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Transport Forum SIG : A Single Window for Freight: 1 June 2017: Hosted in Midrand with Video Conferencing link to Cape Town

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:43



“A Single Window for Freight”: Hosted in Midrand with Video Conferencing link to Cape Town

1 June 2017

This event will focus on the viability and value proposition for a Single Window for Freight in South Africa. Challenges to be distilled are for example:

  • Why would we embark on something like this?
  • Who will the stakeholders be?
  • Who will the users be?
  • Who will pay for this?
  • Etc.

The event will be divided into two sessions: 1) Morning seminar and, 2) Afternoon workshop facilitated by the Aurecon.

During the morning seminar, executives will share experience and knowledge gained from their respective fields of expertise. This session will allow for at least 100 delegates to participate. The afternoon workshop, facilitated by Aurecon, will cater for 49 delegates to deep dive the “why” and “who” for a Single Window for Freight. Subsequently, Aurecon will draft a report which will be made available to participants. It is assumed that not everybody will be participating in the afternoon workshop and those that will, will also attend the morning seminar.

During the online registration process you will be prompted for which venue (Midrand/Cape Town) you are going to attend and whether you are going to participate in the workshop as well.

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017

Time: 08h00-17h00

Venue: Midrand:
Auditorium, T-Systems, IBG, New Road, Midrand
(Click here for Map & Directions)

GPS coordinates: Latitude: -25.977280 Longitude: 28.122570

Cape Town:
Auditorium, T-Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Avanti Towers, North Block, 4 Churchill Close, Waterfront, Tygerfalls, Bellville
Click here for map and directions

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33.87402 Longitude: 18.63208

Cost: Attendance is for free but booking is essential
(Please book promptly to avoid disappointment)
(Click here to make your booking)




Registration, refreshments and networking


09h00- 09h15


Mr. Harry van Huyssteen
Transport Forum



Integration between National and Regional Freight Corridors

Mr. Malesela Makgeta
Director: Integrated Transport Corridors
Department of Transport



The ICT landscape for Innovation

Mr. Mpumi Nhlapo
Demand Generation Executive
T-Systems SA (Pty)Ltd



Transnet’s Interventions towards Connected Transport Logistics

Mr. Mmutle Lentle
Chief Information Officer
Transnet National Ports Authority



A Freight Transport System Conceptual Architecture

Prof. Beatryce Lacquet
Acting Director: Transnet Centre of Systems Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand









The Significance of Data and Visibility

Mr. Eugene van Niekerk
Business Intelligence Manager
Ctrack Fleet Management



Importance of Single Window implementation: Mozambique Experience

Mr. Abhishek Dewan
Technical Manager: Mozambique Customs Single Window Project



How a Single Window system can facilitate improved coordination at various levels between corridor participants

Prof. Alwyn Hoffman
North West University






Lunch and networking



Workshop facilitated by Aurecon



Lucky draw and closure (Winner 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



Last updated Tuesday, 30 May 2017 11:43

CPD Courses at UCT

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 14:56

Please see below the list of short courses to be offered by the EBE Faculty CPD Programme, University of Cape Town. Further information and registration details can be found attached and on the website. http://www.cpd.uct.ac.za/cpd/cpdcourses/2017


Heritage Resources Management

University of Cape Town, Department of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

Monday evenings, 8 May – 12 June 2017, Exam 19 June 2017

1.8 CPD points, ECSA validation no: UCTHRM17


This course is aimed at guiding professionals and lay people who need to engage with the local and heritage authorities; and it is designed to introduce course participants to the history and theory of architectural and urban conservation and to uncover the operation of those ideas in current conservation practice. The course aims to develop the participants’ knowledge of the principles and methods of sound conservation practice.

Course fee: R4600

Presenters: Prof Stephen Townsend and guest lecturers

Valuation for Land Reform and Expropriation

University of Cape Town and Office of the Valuer General

10 – 12 May, Birchwood Hotel Boksburg, Johannesburg

19 – 21 July, Riverside Hotel Durban North, Durban

3 CPD points, ECSA validation no: UCTVLRE17


This course is designed to equip participants with advanced skills regarding the valuation of property to be acquired by the State under the provisions of the Property Valuation Act 2014 and the new Expropriation Act. The course is offered jointly with the Office of the Valuer General. It is both theoretically rigorous and practical, providing a range of skills required for the determination of value as defined in the Property Valuation Act, and of ‘just and equitable’ compensation, as prescribed in the Constitution and the Expropriation Act.

Course fee: R8400

Presenters: A/Prof Manya Mooya

SPLUMA Implementation: Guidance for Practitioners

University of Cape Town and Dullah Omar Institute

11 – 12 May 2017, Sunnyside Park Hotel Parktown, Johannesburg

2 CPD points, ECSA validation no: UCTPSIJHB17


This course is designed to equip practitioners in the planning and legal professions, in private and government practice, to meet the challenges of implementing the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013. This Act came into effect on 1 July 2015. The Act introduces far-reaching changes to the legal and institutional framework for urban and regional planning in South Africa.

Course fee: R6600

Presenters: Adjunct A/Prof Stephen Berrisford and Prof Jaap Visser

Masters Modules available as CPD courses at UCT

Urban Infrastructure Design and Management Master Programme

Urban Transitions in the Global South: 13 – 17 March 2017

Conservation of the Built Environment Masters Programme:

Law of Conservation, Heritage Management and Development: 3 – 7 April 2017, 08h30 – 13h00

Conservation Disciplines and Practices: 3 – 7 April 2017, 14h00 – 18h00

Research Methodologies: 8 – 12 May 2017, 08h30 – 18h00

Radar and Electronic Defence Masters Programme

Mathematics for Radar and Electronic Protection: 3 – 8 April 2017

Radar Signal and Data Processing: 22 – 26 May 2017

For further information on these and other courses, please visit the website: http://www.cpd.uct.ac.za/cpd/cpdcourses/2017

For further enquiries, please contact Heidi Tait or Sandra Jemaar on tel. 021 650 5793 or email: ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za

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Heidi Tait

CPD Programme

EBE Faculty

University of Cape Town

Tel: 021 6504922

Website: www.cpd.uct.ac.za



Last updated Wednesday, 3 May 2017 12:56

Lean Management meets Lean Engineering: 22 - 24 May 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 15:02


Last updated Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:02

Road to Registration: Public Courses for 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 15:16

Please find attached the schedule for various Road to Registration Courses (Public courses) during 2017. 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.


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Last updated Tuesday, 6 December 2016 13:16

ORSSA: Opportunities and events

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:27


IFORS 2017

The 21th triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS, the umbrella organization comprising ALIO, APORS, EURO and NORAM) will take place in Québec City (Canada). IFORS 2017 will take place in the Convention Centre, conveniently located in the heart of the World Heritage city. Tourist attractions, restaurants and Québec City's nightlife are at close proximity of this meeting place which was declared the world's best convention centre in 2006.

The conference aims at bringing together operational researchers from around the globe to discuss the full spectrum of topics in OR, with a particular emphasis on the theme “OR/Analytics for a Better World”.

All researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in all branches of operational research are

invited to participate to IFORS 2017 by submitting an abstract, or organizing a session or a stream of sessions.

IFORS 2017 is an exciting international forum and a great opportunity to meet new and old friends and colleagues from all over the world!

Organizing Committee

Irène Abi-Zeid (chair)

Bernard Gendron

Angel Ruiz

Program Committee

  1. Grazia Speranza (chair)

Ahti Salo

Alberto Franco

Andres Weintraub

Bernard Fortz

Bernard Gendron

Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

Ignacio Garcia Jurado

Janny Leung

José Mario Martinez

Karla Hoffman

Luce Brotcorne

Marielle Christiansen

Natashia Boland

Peter Bell

Richard Eglese

Roger Rios

Shoshana Anily

Stefan Nickel

Svetlozar Rachev

Theodor Stewart

Important dates

Abstract Submission: From November 1st, 2016 to February 10th, 2017

Conference: July 17th-21st, 2017

We look forward to meeting you in Québec City in 2017!

IFORS June issue now available

The June issue is available from http://www.ifors.org/newsletter/ifors-news-june2016.pdf

Special Issue of INFORMS Transactions on Education

Call for Papers - INFORMS Transactions on Education. Special Issue: Field Learning Methods and Best Practices in OR/MS with guest Editor Michael F. Gorman

Field training – student educational experiences that include participation in a practical setting – with industrial partners, non-profit organizations, government agencies or in other applied settings, have great value for students of OR/MS. Combining the applied and the theoretical gives students a chance to face the challenges of using analytical techniques in the real world. Instructors wishing to use field training face several challenges, however: recruiting projects from and working with local organizations, ensuring academic rigor, and handling the vagaries of real-world client projects. The aim of this special issue is to share experiences and best practices in order to reduce the cost and improve the quality of such field work experiences for students and instructors.

Example topics for potential submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Review or survey of field-based academic courses in OR/MS
  • Detailed accounts of particularly unusual or successful field study courses or programs
  • Best practices for structuring field based coursework
  • Examples of particularly successful field-based student projects
  • Specific methods for ensuring a quality educational experience and limiting risk
  • Practical, legal and logistical issues in field based education

Authors should review the INFORMS Transactions on Education instructions on preparing a paper at: http://pubsonline.informs.org/page/ited/submission-guidelines

Papers must be submitted online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ite

The editors encourage potential authors to contact them with ideas for papers before a full submission.

  • August, 2016: Target deadline for first round of submissions
  • November 2016: First round of reviews completed, Decisions (and requests for revision, if appropriate) delivered to authors
  • February, 2017: Second round of reviews delivered to authors:
  • May 2017: Final versions of accepted papers to be submitted
  • September, 2017: Target ITED publication date

Publication Contact Information for the Special Issue Editor:

Michael F. Gorman

University of Dayton


Last updated Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:27

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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