Established in October 2000, the RAIL ROAD ASSOCIATION (RRA) founded to consolidate and streamline South Africa’s Rail and Road transport resources. As the first locally-based Association representing the interests of the country’s transport industry, the organisation looks to improve efficiency in the supply of materials and services to various operators in the region.
RRA has thus developed lines of communications with academic institutions and other organisations who have been concerned with adverse deteriorating competitiveness and underutilisation of the Railways, the on-going degradation of the country’s Roads and the resulting danger to lives as well as the economic sustainability of the country in the global arena.
In 2013, RRA revisited its Mission and Vision and identified the need to re-align itself and value proposition to its members. This resulted in an enhanced mandate and the need to increase its footprint to cover Sub-Saharan Africa. The year 2015 saw an increased focus on Southern African Railways as well as the more direct links with the Department of Trade and Industries, the Department of Transport, and the members towards revitalising the Railway industry.
To be the leading and most influential organisation ensuring in ensuring efficient and intelligent Rail & Road integrated transport networks across Africa.
To enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people by leveraging the strengths and capabilities of our members. The RRA will provide independent, objective and technically sound information, advice and expertise to enable decision makers, role players and stakeholder to make informed decisions regarding choice of mode, while at the same time addressing environmental and safety considerations.
We value EXCELLENCE, SAFETY, ACCOUNTABILITY and INTEGRITY
RRA has its own website, a repository where stakeholders can access important transportation information. The media section is updated each week and contains extracts from newspapers and magazine articles covering Rail and Road transport, shipping and ports, air transport and pipelines. A wealth of archival material can be found in the Transport Database.
The Press Statement section contains Fact Sheets, Position Papers and Transportation Issue Review that deal with many issues of importance.