i-Transport and UATP Conference and Exhibition: “Future of Public Transport: Go Green/Go Smart” will be co-hosted by ITS South Africa, the UATP and ITS Africa.
ITS South Africa
Operating as industry representative body since 2001, ITSSA combines its 500-odd members from the public and the private sector into the premier network to promote ITS knowledge-sharing, build capacity and support skills transfer, lobby with stakeholders to develop ITS-related policies and procedures and to create opportunities where buyers and sellers can mutually benefit
UATP – the Africa Division of UITP
UATP gathers professionals in the field of public transport of persons and goods, by road, rail and water in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Created on 15 November 2002 in Lomé (Togo), the association’s registered office is in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
- An African network of public transport professionals
- A reference for the sector
- An African forum on Transport policy
- The spokesperson of public transport in Africa
- The Africa Division of UITP (International Association of Public Transport)
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is a member and has an established UATP Liaison Office in Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), to promote integrated transport solutions, improve transport efficiencies, promote public transport and transformation of the sector, to create a platform for networking and capacity building and training of professionals in public transport, and to encourage public transport and transport development of knowledge and benchmarks, in Gauteng, nationally and continent-wide. The CEO of GMA, Mr Jack van der Merwe, is the Honorary President for UATP, and is a member of the Policy Board of UITP.
Africa is experiencing big investments in infrastructure and especially public transport projects and is also a fast-growing market for ITS deployment. To support ITS deployment in Africa and to help build capacity and encourage a coordinated enabling environment, ITS Africa was established by its three Founding Members of ITS Ethiopia, ITS Nigeria and ITS South Africa. Its core strategy is to help establish National ITS Associations in fellow Africa countries.