Although employers are under no obligation to transport farm workers, many farmers do provide transport. Farm workers can find it difficult to get to work because of the remote location of the farm, the lack of public transport, or the level of poverty in the rural area.
On 11 May 2017 it became illegal to transport school children in the goods compartment of any vehicle (for example the back of a bakkie). This is mainly seen as a big stride in the right direction with regards to the safety of our children on public roads. According to Regulation 50 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, no person is allowed to transport any other person in the goods compartment (back of bakkie/trailer) of a motor vehicle for reward. However there is good news for farmers who transport their employees. This regulation does not apply to a vehicle that complies with the provisions of the National Land Transport Act.