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INVITATION: Transport Forum SIG hosted by Transnet Port Terminals in Durban on Thursday 10 May 2018 : 08h00-16h00

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 13 April 2018 11:15

 

 

“Ports Facilitating Trade and Driving Economic Growth”

The Chief Executive: Transnet Port Terminals, Ms. Nozipho Sithole

 

Ms Nozipho Sithole, the first female Chief Executive of Transnet Port Terminals was appointed in July 2017

 

Nozipho Sithole, who is Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT) first ever woman Chief Executive, a major feat for the recognition of women in this male-dominated sector.

 

Nozipho holds a number of degrees and these include a BCom and an LLB degree from the University of Witswatersrand as well as an MBA degree attained at the Milpark Business School.

                            

Being no stranger to Transnet, Nozipho joined TPT after vacating her role at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to that, she held various General Manager positions at Transnet National Ports Authority Operations, TFR’s National Command Centre as well as Iron ore and Manganese Business Unit, where she was passionately known as “The Iron Lady”.

 

An attorney by qualification, she joined Transnet as a Legal Adviser. Possessing extraordinary work ethics, Nozipho is a leader that demands high levels of accountability, proactivity, speed of delivery, discipline, teamwork, agility and quality. 

 

cordially invites you to this special Transport Forum SIG. A full day event with great presentations, panel discussions and many communication
desks staffed by professional bodies from the transport sector.

Date:

Thursday 10 May 2018

Time:

08h00-17h30

Venue:

Old Durban Airport

 

GPS coordinates:  Latitude: -29,9659   Longitude: 30,9456

Cost:

Attendance is for free but booking is essential
Please be kind to our sponsors and presenters and stay for the duration of the event
(Please book promptly to avoid disappointment)

(Click here to make your booking)

 

Note the cancellation policy to the bottom of this page

 

Agenda

08h00 - 09h00

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

 

OPENING SESSION

09h00 – 09h15

Housekeeping

Harry van Huyssteen
Custodian
Transport Forum

09h15 – 09h25

Welcome:

Ms. Nozipho Sithole
Chief Executive
Transnet Port Terminals

09h25 – 09h50

Opening address

To be confirmed

SESSION 1
09h50-
11h00

Ports Efficiency
Chair – To be confirmed

10h00 – 10h20

Transnet Port Terminals: How far have we moved in 12 Months?

Ms. Nozipho Sithole
Chief Executive
Transnet Port Terminals

10h20 – 10h40

A perspective on throughput productivity at South African Ports

Mr. Malte Kersten
Board Chairman
South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents (SAASOA)

10h40 – 11h00

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

11h00 – 11h45

TEA/COFFEE and visiting the exhibitions

SESSION 2
11h45-
13h15

The Symbiosis: Ports and our Economy
Chair: Ms. Nozipho Sithole: Chief Executive: Transnet Port Terminals

11h55 – 12h15

Projected Positive Growth in the Container and Automotive business: The impact of this on our ports and how should the transport sector react to this?

Mr. Willie Coetsee
Head of Strategy
Transnet Port Terminals

12h15 – 12h35

Stimulating the KZN Economy

Mr. Kayalethu Ngqaka
Chief Operating Officer
Dube Tradeport Corporation

12h35 – 12h55

Why Invest in KZN?

Mr. Neville Matjie
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal

12h55 – 13h15

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

13h15 – 14h15

NETWORKING LUNCH and visiting the exhibitions

SESSION 3
14h15 – 15h25

Digitization in Transport
Chair:  Ms. Makano Mosidi: Group Chief Information Officer: Transnet Limited

14h25 – 14h45

Eco-systems Centricity

Ms. Sharla Chetty
Chief Information Officer
Transnet Port Terminals

14h45 – 15h05

Connected logistics and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Ms. Adele van Tonder
Lead Enterprise Architect
T-Systems SA (Pty)Ltd

15h05 – 15h25

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

15h25 – 16h00

TEA/COFFEE and visiting the exhibitions

SESSION 4
16h00 - 17h10

Important Ethics in Transport
Chair: Ms. Katherine Bhogal: Auditor: Transnet Port Terminals

16h10 - 16h30

Ethics in Transportation

Ms. Thandi Sabelo
Executive Manager: Procurement
Transnet Port Terminals

16h30 – 16h50

To be confirmed

 

16h50 – 17h10

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

17h10 - 17h20

Closure and Lucky Draws (Winners must be present!)

The lucky draws, sponsored by Transnet, include the following:

  • Free tickets for two for a trip on the Blue Train
  • Free tickets for two on a MSC cruise


Cancellation Policy:

Please take note that a penalty fee of R570 (Including VAT) will be charged, should you book and do not attend without cancellation at least 24-hours prior to the event. Substitution is acceptable. Cancellations should be done by email to:  harryvh@transportsig.com or fax at: 086 530 6431. 

 

How to become a sponsor and get great exposure:
Download the Transport Forum Sponsorship Agreement from “Sponsorship Documentation” available under “Downloads” on the Transport Forum’s website: http://www.transportsig.com

 

Transport SIG Background:
The state-owned arivia.kom established a Transport Forum in 2005 with the main goal of enhancing the transport process in South Africa.  This necessitated the establishment of a Transport Special Interest Group within the organisation to address challenges with participants who are passionate about the transport sector. At the end of 2009, arivia.kom was acquired by T-Systems SA (Pty)Ltd who now acts as the Platinum Sponsor of the Transport Forum. 


Kind regards

 

Harry van Huyssteen

Custodian: Transport Forum

Fax: 086 530 6431

Mobile: 082 654 6736

www.transportsig.com

 

 

 


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INVITATION: Special Transport Forum SIG: Midrand: Thursday 15 March 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:10

 


“The 4th Industrial Revolution and Mobility”

Thursday 15 March 2018
08h00-16h30

 Venue:       T-Systems South Africa (Pty)Ltd
                   International Business Gateway
                   New Road
                   Midrand

                    Click here for Map & Directions

                    GPS coordinates: Latitude: -25.977280  Longitude: 28.122570
         
Cost:            Attendance is for free but booking is essential
                    Please book promptly to avoid disappointmen
t!
        

                    Click here to make your booking

Agenda

08h00 - 09h00

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

 

 

OPENING SESSION

 

09h00 – 09h15

Housekeeping

Harry van Huyssteen
Custodian
Transport Forum

 

09h15 – 09h40

Opening address: The Transformation, Modernisation and  Re-industrialisation of the Gauteng City Region

Hon Dr Ismail Vadi
MEC: Department of Roads and Transport
Gauteng Provincial Government

 

SESSION 1

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Chair – Mr Mpumi Nhlapo: T-Systems SA

 

09h45 – 10h05

Digital Transformation: What is this and how will this change our lives?

Mr Mpumi Nhlapo
Business Strategist
T-Systems South Africa (Pty)Ltd

 

10h05 – 10h25

Integrating Industry 4.0 into Transportation

Prof Saurabh Sinha
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalism
University of Johannesburg

 

10h25 – 10h45

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

 

10h45 - 11h15

Launch of Gauteng multi-functional app

Hon Dr Ismail Vadi
MEC: Department of Roads and Transport
Gauteng Provincial Government

 

11h15 – 11h45

TEA/COFFEE

 

SESSION 2

Automotive Manufacturers – What are they busy with?
Chair: Mr Winstone Jordaan - NAAMSA

 

11h45 – 12h05

NAAMSA: What they are doing and what are their expectations from authorities?

Mr Winstone Jordaan
NAAMSA

 

12h05 – 12h25

Bus Industry: What they are doing and what are their expectations from authorities?

Mr Marius Botha
Director Bus South Africa
Volvo Bus Corporation

 

12h25 – 12h45

Macroeconomic study: Impact of eMobility adoption in South Africa

Anthony Dane
Director: Change Pathways

 

12h45 – 13h05

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

 

13h05 – 13h50

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

SESSION 3

The Smart City
Chair: Mr Jack van der Merwe - CEO: Gautrain Management Agency

 

13h50 – 14h10

Demand and the Smart City

 

 

13h50 – 14h10

The Emerging Smart City Eco-system

Mr Tshepo Kgobe
Senior Executive
Gauteng Management Agency

 

14h10 – 14h300

Sensing Cities

Dr Johann Andersen
Industry Associate Professor: Intelligent Transportation Systems
Stellenbosch University

 

14h30 – 15h10

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

 

15h10 – 15h40

TEA/COFFEE

 

SESSION 4

Viva South Africa – the way forward
Chair: Mr Ronald Swartz - HOD: Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport

 

15h40 - 16h00

Does the inequality gap improve or get worse under the Industry 4.0 enabled transport system

Dr Mathetha Mokonyama
‎Competency Area Manager: Transport Systems and Operations
CSIR

 

16h00 – 16h20

eMobility emerging markets- The South African story

Ms Ashanti Mogosetsi
The United Nations Industrial Organization

 

16h20 – 16h40

Planning Policies for the New Ecosystem: Complementary philosophies for land use and transport planning

Dr Werner Heyns
Technical Director: Transport Planning, Aurecon

 

16h40 – 17h00

QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

 

17h00 - 17h10

Closure and Lucky Draws (Winners must be present!)

 

Cancellation Policy:


Please take note that a penalty fee of R570 (Including VAT) will be charged, should you book and do not attend without cancellation at least 24-hours prior to the event. Substitution is acceptable. Cancellations should be done by email to:  harryvh@transportsig.com or fax at: 086 530 6431. 

How to become a sponsor and get great exposure:


Download the Transport Forum Sponsorship Agreement from “Sponsorship Documentation” available under “Downloads” on the Transport Forum’s website: http://www.transportsig.com

Transport SIG Background:


The state-owned arivia.kom established a Transport Forum in 2005 with the main goal of enhancing the transport process in South Africa.  This necessitated the establishment of a Transport Special Interest Group within the organisation to address challenges with participants who are passionate about the transport sector. At the end of 2009, arivia.kom was acquired by T-Systems SA (Pty)Ltd who now acts as the Platinum Sponsor of the Transport Forum. 


Kind regards

Harry van Huyssteen

Custodian: Transport Forum

Fax: 086 530 6431

Mobile: 082 654 6736

www.transportsig.com

 

 


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Last updated Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:10

Road to Registration: Public Courses for 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:43

Please find attached the schedule for various Road to Registration Courses (Public courses) during 2018. Please contact Lizelle du Preez from Candidate Academy at lizelle@ally.co.za for more information and to register. Please notify Lynette at the SAIIE office if you have registered for one of the public Road to Registration Courses. SAIIE will assist SAIIE members with securing a mentor as well as the Discipline Specific Training Guidelines upon request. 


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Last updated Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:43

ORSSA Lean Analytics Meet-ups

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:36

A new type of ORSSA event – a meet-up - was launched mid-2014. Meet-ups bring people together to learn something, do something and share something. These meetings are arranged through a site called Meetup (www.meetup.com), and follow an agenda-less format developed in Seattle called Lean Coffee. The core idea is to be able to host peer discussions of between 5-10 people without necessarily requiring anyone to prepare or be in charge of the meeting itself. At the start, attendees submit topics they would like to discuss with the group. Each person then provides a short introduction to their topics, and then everyone votes on them in order to prioritise the order in which they will be discussed. The discussion then focusses on each topic in turn and runs for about 5 minutes, after which a quick visual poll is conducted to establish if the group should continue the discussion or move to the next one. This allows time to be spent on topics that people are finding the most interesting during the course of the 1.5-2 hour long meeting. This simple lightweight format provides a forum for people involved in Operations Research and Data Analytics to make contact with people who share a common curiosity and passion for the fields in which they work. Given the current hype around big data and the increasing sophistication of tools available, ORSSA decided to take advantage of the current interest in these fields by hosting and facilitating a series of meet-ups around the country. This enables people to find out about the role ORSSA plays in both academia and industry, and for ORSSA to understand and receive feedback on the issues faced by people engaged in problems which fall under its scope.

ORRSA has so far registered and launched 2 such meet-ups; in Rosebank (Jhb) and in Cape Town. They have been very well received and the networking and mentoring opportunities amongst attendees of different ages and both backgrounds are endless. The topics discussed so far have been quite varied and have included the use (or lack thereof) of different tools and technologies, issues related to client management in projects and even book recommendations. The meetings are really very cost effective since there is no venue fee and the attendees buy their own drinks and food.

We would like to invite SAIIE members to join us at these events so that many more contacts will be established in future between people who share a passion and curiosity for this field of science. So far, coffee and ideas have come together quite well! Check out http://www.meetup.com/Lean-Analytics-ORSSA-JHB/ for more info or contact David Clark (david.clark@opsi.co.za) or Angela Rademeyer (angela.rademeyer@gmail.com).

 


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