About us

The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) exists to improve the cross-border flow of commuters and freight operators who make use of road transport.

Its function as an interstate operations agency is to reduce mobility constraints for road transport operators, in the form of regulating market access and issuing cross-border permits, while facilitating sustainable social and economic development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

The C-BRTA is proud to have remained the driving force behind the region’s cross-border business focus for more than 20 years.

Our legislative mandate

  • To improve the unimpeded flow of freight and commuters across the SADC region
  • To introduce regulated competition in respect of cross-border passenger road transport
  • To reduce operational constraints for the cross-border road transport industry as a whole
  • To maximise business opportunities and liberalise market access in respect of cross-border road freight transport
  • To empower the cross-border road transport industry by improving the safety, security, reliability, quality and efficiency of services

Strategic objectives

  • Improve institutional performance and governance
  • Improve non-financial performance reporting
  • Increase participation in border operations
  • Develop cross-border industry partnerships
  • Build entrepreneurship and capacity for SMMEs in the transport sector
  • Roll out an Industry Partnership Development Plan
  • Improve client relationship management and implement a client feedback mechanism for all services
  • Harmonise standards and procedures
  • Improve operator compliance
  • Review the C-BRTA mandate


Leading economic cross border road transport regulator


To drive an integrated African continent through excellence in cross border road transport economic regulation, law enforcement, advisory and facilitation of unimpeded flow of goods and people.


1. Accountability

    We are transparent, answerable and responsible

    2. Integrity

      We are professional, honest, fair and do not tolerate crime, fraud and corruption

      3. Reliability

      We are dependable, trustworthy and value our customers

      4. Efficiency

      We are innovative and passionate about performance

      5. Effectiveness

      We achieve our set goals and objectives with desired outcomes

      6. Social responsibility

      We seek to contribute towards the greater good of our country and continent by supporting social development and economic growth.