September Newsletter

New Board Elected
At the AGM a new Board of Directors was elected. The President is Tommie Snyman (Huawei), Vice President is Tony Huggett (TMT). Board Members serving the second of a 2-year term are Bridget Ledwaba (Grinaker-LTA), Wilson Batista (JRA) and Kersen Naidoo (SANRAL). Newly elected members are Marius Barnard (Syntell), Bernard Oosthuizen City of Cape Town), Clancinah Baloyi (Intertoll) and Ivan Reutener (Royal Haskoning DHV).

Board Members that have stepped down are Wim Ferreira (Techso), Patrick Moodley (Siemens) and Glen Pillay (Traffic Signals Accessories).

A big “thank you” to the new and the past Board Members for their valuable service to the ITS Industry. A special word of thanks to Wim Ferreira (Techso) for his service as Past President.

AGM documents can be accessed on the website:

Call for Abstracts
Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition
You are cordially invited to submit abstrcts to do a presentation at the i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition. The “Go Green – Go Smart” Confex is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP and is supported by ITS Africa on 13 – 15 June 2018 at Gallagher.

The theme is “Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems – Aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning.”

After receiving requests, the deadline for abstracts gas been extended to 15 November 2017.

Book your Stand
The “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference and Exhibition – hosted by ITS South Africa, the UATP and ITS Africa ion 13 – 15 June 2018 – invites you to book exhibition space. This is the premier event for ITS and Public Transport. Be sure to benefit from the opportunities!

Using ITS Tools to Save Lives
ITS South Africa hosted a strategic conversation in Cape Town on applying ITS Strategies and Systems to help save lives in pursuit of the objectives of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Globally more than 3 000 deaths occur each day a result of a road traffic collision, with a high percentage of this in South Africa.

In a recent report by the RTMC, it was calculated that the cost of crashes in South Africa (just in monetary terms) amounted to an estimated R142.95 billion – equating 3.4 per cent of GDP.

If all crashes are taken into consideration (from fatal to damage only) the number of crashes add up to 832 431 such incidents, with 1 708 414 people directly affected.

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Non-Motorised Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa
The Centre for Transport Studies at UCT and its collaborators in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi announce the launch of this book. This book will be a key text for practitioners and policy makers working in planning, transport policy and urban development in Africa, as well as students and scholars of African studies, development studies, urban geography, transport studies and sustainable development.

Member News
Smart solution for the bus market

ITS South Africa member ICT company Huawei says every year the economic losses caused by traffic congestion account for nearly 2% of the global GDP. Traffic congestion and vehicle accidents plague cities around the world. A lack of ‘smart’ transportation management methods and regular road maintenance is to blame for many of these problems.

The ITS solution for buses is the first in Huawei’s ITS portfolio to be launched in South Africa. Other solutions will cater to taxis, trains, BRT and other forms of public transport.

New Members
ITS South Africa is proud to welcome the new member below.


ITS South Africa is proud to welcome Aveng-Grinaker-LTA as a new member. Aveng Grinaker-LTA is a multi-disciplinary construction and engineering group that delivers landmark projects. The company combines African roots – and a proud South African heritage going back 117 years – with an unwavering commitment to world-class safety and quality. Its expertise in building, civil engineering, roads, earthworks, concrete, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical is delivered through focused business units acting in synergy. They are represented by Bridget Ledwaba. Contact here at and visit