9-12 July 2018 • pretoria •  south africa

southern african transport conference


  • 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.

southern african transport conference