The National Employers Association of South Africa is opposing the transport department’s proposed amendments to regulations, which include banning foreign drivers who do not have a valid SA Professional Drivers Permit from driving a vehicle registered in the country. Neasa explained that the amendment emanates from the violence the transport industry has been experiencing over the last number of years, allegedly due to the dissatisfaction of certain ‘terror’ organisations with the number of foreign drivers of South African vehicles. They warned that the proposed changes would force employers to immediately dismiss all foreign drivers now lawfully in their employ, which could see foreign countries adopt the same approach to SA drivers in retaliation and would cause further delays at borders.