Invitation to the AGM

Members and Friends of ITS South Africa are cordially invited to attend the AGM as a breakfast session in Pretoria on Tuesday 12 August 2014. The keynote speaker will be Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma, MD of the Johannesburg Roads Agency.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

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Registration closes end of business 7 August 2014

Call for Nomination for Board Members

The deadline to submit nominations is at close of business on Tuesday 5 August 2014.

The Board consists of 9 members with 5 representing the private sector and 4 the public sector. With Mike van Tonder (Aurecon) succeeding Andrew Houliston (Syntell) as President, there are 8 vacancies in terms of the proposed changes to the Articles of Association. One of the changes is to “leapfrog” with half of the Board being newly elected every year for a 2-year term to ensure a balance between continuity and renewal. The Board has therefore requested 4 members to make themselves available for re-election for a 1-year term to phase in the transition (see the proposed changes to the Articles of Association for more detail and the motivation.)
Please Click here for the nomination form

AGM Documentation

For a map to venue, please click here.

Proud Sponsors of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

ITS Experience and Skills Survey

The ITS Industry has grown exponentially over the past decade. The number of tenders announced weekly in the ITSSA Tender Alert is a clear indication of the significant volume of work.

To sustain growth and deliver the scope and quality of ITS services required to support economic growth and improve mobility there is a clear need for an appropriately skilled pool of ITS practitioners, both in terms of experience and qualifications.

To assist with assessing the experience and skills profile and review our ITS capacity-building strategy, please complete the very short and completely anonymous survey below.

The survey will require 2 minutes at most. In appreciation for completing the survey, you may be the lucky winner of a R500 gift voucher.

To maintain the anonymity, you’ll be asked to enter the lucky draw by entering your e-mail into a separate list to ensure there’s no link between responses and the names entered for the draw.

Click here for survey.

Call for abstracts: Workshop on Smart Cities/Smart Transport

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.

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to do a presentation at the Smart Cities/Smart Transport workshop. Presentations must focus on problem solving, innovation and smarter ways of planning, developing, managing, integrating transport in the context of Smart Cities and Big Data and must NOT be a company or product promotion.

Proposals will be submitted online by not later than 31 July 2014 and must include:

  • A brief CV of the main presenter in 150 – 200 words, but not more;
  • An abstract of 200 – 250 words, but not more;

Should your proposal be accepted you will be required in the summary slide(s) of your presentation to reflect on how what you are presenting will contribute towards Smart Cities/Smart Transport in South Africa and on what the policy, institutional, skills development and other implications or other requirements are.

Click here to submit an abstract.

Course on Traffic Signal Design and Optimisation

Dr John Sampson will be presenting a Traffic Signal design and optimisation with special emphasis on BRT course in Gauteng on 30 and 31 July 2014. Delegates attending this course will learn about the critical importance of proper traffic signal design and optimization, especially if the additional complications of Bus Rapid Transit lanes are considered. Click here for more information.

Membership Renewal

At the end of the current year of operations and with today being the financial year-end, it is a privilege to thank all of our members for your valued support and participation during the preceding 12 months. This ITS Industry in South Africa continues to grow year-on-year. During an assessment of size of the local ITS Industry as part of Frost&Sullivan’s global market assessment, we concluded that ITS spending is in the region of ZAR 15 billion in a 3-year budget cycle.

We trust that the frequent ITSSA Tender Alert circulated to members is a valuable membership benefit and is helping you to attract more tender proposals or to capture your desired market share!

With the ITS Financial Year starting on 1 July, the Board of Directors approved a 6% increase in membership fees. Invoices for the 2014-2015 financial year will be issued shortly and as before we will offer a 5% early payment discount.

African Forum for Municipal Financial Sustainability

Now in its second year, the Syntell Sustainability Forum brings together municipal decision makers from all aspects of local government, municipalities, utilities and road traffic authorities under one roof to explore the latest technologies and approaches to revenue collection, reducing inefficiency and costs, as well as non-collectable debt.

www.sustainability2014.co.za

2014 ITS World Congress

You are cordially reminded to register for the 2014 ITS World Congress 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.

Better Roads – Moving Africa

The SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa 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.

In the next five years both National and Provincial governments will be investing heavily in upgrading and building new roads, bridges and traffic management systems providing major opportunities for growth across all sectors. This 5th edition of the SARF/IRF Regional Conference will provide a unique platform to discuss developments in the entire African region.

Click here for the programme

UITP 2015: Call for Abstracts

Public transport is called upon to change, both from the inside and in relation to the external trends affecting its socio-economic environment. On the one hand, public transport must perform better, be more efficient, answer changing expectations, be more customer-oriented and adopt a business-oriented approach. On the other, it can contribute to jobs and growth, make cities more competitive, attract investors, reduce congestion, and be the natural leader of urban mobility integration… Ambitious but realistic challenges are reflected in the slogan of Milan 2015: "SMILE in the city", where “smile” is the acronym of five keywords directly related to these challenges and to UITP’s Grow strategy of doubling the market share of public transport by 2025 compared to 2005.

Click here to read more.

Member News
Aurecon
ITSSA member, engineering and management group Aurecon South Africa, has appointed former Public Works deputy director-general (DDG) Dr Lulu Gwagwa chairperson. Read More.


City of Cape Town
Transport for Cape Town, a member of ITSSA, features prominently in City of Cape Town capital budget. The City of Cape Town has consistently achieved the highest levels of capital expenditure in South Africa as part of its commitment to infrastructure-led growth. Read More.


Kapsch
ITSSA member Kapsch CarrierCom announced the acquisition of Prodata Mobility Systems NV, a division of Prodata Technology Group headquartered in Belgium. By integrating the company into its organisation, Kapsch CarrierCom will make a big leap towards its goal of providing end-to-end technology solutions for public transport operators. Read More.


New Member

ITS South Africa welcomes Durban-based Q-Free Africa as a new member. Q-Free is a leading global supplier of Road User Charging (RUC) and Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) solutions. Main application areas of the company’s portfolio include Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) or road financing, congestion charging, truck tolling, law enforcement and parking/access control. Q-Free Africa is represented by Ambigay Hemetsberger. You can contact her on qfreeafrica.@mweb.co.za

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