In 2008 RRA upgraded from Joint Action Group (JAG) to Export Council (EC) where it was tasked with promoting and expanding the export of South African Railway sector goods and services. RRA has since appointed two senior DTI managers to join our Board Meetings in an advisory capacity to assist in the acceleration of the exporting function of the Association.
RAIL SAFETY REGULATOR
Appointed as the representative of the Railway Industry RRA by the Rail Safety Regulator, RRA participated in the development of the Rail Safety Project from the beginning in 2001 as a representative of the Railway Industry. The relationship between the RRA and the RSR is currently under review.
NATIONAL FREIGHT LOGISTICS
The RRA continues to be involved in the implementation of recommendations in the 2005 strategy document. Positive outcomes are currently being hampered by the lack of an efficient Integrated Logistics Chain in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
COMMITTEE FOR RAILWAY ENGINEERING
This committee is a permanent technical division of the RAIL ROAD ASSOCIATION of South Africa and is made up of technical experts from the Railway Industry and the University of Pretoria. It aids and advises government and stakeholders in Railway business on all technical matters including education and training. The consulting services provided are subject to a charge.
ROAD FREIGHT STRATEGY
The RRA is a member of the Steering Committee overseeing the development of a Road Freight Strategy for South Africa. Included in this agenda are inter-alia axle loads and prohibition of Road transport of certain goods in rural areas.
We are governed by a board responsible for setting our strategy and overseeing its delivery.
BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
RRA was a member of the various committees formulating and debating the content of the codes of good practice and balance scorecards for the Rail sub-sector and transport sector.