Connecting the Dots: Big Data and Cyber Security

To date, the transport focus was more on interoperability and less so on safeguarding data. With data becoming the “fuel” of transport planning and operations, transport and ITS professionals have to embrace cyber security.

Given the escalating threats, Cyber Security has therefore become an area of vital interest for transport and ITS professionals.

This poses the challenge: How do we “connect the dots” This workshop will explore the action steps towards a a framework for Transport Data and Cyber Security.

Please contact if you are willing to sponsor the event.

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Venue: The Gautrain Management Agency, Pretoria
Programme: Click here for the draft programme
Cost: Members: R1600 for ITSSA Members and R2000 for Non-members
Registration: Please click here to register.

New Board Elected

Board members concluding their term of office are: Tommie Syman (Huawei) Kersen Naidoo (Sanral), Bridget Ledwaba (Grinaker/LTA) and Wilson Batista (JRA).

Board members serving the second of a 2-year term are: Clancinah Baloyi (Intertoll), Marius Barnard (Syntell) and Ivan Reutener (RHDHV) and Bernard Oosthuizen (CoCT). Current Vice President Tony Huggett (TMT) succeeds Tommie as President.

For the four vacancies, four nominations have been received: Wilson Batista (JRA), Ashvir Harcharan (Durban), Wim Ferreira (Techso) and Kersen Naidoo (Aptymo). They are declared elected by default to serve till the AGM in 2020.

The composition of the Full Board is:

Public Sector

  • Wilson Batista – Johannesburg Roads Agency
  • Bernard Oosthuizen – TDA, City of Cape Town
  • Ashvir Harcharan – eThekwini Transport Authority

Private Sector

  • Tony Huggett (President) – TMT
  • Marius Barnard – Syntell
  • Clancinah Baloyi – Intertoll
  • Ivan Reutener – RoyalHaskoningDHV
  • Wim Ferreira – Techso
  • Kersen Naidoo – Aptymo
A big thank you to the board members that have served the industry in the preceding term and thank you in advance to the new board.

New Vice President for ITSSA

In accordance with its Articles of Association, the new board constituted after the AGM and elected Marius Barnard (Syntell) as the incoming Vice President. Congratulations and good luck to Marius.

Term of Office

Outgoing President Tommie Snyman tabled a motion at the AGM that a one-year for the President is too short to achieve objectives set by the office and proposed that it be changing to a 2-year term. The motion is discussed and accepted by the AGM.
Re-imagine Smart Mobility

The transport paradigm has evolved significantly and the last few years has seen shifts toward a search for solutions for door-to-door, the last mile, mobility as a service (MaaS), Big Data, cyber security, Smart Cities, and several more. This (r)evolution is speeding up and as industry body ITSSA is reviewing its core strategy to ensure flexibility in its approach towards addressing the multiple challenges. This process will include obtaining input from the broad membership and various stakeholder groupings.

Members will be invited through the newsletter to participate in the process.

Keynote Presentation by Coenie Vermaak, ETC

South Africa’s first electronic toll collection system has laid bare an interesting array of data since its 2010 inception. Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Coenie Vermaak discussed the “transport elephant” in the room in the keynote presentation at the AGM.

Coming Events
SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference, Durban, 9 -11 October 2019
World Road Association, Cape Town, November 5-7, 2018
ITS World Congress Singapore, 21 – 25 October 2019
15 World Congress on Transport Research, India, 26 – 31 May 2019
Member News

Aptymo (Pty) Ltd is a specialist niche technology company that provides consulting services in the following Transportation and Forestry Science areas:

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Energy Efficiency Management
  • Toll Road Management and Electronic Toll Systems
  • Smart City and IoT Applications
Contact Kersen Naidoo at

Tsibong Consulting Engineers

Tsibong is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm and project management firm dealing with mainly civil engineering, architect, infrastructure, water and sanitation. Special areas of interest are

  • Travel and Traffic Management
  • Public Transportation Management
  • Information Management.
Contact Bonginkosi Msiya at


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