The impact of disruptive transport technologies in southern Africa forms the theme for this year’s Southern African Transport Conference (SATC). The annual SATC is regarded as the region’s premier transport event, with more than 700 delegates expected to attend this year’s forum
Held from July 8 to 11 at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Convention Centre in Pretoria, the conference theme focuses on the impact of disruptive transport technologies in southern Africa.
Speakers include Dr Gustav Rohde, COO of Aurecon, a global engineering, design and infrastructure advisory company; Prof Imad Al-Qadi of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Victor Radebe, executive director at Mobility Centre For Africa and Nozipho Mdawe, COO of Transnet’s National Port Authority.
The conference is South Africa’s longest-standing transport congress. Over the past 38 years it has become an important contributor and influencer in the national debate about transport in southern Africa.
All subjects presented at the SATC are based on research papers that have been strictly reviewed and selected by the Technical Committee, with a view to providing a platform for national and international dialogue on transport as a socio-economic development priority.
Equally, the conference aims to foster better engagement and cooperation between all public and private-sector stakeholders so that solutions can be sought and action plans formulated. It also serves as a forum for discussion and information exchange on the implementation of transport policy, strategy and technology applications.