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The South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998 (Act No. 7 of 1998)

Chapter 5 : Official Policies on, and Declaration, Use and Protection of, National Roads

39. National roads policy



(1) The Government’s policy with regard to national roads must be made known from time to time by the Minister by notice in the Gazette. The notice must state, amongst others—
(a) the goals with regard to national roads which the Government wants to achieve; and
(b) the policy objectives to be followed so that those goals may be achieved.


(2) Whenever any proposals relevant to determining or amending the national roads policy is to be considered and decided by the Government, the Minister by notice published in the Gazette must make known those proposals and in that notice invite any interested persons and the public to comment on the proposals and make representations with regard thereto.


(3) The Agency must determine its business and financial plan and strategic plan and the standards and criteria for road design and construction and for road safety within the framework of the national roads policy as determined by the Government and published in terms of subsection (1).