Members Meeting:Briefing on the Gauteng Transport Authority


The Gauteng Transport Authority Bill was recently adopted by the Provincial Legislature as a vital step for integrated transport planning and co-ordination of public transport operations across the province.

The Transport Authority will cover the Gauteng City Region, involving the provincial department of roads and transport and municipal transport administrations.

The Gauteng Transport Authority – currently in the process of being legally established – will co-ordinate the planning, integration and enforcement of public transport operations in the province.

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe has been appointed for an initial period of six month to steer the establishment of the Gauteng Transport Authority (GTA). Jack will do a briefing on the envisaged operations of the GTA at a Members Meeting on Tuesday 28 May 2019. Be sure not to miss out on this important information. Attendance is free, but booking is essential due to limited seating.

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Public Transport option: The GMA is diagonally across the street from the Midrand Station

Venue: GMA Boardroom, 3rd Floor

Address: 44 Grand Central BLVD, Grand Central, Midrand, 1682

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ITSSA Newsletter 18 April 2019

Table of contents
• Congestion Mitigation
• Annual Programme
• Mobile Payments – Future Trends
• TS Europe Congress
• ITS World Congress
• Member News


Taking steps to mitigate congestion

Congestion is a serious challenge negatively affecting the movement of people, goods and services. It has a negative impact on productivity, quality of life, increases road safety risks and contributes to the already negative carbon footprint of the transport sector.  To share knowledge towards a more integrated approach by diverse stakeholders, ITSSA hosted a workshop on “Taking Steps to Mitigate Congestion.” It was hosted at FNB and sponsored by the Western Cape Provincial Government. A Working Group has been established to formulate follow-up actions and will be reported on as progress is made.
• Click here to access the presentations.


Annual Programme

There are exciting knowledge-sharing and capacity-building events on the Annual Programme of ITS South Africa. Please use the link below to access the annual programme and to diarise those events most relevant to you:  View the programme


Mobile Payments – Future Trends

Improving public transport is an absolute priority and payment systems are central to this. While the respective transport authorities and system operators are engaged in bedding down the EMV payment system and working towards interoperability, on the other hand we need to prepare for the NextGen of future payment systems. The provisional date is 16 October 2019.
• If you are interested to present on this topic, please send an expression of interest with a short abstract –click here.   
• If you are interest in hosting or sponsoring this event, please click here.


ITS Europe Congress

If you are interested in the future of mobility, then the ITS European Congress is an unmissable opportunity to join important discussions, share your knowledge and learn about the latest technologies and policy developments in Europe.
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ITS World Congress

Themed "Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities", the 26thIntelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore promises an unparalleled technical programme and demonstration showcase as well as technical tours that encompass an extensive range of transport modes.
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Member News

Research project a purpose and calling says national competition winner

"Winning this competition is an affirmation that I didn't make a mistake – it is a nice pat on the back," says Thabani Mtsi, Matie civil engineering student who won the SAICE National IP Showdown held on 7 March this year. The competition, hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, selects the best undergraduate project amongst final-year civil engineering students from the top six universities in South Africa. The topic of his winning final-year project was Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Model for the Stellenbosch Student Population.


Cape Town to install CCTV, IoT sensors at public transport interchanges

Investment in CCTV and IoT across Cape Town is hoped to increase safety and improve passenger experience through monitoring queue lengths and waiting times at taxi and bus ranks. 

Programme of Coming Events

A number of excellent capacity-building and knowledge-sharing event will be hosted during the year. Please diarise the events of interest and plan to participate.

For ease of reference we include some external events as well.

Click here to download the Annual Programme of Events.

National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code

The Department of Transport and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) published the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code (NRTLEC) in Government Gazette No. 42230 of 15 February 2019.

Section 32 of the RTMC Act, 20 of 1999 requires that the RTMC develops the Code and publish it for comment.

Gazette is available at

ITS South Africa is preparing a submission to the RTMC.

20th Annual Road Traffic and Transport Legislation Workshop

The Twentieth Annual Road Traffic and Transport Legislation Workshop will be hosted on the following dates

    21 May 2019 - Stellenbosch (Protea Hotel, Techno Park)
    23 May 2019 - Durban (Garden Court, Marine Parade)
    6 June 2019 - Pretoria (CSIR)


Member News

GFIP a means to unlock economic growth

The objective of the multi-phase Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was, and still is, to develop a sustainable and self-funded upgrade and expansion programme for the main Gauteng freeway network. The GFIP utilises the user pays principle to collect fees in order to service the repayment of funding raised to develop the project. However, due to low compliance, SANRAL is not currently continuing with the next phases of the project.

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CT motorists with outstanding traffic fines warned

The City of Cape Town is revving up efforts to track down drivers with outstanding traffic fines and warrants. The City’s Traffic Service has had more operational resources to deployed under its Operation Reclaim.

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SANRAL Launches Technical Innovation Hub

DURBAN – In rising to the challenge of rapidly evolving Smart Road Technologies and global innovation, SANRAL has established the Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) which is driven from the Western Region Office in Cape Town.

Although not a physical space, the TIH can be likened to a think tank of young intellectuals, mentored by senior professional engineers, and inspired by the possibilities that exist when technology is harnessed to improve lives and promote progressive development in transport.

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Flx, South Africa, one of the finalists for Factory1 Accellerator

Flx is a platform that can organise the transport of commuters that work at the same company. The platform allows to supplement public transport with private or shared transit solutions. Flx provides this service as a „Software as a Service“ platform.

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This is why Capetonians are spending so long stuck in traffic

Population growth and a deteriorating train service were among the reasons Capetonians gave for the lengthy periods of time they were stuck in traffic in 2018, the City of Cape Town said.

Purchase told News24 a multi-pronged approach was required to address traffic congestion because new roads would not alleviate the problem on its own.

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TSA Traffic Signals & Accessories