The Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) takes place from July 11 to 14 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research International Convention Centre, in Pretoria, and is attracting leading international and local speakers.
The conference will be opened on July 11 by the SATC patron, Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele, and the plenary address will be delivered by World Bank senior transport analyst Dr George Banjo.
Banjo will focus on the constraints and opportunities for Africa’s transport sector, providing the World Bank’s view on the topic.
On the first day, Deputy Minister of Transport Jeremy Cronin will be chairing a session on the role of transport in climate change, giving some insight into the upcoming seventeenth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Durban later this year.
The conference also includes an exhibition, and other topics to be covered during the four-day event are rural transport, traffic management, urban transport policy and planning, and case study presentations on the implementation of the Rea Vaya and MyCiti rapid transport projects, besides others. Also scheduled is a bitumen rubber workshop.