Alta Swanepoel and Associates CC were established in 1999 specialising in road traffic
and transport legislation and drafting of road traffic and transport legislation.
Alta Swanepoel’s first appointment was as a public prosecutor where she specialised
in drunken, reckless and negligent driving cases. In 1989, as an associate with Africon
Pty (Ltd)(changed to Aurecon), she was part of a team that drafted the regulations to
the Road Traffic Acts, 1989 and 1996 and acted as a full-time consultant to the
Department of Transport. In 1999 she founded “Alta Swanepoel & Associates cc” and
now specialises in the field of road traffic and transport legislation and conduct
refresher sessions to both traffic officials and the transport industry. She has been a
consultant to SANRAL since 1998.
The firm conducts training, information sessions and work sessions on various trafficrelated issues such as the National Road Traffic Legislation, Haulage Tractor
Legislation, Passenger Vehicle Legislation (taxi’s), Cross-Border Road Transport,
Drunken Driving Legislation, Overloading, Driving Licences, Administrative
Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences and Road Traffic Signs.
The firm hosts an annual Road Traffic Legislation Workshop in major centres around
the country (Stellenbosch, Durban, Pretoria) to focus on the latest transport legislation
and trends in the transport industry.
The firm has consulted to government organisations in South Africa, Botswana,
Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Namibia and various transport agencies such as SANRAL, the
RTMC, CBRTA and RTIA in South Africa and the Development Bank of Jamaica, ZINARA
in Zimbabwe and the Ministries of Transport in Swaziland and Botswana.
AS&A has been involved in the development of the AARTO legislation, the e-toll
legislation, the TCSP (technical committee for standards and procedures of traffic
control and traffic control equipment), refresher course training for traffic officers, etc.
Alta Swanepoel is the contributing author to the Road Traffic & Road Transport
Legislation Volumes I to IV published by Lexis Nexis. She was a member of the AA
Alta Swanepoel has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Johannesburg at the
Department of Transport Economics since 1992.
We aim to “BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE”