Please note the new date for the AGM is
Wednesday 26 August 2015.

Call for Nominations for the
Board of Directors

At the AGM that will be held as a breakfast session in Pretoria on Wednesday 26 August 2015, new Board Members will be elected. You are cordially invited to nominate candidates.

The Board of Directors consists of nine members and the CEO, with an ideal split of 5 representing the private sector and 4 representing the public sector. Half of the Board retires annually (to effect renewal) and half serves a second term (to ensure continuity). The Vice President (Dr Andrew Aucamp, eThekwini Transport Authority) succeeds the President. Board Members serving a second term are Tommie Snyman (Ekurhuleni Metro), Marius Barnard (Syntell) and Ivan Reutener (RHDHV). They are hence elected by default.

Board Members that retire this year are Mike van Tonder, Aurecon, (President), Peter Sole (Transport for Cape Town), Wim Ferreira (Techso), Wilson Batista (Johannesburg Roads Agency) and Dawie Joubert (Namela).

This leaves 5 vacancies to be filled, 2 from the public sector and 3 from the private sector. To nominate a candidate for election to the ITS South Africa Board of Directors, please click here to download the nomination form. Nominations will close EoB on 19 August 2015.

Keynote Speaker at AGM

You are cordially invited to attend the AGM in Pretoria on Wednesday 26 August 2015. The keynote speaker will be internationally respected independent political analyst and commentator Daniel Silke.

Mr Silke is a renowned Futurist lecturing widely on issues surrounding global change, volatility and the future of the world. He is regarded within South Africa as one of that country’s leading political commentators and most passionate public speakers. Daniel holds a Masters degree in South African and International Politics from the University of Cape Town. In 2011, Daniel published his first major book, Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World. Daniel will give a comprehensive account of the latest economic trends from South Africa and beyond her borders to expand our knowledge of the African and global economy as he summarises developments in the USA, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Registration and breakfast is from 07:30 till 08:00 and the AGM will be from 08:00 till 09:00 with Daniel Silke as keynote presenter to follow. The meeting will conclude by about 10:00 to 10:30. There is no charge, but registration is essential.

Please click here to register.

i-Transport 2017

After the successful hosting of i-Transport 2015 under the theme “Be Moved”, preparatory work has started on hosting the next i-Transport in 2017. Members are cordially invited to suggest a theme for this event. Please send you suggestions with a sentence or so explaining the logic behind the proposed theme to paul.vorster@itssa.org.

Green Transport Workshop
Call for Presentations

Please note that the date for the Green Transport Workshop has been moved to 29 September.

Background

Transport is a significant contributor to environmental stress and it is a high priority to make transport “greener” and more sustainable.

Advances in ITS technologies, new opportunities and a deeper understanding of ITS to apply it in more integrated ways across various applications has lead to innovative measures being deployed to utilise ITS solutions to make transport more sustainable.

Aim

ITS South Africa through the ITS Center of Excellence is hosting this Green Transport Workshop demonstrating how ITS enhance "Green Roads” with the aim of meeting economic, social and mobility needs and to improve the operational efficiencies in transportation systems. The benefits to the transport system include reduced fossil fuel and air emissions, improved mobility and human health and safety, reduced life-cycle cost and increased awareness for implementing continuous improvements.

Various key categories such as surveillance, traffic control, lane management, information dissemination, form part of a sustainable transport assessment. Each of these categories plays a different role between the ITS design engineer, government spheres and road users.

Details

The workshop is scheduled for 29 September 2015 in Cape Town.

CPD

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

Call for Presentations

We cordially invite you to submit a proposal to present at this Green Transport Workshop.
Please click here to upload a topic, short abstract and the main presenter's CV.

Call for Sponsors

We cordially invite sponsors for the Green Transport Workshop. To express your interest, please click here.

ITS Training Course

ITS South Africa cordially invites officials of implementing authorities, consultants, service providers and Transportation Engineering post-graduate students to register for the ITS Training Course presented by the Stellenbosch University.

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with a working knowledge of ITS in general (including technology and communication options). Sustainable ITS implementation will be approached from a Systems Engineering perspective, with more detailed knowledge obtained in certain application areas (including freeway management systems and public transport applications). Several design tutorials and possible field visits will supplement the practical learning experience of attendees. Delegates will qualify for 5 CPD credits.

Click here to download the brochure.

Member News

Nazir Alli retiring as CEO of SANRAL

Nazir Alli’s tenure as head of the South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will end as he retires at the age of 65 in August. Mr Alli may stay on for a while longer because his last day in the office will be determined by the Minister of Transport‚ in consultation with Sanral’s board‚ subsequent to the appointment of the new CEO and a handover period.

Mr Alli has led Sanral since it came into existence in 1998. He has been at the forefront of modernising South Africa’s national road network and he has run the agency in a prudent and ethical manner with unqualified audit reports for longer than a decade.

New Member

ProData Mobility

ITS South Africa warmly welcomes Belgium-based Prodata Mobility Systems as a new member. Prodata Mobility Systems is a member of the Kapsch Group, and is a worldwide innovation leader in turn-key and tailor made solutions for the public transport sector. It has over 30 years of experience in the design, implementation, installation, maintenance and support of end-to-end solutions for the public transport sector. Prodata is represented by Mrs Ewa Szczutowska and she can be contacted at ewa.szczutowska@prodatamobility.com or visit www.prodatamobility.com

ITS Applications in the Port Environment

The recent workshop on ITS application opportunities in the ports environment resulted in animated discussion and several follow-up meetings are planned as a result. Current ITS technologies are significant benefits to ports and to this we can add new ways to customise such solutions ports.

With the planned increase in port operations in most of the terminals at the port of Durban over the next 15 and 20 years, current congestion along the roads serving these terminals both within and outside the port are expected to increase substantially, resulting in significant new opportunities to apply ITS solutions. Once demonstrated, this can be applied in other ports as well.

In addition to ITSSA members, a large contingent of colleagues from Transport, Portnet, the Transnet National Ports Authority and the Port of Durban participated.

Click here to download the presentations.

National Road Safety Advisory Council

Two well-know ITSSA colleagues have been appointed by the Minister of Transport to serve in the National Road Safety Advisory Council. They are Jan Coetzee and Eckart Kruger. Both have served multiple terms as Board Members of ITS South Africa.

In making the announcement, Minister Dipuo Peters said that as a country we have committed ourselves to the implementation of the 2011-2020 United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety. We have committed ourselves to achieve this by implementing a 365 days road safety programme focusing on 4Es of Education (in partnership with Department of Education), Engineering, Enforcement and Evaluation. We are in the process of drafting the Mid-term Road Safety Country report as required.

Click here to read the full announcement.

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