Ports Regulator of South Africa

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X54322, Durban, 4000
Physical 11th Floor, The Marine Building, 22 Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban
Tel 031 365 7800


The Ports Regulator of South Africa is comprised of members with competencies in economics, law, accounting, public management/administration who are appointed by the Minister of Transport and supported in their work by a Secretariat headed by a CEO.

The Ports Regulator of South Africa has since 2009 determined the TNPA's tariffs for port infrastructure, services and facilities towards adequate, affordable and efficient port infrastructure and services. The Regulator monitors and puts measures in place to ensure that the TNPA implements the CAPEX programme. It has introduced an incentive/disincentive programme called the Weighted Efficiency Gains from Operations (WEGO) to ensure a focus on and behavioural change by the TNPA and terminal operators in improving port operational efficiencies. WEGO has seen penalties of over R600 million on TNPA’s net profits due to inefficiencies experienced in SA ports since 2018.

The Regulator's pricing strategy is based on a user pay principle where users of infrastructure, facilities or services pay for use and/or benefit. Cross-subsidies and discounts are introduced in terms of the Port Tariff Incentive Programme or Discounts schemes in the tariff book, which are in line with government’s strategic objectives and are supported by port users.

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