Everyone in any way connected with transport is invited to register for the 39th (Virtual) Southern African Transport Conference (SATC 2021). It will be of particular interest to: municipal and provincial employees, policy and decision-makers, academics, researchers, students and professionals active in the planning, construction, manufacturing, logistics, operation and safety of passenger and freight transport, road traffic, rail, ports,maritime and aviation. End-users will also find the conference of interest.
|Monday, 5 July||Opening Session|
|1B||Urban and Public Transport|
|1E||Treasury Workshop - Public Transport and Spatial Transformation|
|Tuesday, 6 July||2A||Infrastructure|
|2B||Urban and Public Transport|
|2C||Rural Development/ Capacity Building|
|2D||Freight and Logistics|
|2E||Traffic Management, Safety and Security|
|Wednesday, 7 July||3A||8th China-Africa Transport Co-operation Forum|
|3C||Integrated Public Transport Networks|
|3D||Climate Change Workshop|
|3E||Road Safety Engineering Workshop and Traffic Engineering|
|3F||Impact of Covid-19 on Women and Small Business|
The following awards for papers presented at the conference will be announced on Monday 5 July (12h30 – 13h00):
An exhibition – a showcase for all related industries – will run concurrently with the conference from Monday to Wednesday. Organisations wishing to exhibit are requested to contact the Conference Secretariat. Registered delegates are encouraged to visit the exhibition booths at any time during the day and engage with our valued sponsors and exhibitors. There will be options to browse the virtual stands, schedule virtual meetings with exhibitors, have ad-hoc meetings and much more.
Registration is per day. This three-day virtual conference consists of an opening session, plenary and parallel sessions, including Workshops.
The conference sessions (1A – 1E, 2A – 2E and 3A - 3F) take place from 08h30 to 13h00 and delegates are welcome to move between the sessions. Please do ensure that you attend an entire session for CPD point allocation purposes (Where relevant)
Notification of cancellation received, in writing, prior to or on Friday, 2 July 2021 will be subject to a 25% handling fee and processed after the conference. Delegates may be substituted at any stage. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after 2 July 2021.
Direct deposits may be made into the following bank account and proof of payment sent to the SATC Secretariat (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please use the pro forma invoice number as reference so that the payment can be identified, and the correct delegate(s) credited:
Upon completion of your registration, you will be have the option to be directed to the secure Payfast (payment gateway) site to facilitate a card payment for the immediate settlement of your delegate registration fees. Payment can be made in all major currencies via this platform with billings being converted to ZAR (South African Rand).
The late registration fee will apply for all payments received after 10 June 2021.
A South African ID number is required for all South African Residents
If you register as a STUDENT, you are required to provide your student number.
PRESENTERS will attend at no cost on the day of their presentation. Presenters will be registered by the Conference Secretariat for the day of presentation. For attendance on other days, please register via the website.
Minister of Transport
All delegates will be directed to the main stage for each plenary address
Zolani Kgosietsile Matthews, is the Group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and he is responsible to lead, direct and manage the turnaround strategy of the organisation which is to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean passenger rail and bus service. Mr. Matthews is a seasoned professional, with a robust understanding of International and Domestic Business Strategy and an ability to operate in complex, dynamic and agile organisations. His professional track record bears witness to his focus on corporate governance, transparency, and value-based organisations. Mr. Matthews is an accomplished Harvard University Masters graduate with over 30 years of experience, he holds directorships on several listed companies where he devotes his exceptional strategic skills and his ability to provide oversight in large and small business organisations.
Organisation Development Africa (ODA)
Nico McLachlan is the Managing Director of Organisation Development Africa (ODA). The company specialises in the application of strategy and change management process in the urban mobility sector. Nico holds graduate and post graduate qualifications in political science, public management and organisational studies. He is the former independent chair and CEO of the Cape Town unicity commission and former chair of the CODATU scientific committee. Nico is a member of the advisory board of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Centre of Transport Studies. In his career, spanning more than 30 years, he has acted as Taxi Industry Transition Advisor on the Cape Town MyCiTi Phase 1 BRT project, the N2 Express BRT project and the Rea Vaya Phase 1B BRT project in Johannesburg. In 2017-18, he was appointed Country Manager for Kenya and Rwanda on the World Bank SSATP urban mobility program. Over the period 2017-19, Nico acted as Project Manager on the City of Cape Town Minibus Taxi Transport Operating Company (TOC) pilot project. The aim of this project was to improve the minibus taxi business model and to lay the foundation for the professionalisation of the minibus taxi industry. Over the period 2019/20 he also undertook the development of the second-generation public transport contract model for the city of Kigali. Nico currently acts as Senior Technical Advisor preparing the paratransit sector in the city of Kampala for participation in the planned scheduled bus and BRT systems. Nico is a contributing author to the publication Paratransit in African Cities, edited by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick and David Mfinangaand acts as guest lecturer on the UCT Centre of Transport Studies Master programme specialising in the topics of paratransit, operations and regulatory reform
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Prof. Fred Wegman, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. After his education as a civil engineer at TU Delft, Fred joined the City of Amsterdam as a transportation engineer. After that he started his career at the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research. Initially as a researcher, research manager, research director and the last fourteen years as a managing director. He combined that position with a full professor and chair Traffic Safety at Delft University. He is emeritus professor since 2014. Fred is one of the founders of the Safe System approach in road safety. Fred served in many activities of international organization and he is still acting as chairman of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group. He worked in road safety and carried out training programmes in 25 countries worldwide. He was a Thinker in Residence in South Australia. Fred is one of the founders of Delft Road Safety Courses. He was awarded a Royal Order by the King of the Netherlands: Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
International Road Federation (IRF) – Director General, Switzerland
In her capacity as Director General of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, Switzerland, Susanna Zammataro is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the organization. Established in 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all (www.irfnet.ch). Recently named as one of the 40 Most Remarkable Women in Transport by TUMI, she is the in-house expert on sustainability and responsible for the eponym programs and activities run by the IRF. These include the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure (CHANGER) and the Green Public Procurement Initiative and Innovative Practices for Greener Roads. Member of the UNECE Climate Change Expert Group on Adaptation she is also part of the UNCTAD group of experts on transport climate resilience and adaptation. Susanna is un untiring advocate for road safety. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the FIA High Level Panel on Road Safety and serving since 2012 as the Co-Chairperson of the “Safer Roads and Mobility” Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC), a global multi-stakeholder partnership whose aim is to facilitate international cooperation and to strengthen global and regional coordination. Susanna has been involved since its inception in the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) an initiative led by the World Bank and bringing together 55 top stakeholders from the transport sector. She serves currently as a Steering Committee Member and is one of the experts supporting SuM4All workstreams on data sharing, on gender and on LMICs in-country pilots. She has represented the Federation at high-level meetings all over the world. She is regularly invited to speak on a variety of topics at international fora and conferences.
South African Breweries – BU SA Director Communities
Heidi Bartis’s career as a Leader spans across five industries working in food and beverages (alcohol), private and public health care and private and public education industries, with 12 years’ experience in the alcohol industry. She is skilled in Corporate Communications Strategy, Issues and Reputation Management, Stakeholder Relations and Societal Impact. Heidi obtained a Masters Degree in Strategic Communication, Executive Education includes the Africa Directors Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practices from Henley International Business School. She has occupied senior management roles at Mediclinic Southern Africa, the Distell Group and the Western Cape Health Department. Currently, she occupies the role as BU SA Director: Communities at the South African Breweries, a proud family member of ABInBev. The focus of the Communities portfolio is on the reduction of harmful alcohol consumption aligned with the company’s Smart Drinking Beliefs and Global Smart Drinking Goals to ensure community transformation. Specific focus includes road safety aimed at curbing drinking and driving as well as UNITAR road safety training opportunities for key government road safety stakeholders in South Africa.
Take some time to become familiarwith the platform and offerings. Feel free to visit the Exhibition Booths while you wait for the programme to start
@ A Makhari Anton Paar SA, N Hawes and G Mturi, CSIR Smart Mobility and V Ojijo, CSIR Nanomaterials Industry Development Facility
@ M Smit and I Akhalwaya, CSIR Smart Mobility and F Rust, Pavement Engineering Research Consultancy
@ F Netterberg
@ HN Petrus and S Krygsman, Stellenbosch University
@ PM Du Plessis and A Breytenbach, CSIR Smart Places, I Sallie, V De Franca and M Kemp, CSIR Smart Mobility, S Russell and S Redelinghuys, SMEC
@ GJ Heyns and R Luke, University of Johannesburg
@ F Contieros ,Bentley Systems Inc. Germany and WG Allen,Bentley Systems Inc. USA
@ WG Allen,Bentley Systems Inc. USA and D Martheze, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works
@ P Donoso,L Gutiérrez and F Saavedra, Universidad de Chile, Chile and F Contiero, Bentley Systems Inc. Germany
@ WG Allen,Bentley Systems Inc. USA and F Contiero, Bentley Systems Inc. Germany
T Bole Rentel, Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA), G Fisher, S Tramberend and H vanVelthuizen, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
@ C Grobler Massachusetts Institute of Technology
@ S Twala NTSU Aviation Solutions
@ A Meredith, Avior Labs
J A Moolman, Zutari and A Baikgaki, North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management
@ E Horak, A Cromhout and T Du Toit, JG Afrika, D Van der Merwe, ScienceWare and J Maina, University of Pretoria
@ L Kemp, MP Roux and M Kemp, CSIR Smart Mobility and R Kock, Premier Mapping Africa
@ CG Papadouris,J Gerber, CJ Von Holdt and HJ Niehaus, Zutari (Pty) Ltd
WG Allen, Bentley Systems Inc. USA and F Contiero, Bentley Systems Inc. Germany
@ LS Mapamba and N Pisa, University of Johannesburg
@ NJW van Zyl, N Cheure, G Hayes and C Venter, University of Pretoria
@ AT Aruho and R Behrens, University of Cape Town, W Mitullah and A Kamau, University of Nairobi, Kenya
@ OH Mokwena, North West University, KJ Maluleke, Infra Africa Investment Holdings
@ M Dube, CSIR Smart Mobility Cluster, and V Lushaba and N Gumbi, Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)
@ IS Azege, Central University of Technology, DK Das, University of KwaZulu-Natal and B Awuzie, Central University of Technology
J Kigozi, Project Management and Engineering Consultants (PROME) Limited, Uganda
@ K Kabeya and J Coetzee, GoMetro SA
@ J deV Oberholzer, Hatch Africa
@ AJ Steenkamp, CSIR Smart Mobility, CC de Saxe, CSIR Smart Mobility and University of the Witwatersrand, F Kienhöfer, University of the Witwatersrand and L Kemp, CSIR Smart Mobility
@ CC de Saxe, CSIR Smart Mobility and University of the Witwatersrand, J van Eeden, University of Stellenbosch, A Steenkamp, SCIR Smart Mobility, O Mokone, University of Stellenbosch
@ AJ Steenkamp, K Venter, C de Saxe and L Kemp, CSIR Smart Mobility
@ JB Catterick, TR Botha and PS Els - University of Pretoria
@ C Chakamera and N Pisa, University of Johannesburg
@ A Sarjoo, , City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and D Allopi, Durban University of Technology
@ ML Kwange,PL Binda and K Muronga, CSIR Smart Mobility
@ Y Wang, SACTCC (South Africa-China Transport Co-operation Center) and Invited key officer from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Department of Transport (DoT)
@ J Grundling, SETEA(Science, Engineering & Technology and Education Association between Southern Africa and China)
Invited Chinese embassy to South Africa/or China Intelligent Transport Society, Headquarters located in Beijing
@ C Wu, Guangdong Hualu Transport Technology Co, Ltd, C Zhuang and Y Wang, International Society of the Mobile Load Simulator(ISMLS)
@ C Wu, Jiangsu Transport Institute
@ C Lukusa, Momentum Attorneys & Advisors
@ A Aucamp,Urban Traffic Control eThekwini Transport Authority, S Govender, eThekwini Municipality, M van Tonder, Zutari, J Winstanley, Online Systems CC and C Morgan, Netstar
@ LA Stolworthy, City of Cape Town, C Krogscheepers, ITS Global and C Rabe, PDG
@ BA Coetzer,SC Krygsman and T de Jong, Stellenbosch University
@ S Mhlanga and K Muronga, CSIR Smart Mobility, M Ndamase, Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport
@ MJWA Vanderschuren and L Molefe, University of Cape Town
@ R Mokoena, CSIR Smart Mobility
@ B Verhaeghe, CSIR BE
@ BK Manu and SC Krygsman, Stellenbosch University
@ R Ebrahim, MM Bruwer and SJ Andersen, Stellenbosch University
@ MM Bruwer and SJ Andersen, Stellenbosch University, W Merrick, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
@ L Sommer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa