The 40th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2022

Incorporating the 3rd Regional Seminar on Weigh-In-Motion

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  • programme & speakers


  • provisional programme


  • We are excited to share the programme for the virtual Southern African Transport Conference and Exhibition.
  • The event will run from 5 to 7 July.
  • On-line registrations will open on 3 May.
  • Each day’s proceedings will officially start at 08h30 and end at 13h00
  • The virtual exhibition booths may be visited at any time during the day and will be open from 08h00 to 13h30 each day.
  • The networking lounge will also be open during each day from 08h00 to 13h30.
  • The presentation by the Minister of Transport as well as the plenary speakers, will be on the virtual main stage.
  • Delegates are welcome to session hop between the parallel sessions during each day.
  • The detailed programme will be available on 3 May.


  • Speakers:

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Mr Zolani Matthews



Zolani Kgosietsile Matthews, is the Group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and he is responsible to lead, direct and manage the turnaround strategy of the organisation which is to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean passenger rail and bus service. Mr. Matthews is a seasoned professional, with a robust understanding of International and Domestic Business Strategy and an ability to operate in complex, dynamic and agile organisations.  His professional track record bears witness to his focus on corporate governance, transparency, and value-based organisations.


Mr. Matthews is an accomplished Harvard University Masters graduate with over 30 years of experience, he holds directorships on several listed companies where he devotes his exceptional strategic skills and his ability to provide oversight in large and small business organisations.

Mr Nico McLachlan

Organisation Development Africa (ODA)


Nico McLachlan is the Managing Director of Organisation Development Africa (ODA). The company specialises in the application of strategy and change management process in the urban mobility sector. Nico holds graduate and post graduate qualifications in political science, public management and organisational studies. He is the former independent chair and CEO of the Cape Town unicity commission and former chair of the CODATU scientific committee. Nico is a member of the advisory board of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Centre of Transport Studies.


In his career, spanning more than 30 years, he has acted as Taxi Industry Transition Advisor on the Cape Town MyCiTi Phase 1 BRT project, the N2 Express BRT project and the Rea Vaya Phase 1B BRT project in Johannesburg.


In 2017-18, he was appointed Country Manager for Kenya and Rwanda on the World Bank SSATP urban mobility program. Over the period 2017-19, Nico acted as Project Manager on the City of Cape Town Minibus Taxi Transport Operating Company (TOC) pilot project. The aim of this project was to improve the minibus taxi business model and to lay the foundation for the professionalisation of the minibus taxi industry.


Over the period 2019/20 he also undertook the development of the second-generation public transport contract model for the city of Kigali. Nico currently acts as Senior Technical Advisor preparing the paratransit sector in the city of Kampala for participation in the planned scheduled bus and BRT systems.


Nico is a contributing author to the publication Paratransit in African Cities, edited by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick and David Mfinanga and acts as guest lecturer on the UCT Centre of Transport Studies Master programme specialising in the topics of paratransit, operations and regulatory reform.

Prof Fred Wegman

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Prof. Fred Wegman, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. After his education as a civil engineer at TU Delft, Fred joined the City of Amsterdam as a transportation engineer. After that he started his career at the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research. Initially as a researcher, research manager, research director and the last fourteen years as a managing director. He combined that position with a full professor and chair Traffic Safety at Delft University. He is emeritus professor since 2014. Fred is one of the founders of the Safe System approach in road safety. Fred served in many activities of international organization and he is still acting as chairman of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group. He worked in road safety and carried out training programmes in 25 countries worldwide. He was a Thinker in Residence in South Australia. Fred is one of the founders of Delft Road Safety Courses. He was awarded a Royal Order by the King of the Netherlands: Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Ms Susanna Zammataro

International Road Federation (IRF) – Director General, Switzerland


In her capacity as Director General of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, Switzerland, Susanna Zammataro is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the organization. Established in 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 (

Recently named as one of the 40 Most Remarkable Women in Transport by TUMI, she is the in-house expert on sustainability and responsible for the eponym programs and activities run by the IRF. These include the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure (CHANGER) and the Green Public Procurement Initiative and Innovative Practices for Greener Roads. Member of the UNECE Climate Change Expert Group on Adaptation she is also part of the UNCTAD group of experts on transport climate resilience and adaptation.


Susanna is an untiring advocate for road safety. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the FIA High Level Panel on Road Safety and serving since 2012 as the Co-Chairperson of the “Safer Roads and Mobility” Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC), a global multi-stakeholder partnership whose aim is to facilitate international cooperation and to strengthen global and regional coordination.


Susanna has been involved since its inception in the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) an initiative led by the World Bank and bringing together 55 top stakeholders from the transport sector. She serves currently as a Steering Committee Member and is one of the experts supporting SuM4All workstreams on data sharing, on gender and on LMICs in-country pilots.


She has represented the Federation at high-level meetings all over the world. She is regularly invited to speak on a variety of topics at international fora and conferences.

Ms Heidi Bartis

South African Breweries – BU SA Director Communities


Heidi Bartis’s career as a Leader spans across five industries working in food and beverages (alcohol), private and public health care and private and public education industries, with 12 years’ experience in the alcohol industry. She is skilled in Corporate Communications Strategy, Issues and Reputation Management, Stakeholder Relations and Societal Impact.


Heidi obtained a Masters Degree in Strategic Communication, Executive Education includes the Africa Directors Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practices from Henley International Business School. She has occupied senior management roles at Mediclinic Southern Africa, the Distell Group and the Western Cape Health Department.


Currently, she occupies the role as BU SA Director: Communities at the South African Breweries, a proud family member of ABInBev. The focus of the Communities portfolio is on the reduction of harmful alcohol consumption aligned with the company’s Smart Drinking Beliefs and Global Smart Drinking Goals to ensure community transformation. Specific focus includes road safety aimed at curbing drinking and driving as well as UNITAR road safety training opportunities for key government road safety stakeholders in South Africa.

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The 40th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2022

The 40th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 2022

Conference Secretariat - Jacqui Oosthuyzen

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