6 - 9 JULY 2020 • pretoria •  south africa (POSTPONED)

After much deliberation the Directors and Organising Committee have made the decision not to go ahead as planned with the 39th annual Southern African Transport Conference and Exhibition.


The SATC has always served as a forum to debate current transport related issues and we plan to remain doing just that.

We will be hosting a series of webinars that will unpack local and international perspectives on transport and Covid-19. Click here for more information. Next Webinar, 12 August 2020

Next SATC Webinar: 12 August 2020

sponsors 2020

FREE webinar: The impact of Covid-19 on freight and logistics

Covid-19 is disrupting business worldwide, and freight and logistics are the backbone of all industries. The only way to properly plan for business during the pandemic, and even after it has subsided, is to share experiences, gather as much relevant knowledge, and information as possible.


Following our successful June webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on sustainable transport and mobility, the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), together with the International Road Federation brings you another thought provoking webinar. Please join us on 12 August 2020 as we discuss:


In South Africa August is marked as "women's month" because 9 August is Women's Day. As we celebrate women during the month of August, the SATC would like to acknowledge the achievements of one of our keynote speakers, Portia Derby, who has held several executive positions in the transport sector.




  • What are the challenges facing the freight and logistics sector?
  • What steps need to be taken to overcome these challenges?
  • What type of leadership is needed?
  • Which transport innovations can help?
  • How to ensure the continuous assessment, optimisation and monitoring of the impact of Covid-19?
  • How can risk be mitigated?
  • What are the solutions to the huge delays at borders?
  • What is the impact of loss of business as freight is channelled via alternative routes that may become future permanent routes?




Portia Derby

Group Chief Executive of Transnet


Abhishek Sharma

Senior Director, Transport at TradeMark East Africa


Umberto de Pretto

International Road Transport Union (IRU) Secretary General

Thanks to our webinar sponsor:


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Please note that the 2020 Student Essay Competition continues, with a deadline extension (Please refer to attached letter).


Please see letters from our Chairman, Prof James Maina:






Brought to you by the Southern African Transport Conference in collaboration with the International Road Federation (IRF). To register your interest, email satc.conference@gmail.com.

Next SATC Conference: 5 - 9 July 2021

SATC will offer two prestigious bursaries per year. Information will be updated shortly

SATC 2021 Bursary Scheme

The annual Southern African Transport Conference is Southern Africa’s premier transport conference, bringing together over 700 transport professionals to discuss, debate and learn about relevant topics relating to the exciting world of transport.


The conference is South Africa’s longest standing transport conference and over the last 38 years it has become an important contributor to and influencer in the national debate about transport in Southern Africa.


In the build up to the conference there is a call to enter research papers, which begins in the first half of the year, with only the top papers being selected to feature at this prestigious conference. Essentially all subjects presented at the SATC are based on research papers that are strictly reviewed and selected by the Technical Committee during February and March.

The Conference is endorsed by the Department of Transport with the Minister of Transport being our honoured patron.

The Conference is also endorsed by The International Road Federation (IRF).


The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide.


Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centered on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations and policy, advocacy and training. IRF has an extensive experience in convening, leading and thriving high-level multi-stakeholders groups towards results. It is reputed in the sector for its untiring efforts to build capacity in the countries and for being a hub of knowledge, expertise and contacts. IRF has been working on road safety  for the past 70 years and has 55 years of experience in data collection and capacity building all over the world. Since 1964, the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) have been a reference tool for anyone wanting to analyze, understand and report on worldwide, regional and national trends and developments.


As a not-for-profit organisation, based in Switzerland and with a presence and network over five continents, IRF provides a neutral and global platform for the road and mobility sectors. Visit their website www.irfnet.ch

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