Government bodies are culpable for fatal crashes after they signed off on illegal conversions of panel vans against the advice of manufacturer Toyota.
Recognising her department's challenges and Sanral's strengths, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the agency to oversee certain roads in SA.
The transport minister has corrected the number of people killed on SA's roads during the festive season, from 1 276 to 1 376.
Workshop addresses road deaths and driver distractions
Twenty-two people, including two children, have died after a bus veered off the Hex River Pass near De Doorns.
Another year of road carnage has been capped off with an estimated festive season death toll of 1 465.
Despite a handful of initiatives to improve road safety during the festive season, the road death toll continues to rise.
Toll operators say road deaths dropped by 75% during the 2011 festive season on the N3 highway between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele says at least 1 475 people died on South Africa's roads during the festive season.
The transport minister agrees it is unlawful to confiscate drivers' licences on the spot, but remains set on forcing reckless motorists off the road.
It might be unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped the transport minister from instructing police to confiscate the licences of traffic offenders.
At least 151 people died in road accidents over the Easter weekend, according to figures released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation.
Paramedics reported that at least 19 people died on South Africa's roads since the start of the Easter holidays on Friday.
A new national traffic police unit has been established, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Tuesday.
A total of 1 551 people were killed on the country's roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said on Tuesday.
More than 1 300 road deaths have been recorded since December 2010, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Wednesday.
The Free State provincial minister caught driving at 235km/h needs to resign immediately, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.
Over 1 100 people have died on South African roads during this festive season, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Wednesday.
Traffic officials plan to stop and search one million motorists a month in a bid to reduce road deaths, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.