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BESTUFS II national seminar in South Africa




06th March 2008


CSIR International Convention Centre,
Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria


The FIFA World Cup 2010 is bound to be a very exciting time for all South Africans. However, over and above all the euphoria the planning behind an event of this magnitude should never be underestimated, none more so than the planning of urban freight. The CSIR in collaboration with Arivia.kom’s Transport forum hosted a BESTUFS seminar on 6 March 2008, to specifically address, issues that might arise both leading up to the event and during the event. The message was clear, South Africa should rather plan than be caught out during the event.


Portable Document File Agenda

6th March 2008
08:00 - 09:00Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00 - 09:15Welcome
09:15 - 09:45Challenges Facing South Africa around Urban Freight
by Mr H Ittmann – Acting Executive Director, CSIR Built Environment
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09:45 - 10:15Port/City Interface
by Transnet Strategy Division
10:15 - 10:45Refreshments
10:45 - 11:15Using Vehicle Telematics to better manage urban fleets
by Mr T Austin – Business Development Manager: Government Digicore
11:15 - 11:45Delivering over 2010
Mr G Kelly – Technical and Operations Manager, South African Road Freight Association (RFA)
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11:45 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 13:30Urban Applications and Opportunities for agent-based technology
Dr J Joubert – Optimisation Group, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Pretoria
13:30 - 14:00Efficient Urban Package Transportation in the era of Congestion
Mr G Marshall – Executive Director: South African Express Parcell Association (SAEPA)
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14:00 - 14:30Key Considerations for 2010 Freight Transportation
Mr S Macozoma – Transport Manager, 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee, South Africa
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14:30 - 15:00Refreshments
15:00 - 15:45Panel Discussion
15:45 - 16:00Lucky Draw
16:00Cheese and Wine function