The 41st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2023

  • about us

 

  • OBJECTIVES

 

  • To provide a platform for national and international dialogue on transport as a socio-economic development priority

  • To serve as a forum for discussion and information exchange on the implementation of transport policy, strategy and technology applications for all aspects and modes of transportation

  • To foster better cooperation between and engagement of all public and private sector stakeholders so that solutions can be sought and action plans formulated

 

 

  • Status and vision

 

This is the longest running transport conference in the region. Besides the presentation of research and technology transfer papers, capacity building in the form of courses is also an important focus.

 

The SATC has always served as a forum to debate current transport related issues. In the past sessions were included to debate provincial and municipal transport issues, such as "Transport infrastructure provision," "Establishment of transport authorities" and "Transport performance indicators."

 

During discussions with the then Minister Mac Maharaj, the importance of the SATC in the transport debate was appreciated. In recognition of this fact the Minister agreed to become the Patron of the SATC. Subsequently Minister Jeff Radebe also fulfilled the role of Patron, which has no financial responsibility.

 

In conclusion, the SATC is recognised as the premier forum for the debate of current transport issues. With the cooperation of the DOT we will be able to continue this important role for the benefit of our country and our people.

 

 

  • organising committee

 

The SATC Organising Committee members are:

 

Dr Wilna Bean - University of Pretoria

Prof Roger Behrens - University of Cape Town

Mr Gerhard de Beer - Gibb

Ms Laverne Dimitrov - DBSA

Prof Hannes Grabe - University of Pretoria

Ms Gail Jennings - Independent Transportation Researcher

Prof James Maina - University of Pretoria (Chairman)

Ms Khibi Manana - Department of Transport

Mr Mac Mashiri - Gwarajena TRD

Ms Mavis Mhlanga-Mochadibane - TWIT

Mr Tebogo Mojafi - SAMSA

Dr Mathetha Mokonyama - CSIR BE

Dr Paul Nordengen - Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology Africa

Dr Pieter Pretorius - Innovative Transport Solutions

Dr Hubrecht Ribbens - Retired

Dr Bridget Ssamula - Aecom

Prof Wynand Steyn - University of Pretoria

Mr Benoit Verhaeghe - CSIR BE

Prof Alex Visser - University of Pretoria

Mr Yuchen Wang - SACTCC

Ms Jacqui Oosthuyzen - Secretariat

 

 

  • history

 

A forerunner to the SATC was an annual transport research conference organised by the National Institute for Transport and Road Research (NITRR) of the CSIR, where papers were presented revealing the progress of research in South Africa.

 

Early in 1980 a number of representatives from the leading professional institutions in transport in South Africa approached the Secretary for Transport (Mr. Adriaan Eksteen) to express their concerns about the large number of transport conferences that were being held over the full spectrum of transport in South Africa. In the discussions with Mr. Eksteen it was agreed to set up an Annual Transport Convention (ATC). Prof R A F Smith was appointed chairman of the first organising committee that consisted of members who represented the full spectrum of the transport industry in South Africa. Prof Smith was intimately involved with the NITRR research conference in 1981 and although the CSIR had overall responsibility, he was of the opinion that the research conference could be considered to be the first ATC.

 

In respect of the 1982 ATC, the National Transport Commission (NTC) agreed to meet any financial losses, which incidentally never occurred. Thereafter the NTC accepted this responsibility until 1990 when the ATC Section 21 Company was formed. In the period from 1982 to 1990 the NTC also sponsored numerous overseas visitors to the ATC.

 

Although certain amendments were made to its constitution in 1995, the Annual Transportation Convention (Association Incorporated not for profit in terms of Section 21) still has overall responsibility for the ATC (now called the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) as a result of a request from the Department of Transport in 1997). Right from the outset, the principle was adopted that the ATC fees be kept at a level to just cover costs and this has been achieved since then. The Organising Committee is of the opinion that the Conference is the best value for money of any conference held in Southern Africa.

 

 

  • who attends

 

The Southern African Transport Conference attracts 700 delegates each year. Everyone in any way connected with transport is invited but it will be of particular interest to funding agencies, municipal, provincial and national government, parastatals, policy- and decision-makers, academics, researchers, students and professionals active in the planning, construction, manufacturing, logistics, operation and safety of passenger and freight transport, road traffic, rail, maritime and aviation.

 

 

  • fees

 

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS OPENING 1 April 2022

 

Registrations are done on-line.

ID numbers (SA Residents) will be required when registering. Please bring your ID/ Passport along on the day of registration. Payment options: Electronic Bank Transfer or Credit Card (Payfast) Please ensure that payment is made before you attend the conference.

 

FEES (PER PERSON PER DAY)

R2 500 incl

R3 100 incl

R2 000 incl

R2 300 incl

R1 000 incl

R1 100 incl

R1 500 incl

R2 000 incl

Delegate Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Delegate Normal Fee (From 11 June)

Young Professionals Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) under 35

Young Professionals Normal Fee (From 11 June) under 35

Student Early Bird (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Student Normal (From 11 June)

Presenter Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Presenter Normal Fee (From 11 June)

 

 

  • final announcement and Programme

 

Click here for final Announcement & Programme.

 

 

  • CPD Accreditation

 

Continuing Professional Development Points (SAICE)

 

Registered delegates will receive 1 Point per day of attendance.

 

 

  • SATC BursaRy Scheme

 

SATC offers two prestigious bursaries per year for fulltime M or D students in transportation working on their research component. The funds will be disbursed to the university where the student is resident. The student must have been admitted for the programme.

 

The SATC bursary is a prestigious one and will not be allocated to students who also receive other bursaries.

The bursaries may be renewable depending on progress.

 

If the student is unsuccessful and does not complete the study, the bursary amount has to be repaid, with interest.

The bursaries are open to Southern African students.

The student will sign a contract stipulating the above conditions. SATC has the right to interact on the student's research programme.

 

Applications for Post-Grad bursaries for 2023 will be available in November 2022.

 

To apply for a student bursary contact:

 

SATC Secretariat

Tel: 012 804 3762

Mobile: 083 324 9622

E-mail: satc.conference@gmail.com

 

Inspirational story of SATC Bursary Student Robert Ambunda

Conference Secretariat - Jacqui Oosthuyzen

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 324 9622 | Fax: +27 (0) 86 293 7432 | Email: satc.conference@gmail.com

 

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The 41st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2023

Delegate Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Delegate Normal Fee (From 11 June)

Young Professionals Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) under 35

Young Professionals Normal Fee (From 11 June) under 35

Student Early Bird (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Student Normal (From 11 June)

Presenter Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Presenter Normal Fee (From 11 June)

R2 500 incl

 

R3 100 incl

R2 000 incl

 

R2 300 incl

 

R1 000 incl

 

R1 100 incl

R1 500 incl

 

R2 000 incl

The 41st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2023

Delegate Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Delegate Normal Fee (From 11 June)

Young Professionals Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) under 35

Young Professionals Normal Fee (From 11 June) under 35

Student Early Bird (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Student Normal (From 11 June)

Presenter Early Bird Fee (1 April to 10 June) Booked and paid

Presenter Normal Fee (From 11 June)

R2 500 incl

 

R3 100 incl

R2 000 incl

 

R2 300 incl

 

R1 000 incl

 

R1 100 incl

R1 500 incl

 

R2 000 incl

Conference Secretariat - Jacqui Oosthuyzen

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 324 9622 | Fax: +27 (0) 86 293 7432 | Email: satc.conference@gmail.com

 

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