SARA Conference Programme 2022

Day 1

Session 1: Transforming Rail Transportation Through Innovative Logistics Solutions For An Increased Modal Shift

Opening Remarks
Mr. Johny Smith, CEO, TransNamib

Welcome address

Ms. Sizakele Mzimela, SARA President/ TFR CE

Session 2: The Importance of Rail Transportation to Regional Integration and Trade

(Chairperson Ms. Fifi Peters)

Topic 1: Panel of Ministers Discussion

  • SADC Ministers of Transport
  • UN-ILO support to SADC Railways

Session 3: Railway Infrastructure Development/ Maintenance Projects

(Chairperson Mr. Kudzanayi Bangure, Nepad Business Foundation)

Session Sponsor

  • Mr. Markus Kluczka – Siemens Mobility

Topic 2:

CEO Think Tank– Projects to Promote Regional Integration

Panel Discussion by Railway CEO’s

Topic 3: Finance – Panel Discussion on Investments on Infrastructure

The panel team:

  • Mr Davis Pwele, DBSA
  • Mr. Markus Kluczka, Siemens Mobility
  • Ms. Nina Yose, IDC
  • Mr. Mike Salawou, AFDB
  • Ms. Portia Dube, ECIC
  • Ms. Tefelo Majoro, GGDA

Session 4:  Modern Technology To Increase Rail Efficiency

(Session Chairperson: Mr. Fabian Mutomb, SNCC)

Session Sponsor

  • Mr. Frank Hamann, Siemens Mobility

Topic 4: Digitalisation as an enabler for total logistics

  • Mr. Xiang Xi, Huawei

Topic 4: Digitalisation as an enabler for total logistics

  • Mr. Kevin Pillay, Siemens Mobility

Topic 5: Panel Discussion

Ports and Intermodal solutions

Panel speakers:

  • Mr. Kwazi Mabaso, TPT
  • Mr. Bruno Chingandu, TAZARA
  • Ms. Kristina Abudo de Klerk, MPDC
  • Mr. Gift Mngomezulu, ESR
  • Mr. Baboloki Phuthego, BR
  • Mr. Xolani Mbambo, Grindrod

Day 2

Pre-Face to Day 2

Eng. Miguel José Matabel, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Portos E Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), Mozambique and Vice President SARA

Session 5:

The New Railway Operating Models to improve efficiency and sustainable growth within the rail industry

Setting the scene – New Railway Operating Models (RSA Perspective)

Ms. Portia Derby Group Chief Executive, Transnet Introduces Minister

Minister of Transport and Logistics Zambia Hon. Frank M. Tayali

Session Sponsor

Indlela Connections – Ms. Nyameka Madikizela

Topic 6: Panel Discussion

The New Railway Operating Models to improve
efficiency and sustainable growth within the rail industry (Globally)

Chairperson – Bonginkosi Mabaso, TFR

Panel Members

  • Dr. Noanne Botha, Thelo DB
  • Prof Jan Havenga, Stellenbosch University
  • Eng. Bruno Chingandu, TAZARA
  • Mr. Antonio Manuel Cabral, CFB
  • Mr. Fred Mwila, ZRL

Session 6:

Regional Passenger Rail Prospects As An Affordable Mode Of Transport

(Session Chairperson: Eng. Bruno Chingandu, TAZARA)

Session Sponsor

Alstom – Ms. Makgola Makololo

Topic 7: Panel Discussion

Latest Technology/Development On Passenger
Rail and Reviving Passenger Rail In SADC

  • Mr. Nelson Malefane, PRASA 
  • Mrs. Iara Popinsky, CFM Mozambique 
  • Ms. Respina Zinyanduko, NRZ 
  • Mr. Julio Bango, CFL 
  • Mr. Hector Danisa, Gibela 
  • Mr. Bernard Peille, Alstom 

Session Sponsor

voestalpine VAE Pty LTD – Ms. Pulane Tshabalala Kingston

Topic 8:

Safety And Security Of Infrastructure And Rolling Stock Presentation

  • Dr. Fezile Dantile, Plasser SA
  • Mr. Axel Schuppe, Germany Association

Session 7:

Enforcing Rail Safety Standards in the Region

(Session Chairperson: Mr. Nixon Dlamini, ESR)

Topic 9: Panel Discussion

Compliance to safety standards for elimination of train accidents

The Panel Team:

  • Mr. Freddie Kgomari, RSR
  • Mr. Ottoniel Manuel, Angola
  • Mr. Caudido Jone, CFM Mozambique
  • Ms. Mandisa Mondi, TFR

Open Discussion Forum

Conference Resolutions/ commitments and roundup of the conference
SARA Executive Director, Babe Botana