of its annual revenue because municipal authorities were not issuing as many traffic fines as before.  This information emerged in the agency’s annual report for 2016-17.  Over the same period, the board and board committees members’ total remuneration grew from R1.66m to R3m, while the agency’s revenue shrunk by almost 42%, or R100m, and the minister approved the removal of four crucial performance targets.  The RTIA is mandated to administer the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which has been partially implemented in Johannesburg and Tshwane only.  The actual number of Aarto notices (fines) issued dropped from 5.5m to 2m in 2016-17.

  • Read this report by Antoinette Slabbert in full at The Citizen

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