Upcoming Workshops

Workshop On The Road Transport Management System (RTMS)

Venue : Hilton Hotel

City/Town : Durban

Date : 26 August 2010

Starting Time : 08h30 for 09h00

Ending Time : 13h30

RSVP : ASAP

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Previous Workshops

Venue : Osner Hotel

City/Town : East London

Date : 14 April 2010

Starting Time : 08h30 for 09h00

Ending Time : 13h00

RSVP : 8 April 2010

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Workshop On The Road Transport Management System (RTMS)

Venue : TBA

City/Town : Kimberley

Date : 20 April 2010

Starting Time : 08h30 for 09h00

Ending Time : 13h00

RSVP : 16 April 2010

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Workshop On The Road Transport Management System (RTMS)

Venue : TBA

City/Town : Bloemfontein

Date : 21 April 2010

Starting Time : 08h30 for 09h00

Ending Time : 13h00

RSVP : 16 April 2010

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Industry specific

Sugar RTMS workshop

In February 2008, Sugar RTMS launched the Self Regulation/ RTMS workshop, which was sponsored by the KZN DoT. Alta Swanepoel, a private consultant who specializes in changing legislation, spoke on the Road Traffic Act and new legislation, Paul Nordengen (CSIR) showed off the new PBS vehicle and Ryan Giles from Crickmay reported on the progress the sugar industry had made during 2007. Growers, millers and hauliers from all 14 South African sugar mills attended, as well as interested parties, such as engineers and vehicle truck designers. The workshop ended with all parties visiting the Umdloti Traffic Control Centre to observe the weighing of tractors and heavy vehicles used in the sugarcane industry.

During 2009 there were five National RTMS workshops held in the following centres: Witbank, Rustenburg, Durban, Sandton and Cape Town. Following is some feedback from three of these workshops.

National RTMS

Durban (September 2009)

The Durban RTMS workshop was held at the Botanical Gardens. The venue was kindly sponsored by the Ethekweni Metro. The delegates were primarily hauliers, but there was some representation from consignors and consignees, as well as regulators and service providers to the transport industry. The presentations were well received and the panel discussion at the conclusion was of considerable value. Barney Curtis of the Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FERSARTA) provided encouraging feedback of RTMS being embraced by the stakeholders of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee (TKCMC). Adrian Van Tonder (National Marketing Manager – Barloworld Logistics) spoke of how Barloworld Logistics embraced RTMS and the subsequent implementation and benefits.

Paul Nordengen, Barney Curtis and Prasanth Mohan of DoT formally presented accreditation certificates to Alan Gordon (Unitrans Amatikulu Depo) and Richard Rauff (Unitrans Ngodwana Depo), two of the newest certified operators.


Rustenburg (August 2009)

The Akwaaba Lodge in Rustenburg provided the setting for the first RTMS workshop in the North West Province, kindly sponsored by the Bakwena N1N4 toll. The workshop enjoyed representations from a diverse range of stakeholders, especially from the Car Carriers Association of South Africa, with whom a separate meeting was held after the workshop. Attending delegates benefited from the informative presentations and more than one discussion centred on the nuts and bolts of the implementation of RTMS. All in all, another successful workshop was concluded on a positive note.


Witbank (July 2009)

The DoT funded RTMS Workshop held at the Protea Hotel Highveld in Witbank proved to be a huge success. The workshop was attended by a range of diverse stakeholders from industry, representing consignees, consignors, operators, road authorities, TRAC, the insurance industry, vehicle manufacturers, logistics consultants and the SABS. The venue and catering were kindly sponsored by SANRAL, Northern Region. Prasanth Mohan (DoT), Paul Nordengen (CSIR), Oliver Naidoo (JC Auditors) and Mbali Mahlangu (Crickmay) delivered presentations covering all perspectives of RTMS. Rocky Smith gave an impression of RTMS accreditation from an operator’s outlook. The stakeholders were given an opportunity at the end of the workshop to ask questions. There were positive sentiments echoed from all stakeholders regarding the significant benefits of embracing RTMS, although there are still some operational challenges when implementing RTMS.