Smart Cities/Smart Transport Workshop

The “smart city” and “big data” concepts are two of the key drivers shaping the future of Intelligent Transport Systems. ITS South Africa will host a workshop on Smart Cities/Smart Transport on 23 October 2014.

To support members in obtaining points in the Continuous Professional Development process, the workshop will be registered for CPD points.

Click here to view the programme

Details
Date: 23 October 2014
Venue: Holiday In Hotel Rosebank, opposite the Gautrain Rosebank Station
Cost: R1 000 for members and R1 500 for non-members

You are cordially invited to register now

i-Transport Conference and Exhibition – Call for Abstracts

The theme for the 8th International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition is “Be Moved” and you are cordially invited to submit abstract to present at this flagship ITS event. The theme reflects both the progress made with ITS deployment and its increasing integration into mainstream transport operations and the challenges ahead to achieve smart mobility.

The plenary session of the first day of i-Transport will focus on Policy and Strategy issues the second day will see two parallel streams covering sessions on Traffic Management, Public Transport, Safety and Security and Security in Transport and Lifecycle Sustainability and Funding.

i-Transport 2015 will be hosted on the 26 and 27 May 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The venue is within easy reach from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. It offers both private and public transport access for delegates, exhibitors and visitors.

To submit an abstract and find out more visit the i-Transport 2015 website.

Election of New Board of Directors

At the AGM on 12 August, Mike van Tonder (Aurecon) was welcomed as President of the Intelligent Transport Society South Africa. He succeeds Andrew Houliston (Syntell) who steps down. Peter Filbey also stepped down as Past President.

Board members re-elected for a new one-year term for 2014-2015 to effect the transition to achieve “leap-frogging” for half of the Board to be replaced every year, are:

  • Andrew Aucamp (eThekwini Transport Authority);
  • Peter Sole (Transport for Cape Town)
  • Wilson Batista (JRA); and
  • Wim Ferreira (Techso).

Newly elected Board Members to serve a 2-year term for 2014 – 2016 are:

  • Tommie Snyman (Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality);
  • Marius Barnard (Syntell);
  • Ivan Reutener (RHDVH); and
  • Dawie Joubert (Namela).

At the Board meeting immediately following the AGM, the Board elected Andrew Aucamp as Vice President.

Congratulations and best wishes to these colleagues on behalf of the membership of ITSSA.

Annual Report

The Annual Report giving an overview of the year’s activities was presented to the meeting and approved. The report is available on the website for easy access by all members. Click here to download it.

Annual Financial Statements

A summary of the Financials was presented to the meeting with the highlights pointed out and the meeting approved the Annual Financial Statement. Click here for the summary and click here for the full AFS.

Board Charter

The Board Charter setting out the roles, responsibilities, obligations and expectations of the Board was ratified by the AGM. Click here to read the Charter.

Constitutional Changes

The Board has proposed a number of Constitutional changes.:

  • Term of office of President and Vice President be shortened to one year each, with the Vice President succeeding the President;
  • Position of Past President be abolished;
  • Exco consists of President, Vice President and CEO;
  • BoD term of office be changed to 2 years;
  • Half of the Board elected every year to “leapfrog”;
  • A transition mechanism required at this AGM to achieve overlapping terms.

The meeting adopted the changes by unanimous vote.

Keynote Presenter: Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma, MD JRA

The keynote presenter was Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma, MD of JRA. Mr Macozoma gave an overview of the JRA activities, the role of ITS and included future directions. Members can click here to download his presentation.

IRF/SARF Regional Congress

The SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa (2 – 4 September) has established itself as the flagship event for road infrastructure. It provides a balanced mix of speakers from both the private and public sectors stimulating challenging debates on the roles and performances of the respective sectors.

Click here for the programme.

3rd UATP Public Transport Congress

The African Association of Public Transport (UATP), in collaboration with the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, the Gautrain Management Agency and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) will host the 3rd UATP Congress and Exhibition of African Public Transport, in October 2014, in Johannesburg.

Click here for the brochure for the event.

Contact phindiwek@gautrain.co.za for more information.

2014 ITS World Congress

TYou are cordially reminded to register for the 2014 ITS World Congress on 7 – 11 September in Detroit. For more information go to www.itsworldcongress.org.

Note to ITSSA Members: If you plan to attend ITS World Congress, please let us know for members of the South Africa delegation to meet up with one another. Click here if you are attending.

New Members

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

ITS South Africa welcomes the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) as a member. EMM is represented by Tommie Snyman, the Metro’s head of ITS. You can contact him at tommie.snyman@ekurhuleni.gov.za

GoMetro

Another new member is GoMetro. GoMetro is a mobi-site for City Transport in South Africa. They are represented by Justin Coetzee. You can contact him at justin@gometro.co.za

Our Network