Briefing on Preferential Procurement Regulations

National Treasury has published in the Government Gazette the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017. One of the changes is to apply the 80/20 preferential points system to bids between R30 000 and R50 million. A large percentage of typical ITS tenders fall in this value category. There are also a number of other changes. The Regulations take effect on 1 April 2017.

ITSSA is hosting a breakfast briefing session to explain the new Regulations. It will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017 at a venue TBC in Pretoria. Adv Johann Laubscher of Techso, a specialist in legal and SCM issues affecting ITS, will conduct the briefing.

Registrations close on Tuesday 25 April.

Training and Capacity-building Opportunities for Members

The ITS industry is changing at just about the speed of light. Keeping up to date with developments requires that we take active steps to participate in workshops and seminars. ITS South Africa is proud to invite members to participate in the events below – and to earn CPD points as a bonus.

Please diarise the topics/events of most interest to you, and watch the ITSSA Newsletters for4 updates.

For the respective events, we cordially invite you to:

  • Volunteer as an event sponsor;
  • Offer to host the event at your premises;
  • Submit an abstract to present at the workshop.

Annual Programme

ITSSA Members Meeting: New Preferential Procurement Regulations

4 May 2017, Pretoria

ITSSA Workshop: How can ITS Tools Better Enable Smart Logistics

24 May 2017, Gauteng

Training Seminar: Big Data

12 – 15 June 2017, Stellenbosch University

Post Grad Module: Intelligent Transport Systems

14 – 18 August 2017, Stellenbosch University

Annual General Meeting

24 August 2017, Pretoria

(Note: No fee, but registration is essential)

ITSSA Workshop: Road Safety Challenges: Using ITS Solutions to Help Save Lives

20 – 21 September 2017, Cape Town

ITSS Workshop: ITS Pilot Projects in the Maritime Environment

25 October 2017, Durban

ITSS Workshop: Mobile Payments – Future Trends

15 November 2017, Gauteng

Cyber Security in the Transport Sector

Feb 2018

Smart City Initiatives

March 2018

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.

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,

UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal

The theme of the new Global Public Transport Summit (previously known as the UITP World Congress & Exhibition) is “Lead the TRANSITion”. It is hosted on 15 – 17 may 2017 in Montreal.

TSA Traffic Signals & Accessories