Be Moved - Smart Cities/Smart Mobility
i-Transport 26-27 May 2015

Please diarise 26-17 May 2015 for the biennial International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition. This is ITS South Africa’s premier event for benchmarking, sharing information, building new capacity, energizing colleagues and networking with industry stakeholders and, as the saying goes "the business of business is business." i-Transport will be hosted at Gallagher, Midrand and the umbrella theme for 2015 is "Be Moved – Smart Cities/Smart Mobility."

Day one will be a plenary with the focus on issues of policy and strategy. Building on the plenary, day two will have two parallel sessions linking the theme “Be Moved” to the clarion call for ITS to “leverage smart cities/smart mobility”. Session one will be titled “Connected Traveller” and Session two will be titled “Connected Operations”.

  • You are also cordially invited to be a sponsor at this premier ITS event. Please click here for more information.
  • To make use of the marketing opportunities and exhibit, please click here for more information.
  • Click here to view the draft programme.

Feedback on Members Meeting on National ITS Standards

A Member Meeting was held on 5 February to discuss the process to develop national ITS standards and to encourage interoperability. A Working Group was established to discuss priority areas and the find synergies in developing standards.

Coming Events

As pat of ITSSA’s “Smart Cities/Smart Mobility” strategic thrust, preparations are underway for two workshops. Please diarise these events and watch for the call for presentations that will follow soon.

  • ITS in a Port Environment – 24 June
  • ITS and Green Transport – 9 September

Member News

Cut costs by optimising first time deliveries with AfriGIS Search

Prominent courier and delivery companies are using AfriGIS Search, powered by IntiendoLS, to capture and validate correct addresses for optimal first time deliveries.
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Royal HaskoningDHV appoints new MD

International consulting engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) has appointed Salani Sithole as South African MD, effective March 1. Sithole has been with the company for six years and, prior to joining RHDHV, held various positions in engineering consulting, municipal, power and rail.
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Best Female Employee within Transport in Government

Chantal Greenwood, manager of automated fare collection at TCT, received the Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 in the category: Best Female Employee within Transport in Government, nationally, from the Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters.

Greenwood is responsible for the management and technical implementation of the electronic and intelligent transport systems (ITS) related to the MyCiTi service, in particular the automated fare collection and public transport management systems such as advanced vehicle tracking, schedule planning and real-time passenger information.
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Chantal Greenwood, manager of automated fare collection at TCT

Digicore wins ‘Management of Technology’ Top 100 Award

Vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions company DigiCore, with its Ctrack product range, recently won the Management of Technology Award in the Large Enterprise category at the Technology Top 100 Awards.

“The programme is an effective vehicle for achieving growth and innovation advancement in our country. We demonstrated that our ability to keep track of new trends and changes in the vehicle tracking industry has put Ctrack at the forefront of our market”, said Deon du Rand, Ctrack’s CTO.
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Cape Town’s MyCiTi route wins award

A section of Cape Town’s MyCiTi infrastructure, which aims to link residents with economic and recreational hubs through public transport, has been recognised with the 2014 SAICE regional award for technical excellence in civil engineering.

The infrastructure along Blaauwberg and Potsdam roads in Cape Town, which links the areas of Dunoon, Killarney and Table View with the City Bowl, Camps Bay and Sea Point, won the Western Cape award.
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Aurecon bolsters executive committee

To bolster market growth, international consulting group Aurecon has expanded its executive committee to 12 members through the promotion of four key executives.

As part of this strategy, Aurecon global CEO Giam Swiegers appointed Geoff Linke as infrastructure MD; Clive Ross as advisory and asset management MD; James Bennett as built environment MD and Glenn Hooper as energy and resources MD.

Swiegers noted that these promotions supported the company’s focus on client centricity and market growth. “These are four very senior executives who will have a significant impact on Aurecon’s success.”

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