ITSSA Newsletter 31 May 2019

Table of contents

•  Smart Mobility Conference Announcement
•  Gauteng Transport Authority Briefing
•  Annual Programme Updated
•  UITP World Congress
•  ITS Europe Congress
•  SA GeoTech
•  ITS World Congress
•  Member News
•  New Members

Re-imagine Mobility in the Digital Age


The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ramping up the challenges. This is true for all sectors of society and mobility is at its cutting edge. 5G connectivity is multiplying the magnitude of devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data and Cloud Computing are delivering real-time answers while machine-leaning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly hitherto unthinkable avenues to make mobility smarter and the Platform Economy introduces novel ways of connecting Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.

After successfully co-hosting the previous two i-Transport / Go Green – Go Smart Conferences, the ITSSA and UATP will again partner to host the 2020 Smart Mobility Conference and Exhibition, supported by the International Public Transport Association (UITP). The theme is Re-imagine Mobility in the Digital Age

• Please diarise 5-7 October 2020

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Gauteng Transport Authority Briefing

The Premier of Gauteng, Hon David Makhura, recently signed the Gauteng Transport Authority Act. This paves the way for the establishment of the GTA as a vital step for integrated transport planning and co-ordination of public transport operations across the province. Jack van der Merwe, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency, has been tasked by the Premier to set up th4 GTA. Jack gave a briefing on the GTA to a Members Meeting of ITSSA, highlighting the main provisions of the GTA Act.

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Annual Programme Updated

The Annual Programme has been updated. 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.

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UITP World Summit, Stockholm

On 9-12 June 2019, the international public transport community, mobility decision makers and industry suppliers will come together in Stockholm for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.



ITS European Congress, Brainport, The Netherlands

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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SA Geotech

SA GeoTech 2019 will explore geo-intelligence solutions across the entire design, construction and data value chain. It will focus on cutting-edge hardware and software technologies, information systems and solutions for planners, consultants, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, surveyors, GIS practitioners, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy. ITSSA supports this event and several ITSSA members will present and participate.

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ITS World Congress, Singapore

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

Cape Town: Getting transport back on track

Jonathan Andrews reports from Cape Town as the city prepares to undertake the second phase of its BRT expansion.

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New Members

Kentkart South Africa

Kentkart produces, with the sensitivity of a master tailor, internationally standardised intelligent transportation systems, hardware and software that are “special to the city”. The Kentkart mission is to grow by developing modern, fast, punctual, easy, and secure information technologies and systems which meet the needs and expectations of public transport operators and make journeys pleasant. Please visit Kentkart at or contact them at