Now in its 37th year, the 2018 South African Transport Conference (SATC) looks set to attract nearly 700 delegates from the public and private transport sectors.
Among the various presentations scheduled to take place at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Convention Centre, in Pretoria, between July 9 and 12, the conference organisers have secured three prominent plenary speakers.
Speaking on July 9 (between 9:20 and 10:00) is Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). During his keynote address, Macozoma will discuss the topic: The Road Construction Sector’s Contribution to the Transport Future that we Desire. This will detail how South Africa, as a developing nation, can harness the advances made in first-world mobility trends before integrating them with our unique spatial reality and mobility demands.
On July 10 (between 08:30 and 09:25), Robert Cervero, professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the topic: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for Sustainable, Efficient and Equitable Urban Futures.
Socially inclusive TOD and transport initiatives are critically important to ensure shared prosperity, and for complete, affordable communities to emerge. Cervero will share experiences from London, San Francisco and Bogota where socially inclusive TOD has been successful.
Finally, on July 11 (between 08:30 and 09:25), Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways, will discuss the topic: The Role of Air Transport in the Strategic Development Mix of South Africa. He will unpack the role that air transport and its networks play in the continent’s critically important intra-Africa trade-facilitation efforts.