Big Data in Transportation

Fast expanding data availability on a variety of transportation applications is bringing unprecedented opportunities. A huge amount of data is generated in this modern era through the wide utilisation of information and communications technologies. Transport practitioners and related industry are increasingly faced with performing analytics on “big data” containing millions of observations from sources such as ticketing systems, smart phones, GPS and sensors.

This short course will provide practitioners with a thorough introduction of big data as well as tools to manage and process these big datasets.

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ITS Tools to Better Enable Smarter Logistics

Freight transport forms a significant part of the overall transport systems. The workshop discussed the role ITS tools can play to better enable Smart Logistics. The meeting closed with a call on ITS South Africa to establish an Interest Group on Big Data in Transport.

National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (SIPDM) Training

One of National Treasury’s strategic objectives is to enhance and improve procurement outcomes by designing a procurement system that is better able to deliver value for money, while minimising the scope for corruption. This has resulted in the watershed publication of the National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (SIPDM), which enables the supply chain management system for infrastructure to be separated from that for general goods and services. This standard is required to be implemented by all organs of state, which are subject to the PFMA with effect from 1 July 2016, and those subject to the MFMA by 1 July 2017.

The seminar will be held over two days to enable participants to gain insights into and in-depth understanding of the practical implementation of the SIPDM.

Award for Best Action for Supporting Diversity in the ITS

An Award will be made at the ITS World Congress in Montreal for the best action taken to promote the creation of an ITRS Workforce which reflects the clients and users of the ITS being supplied. The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2017.

Skills Resources Available

All too often ITS companies express their need to access skilled people. Please see below the CVs of two colleagues that are available in the market.

Keith Mitchell is a public transport specialist with more than 30 years experience in public transport planning, operations, and management.

Braam Geldenhuys is a qualified Compliance, SHEQ, Transport and Operations Manager, with more than 20 years experience in Operations, Financial, Quality and Internal Audit Management in the Financial and IT Systems.

Ian Libenberg’s career started with developing software and hardware systems. He then joined SANRAL as Toll Technology Manager, followed by various executive positions in TETI and Efkon SA.

Oyelami Babjide is an assistant lecturer at the University of Pretoria. As a graduate student, I have other qualities to bring to the work place such as good team work, organisational skills, efficiency and I am very diligent.

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Member News

South Africa desperately needs more viable, safe and sustainable public transport. Millions of commuters make use of public transport on a daily basis, of which the majority are dependent on minibus taxis.

Putco is South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, operating 1,600 buses, employing over 4,200 people and transporting more than 230,000 commuters daily in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng, covering over 90 million km’s per annum.

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Consulting Engineering Services for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway

A contract for Consulting Engineering Services for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway has been awarded to Aurecon Cape Town.

GIBB appoints new chairperson

South African multidisciplinary engineering firm GIBB has appointed Nana Magomola chairperson. She succeeds the late Dr Don Mkhwanazi. Magomola was the former director-general in the Office of the Premier of the North West provincial government.

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Royal HaskoningDHV to review Botswana airport SEZ masterplan

Royal HaskoningDHV, together with Haskoning Botswana, has been awarded the contract to review the masterplan of the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Special Economic Zone (SSKIA-SEZ), in Gaborone, Botswana.

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Siemens to acquire public transport software solutions company

As part of its expansion plans into industry-specific software for the mobility sector, technology company, Siemens, plans to acquire HaCon – a leading international provider of planning, scheduling and information systems for public transportation, mobility and logistics.

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International Events
ITS Europe Congress Strasbourg

Hosted from 19 – 22 June 2017 in Strasbourg, the ITS European Congress is the continent’s biggest gathering of professionals working in intelligent transport.

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2nd IRF Africa Regional Congress

Africa’s quest towards development is hinged on a sound, resilient transportation system that supports safe and efficient transport of people, goods, and services. Intelligent Transport Systems is playing a critical role in promoting these objectives and ITS South Africa and the ITS Africa Working Group are supporting organisations.

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ITS World Congress Montreal

ITS America will host the 24th ITS World Congress that will be held in Montreal, Quebec, October 29 to November 2, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Congress is “Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities”.

For more information on the World Congress program, please visit our website,

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