Keeping our railways safe for everyone is our number one priority. The National Information and Monitoring System (NIMS) simplifies the process of applying for a new safety permit or renewing your existing permit. NIMS was established as an effective monitoring mechanism and source of up-to-date rail safety information.
Embracing the new normal through innovative and
sustainable rail safety solutions.
What is the ARSC?
The Annual Rail Safety Conference (ARSC), to be hosted by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), provides a platform where industry stakeholders can come together to exchange experiences, solutions and lessons for improving railway safety. The ARSC continues to be a conducive forum for rail stakeholders to engage and collaborate on endeavours that will create safe, efficient and reliable solutions to address the emerging risks within the South African railway industry and beyond.
Hosted under the theme “Embracing the new normal through innovative and sustainable rail safety solutions”, this year’s conference will be held virtually, atno cost to-, from 29 September-01 October 2021 and will feature presentations from local and international rail experts from various disciplines.
Embracing the new normal (Environmental changes e.g., COVID-19).
Innovation in a changing railway environment
Towards a sustainable railway environment
Why should I attend the ARSC?
An opportunity to connect and network with domestic and international industry stakeholders;
Learn about exciting innovations existing in the rail environment that can assist in embracing the new normal, while keeping safety a top priority;
An opportunity to compare notes and share best practice on local and international rail solutions;
A glimpse into the RSR’s vision on rail safety, and how you can be part of the vision;
An opportunity to have your voice heard and help shape the future you want to be part of.
Dr. Andrea Giuricin is CEO of TRA consulting, a strategic consultancy company based in Barcelona and Milan.
Dr. Andrea Giuricin makes consultancy in the travel, transport, and logistic industries. He has international customers from railway sector from Europe, Middle East, Asia, working with the top management (CEO and President) in the strategic, operational and regulation decisions.
He is Adj. Prof. at Transport Economics at University Milano Bicocca in Italy. In the same University he is responsible for the development of transport studies at CESISP – Unimib and former visiting professor at CARS – China Academy Railway Sciences.
He is senior rail consultant for the World Bank, reforming transport sector in Asia and Africa and consultant at United Nations for transport sector.
Dr. Andrea Giuricin cooperates and works with several Transport Authorities (CNMC in Spain, ART in Italy, CMA in UK, ARAF in France, SPAD in Malaysia, RSR in South Africa), with the European Commission and other international institutions.
He published several books and analysis on transport field quoted on TV and newspaper (FT, Bloomberg, Reuters, Xinhua, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, BBC, The Economist, Le Monde, O Globo).
Mr Johny M. Smith
Johny M. Smith is at the helm of TransNamib as the CEO of the railway operator since 2018. His previously served as the CEO of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) and various roles within Namport and Telecom Namibia.
He has more than 29 years’ experience in the fields of telecommunications, logistics and transportation focusing on strategy, organisational and business development, marketing and project management.
His academic qualifications include a B Comm degree, MBA and various other courses. He is currently serving as a Commissioner of the National Planning Commission, Vice President for the Southern African Rail Association (SARA), and Vice Chairperson of the WBCG.
CEO, Zambia Railways
Mr Christopher Musonda’s
Mr. Christopher Chiboboka Musonda is the Managing Director (MD) of Zambia Railways Limited, the country’s leading transport and Logistics Company whose vision is to be ‘the preferred rail transport and logistics provider’ under the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) who are the main shareholders on behalf of the Zambian Government. Mr. Musonda holds an MBA in Transport Management from Leeds University in the United Kingdom (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia. His experience in the transport Sector is vast, spanning a period of over 30 years. Having started his career in 1981 as transport
Economist for Zambia Railways, Mr. Musonda quickly rose through the ranks to become Director Corporate Planning, Director Traffic and Director Human Resources. His immense expertise in the rail transport sector earned him regional recognition as he represented Zambia at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Maputo, Mozambique where he served as Transport Economist. At SADC, Mr. Musonda’s scope of work was expanded to include other modes of transport such as Road, Air and Pipeline.
As a business negotiator, Mr. Musonda successfully worked on big projects involving the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the European Union. Mr. Musonda also boasts of having a deep and unique understanding of the mining industry, having worked at one of Zambia’s largest mining conglomerates–the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) where he served for ten (10) years as Manager Logistics. Mr. Musonda is a former President of the Southern African Railways Association (SARA) and sits on the Board of Pan African Mineral Development Corporation (PAMDC) in South Africa. In addition, he’s currently the Co-Chairman of Emerged Railways Properties (ERP). He has also saved as the President of the Kabwe Chamber of Commerce.
As MD of Zambia Railways, Mr. Musonda has superintended various reforms (such as the introduction of SI. No.7 of 2018 on bulk and heavy cargo) aimed at ensuring that Zambia Railways delivers shareholder value while contributing to the growth of Zambia’s economy in line with the company’s Tag Line ‘The wheels of the Nation’. In 2020, ZRL moved one million tons of cargo under Mr. Musonda’s leadership, a milestone that has not
been attained by ZRL in over ten (10) years. Further, in his six (6) years as Managing Director of ZRL, Mr. Musonda has shifted the Company’s financial direction from making huge losses to a direction headed for profits. Mr. Christopher Musonda is an ardent golfer and currently serves as ‘Trustee’ at Chingola Golf Club. He is a former President of the Rotary Club with several charities to his name. On the family side he is a proud father of three grown up children, two boys and one girl. He is a keen supporter of Arsenal Football Club (in the English premier League) and of course the Magnificent Kabwe Warriors, a top Zambian football club sponsored by Zambia Railways.
CEO, GEAR Rail
Mr Roelf Alberts
Graduated with an Honours degree in B.Econ (UOFS) which was followed by an MBA (DMU-UK) and an Exec MBA in Investing (UNO-US). Mr Alberts has more than 20 years experience in rail, logistics, infrastructure, aviation, finance and investment, which is proven by his background in various global projects and companies. After a brief tenure with Deloitte Consulting, he was appointed as a board member on various multinationals, which he served on as an executive member. With 20 years experience in building multinational companies to pursue the enormous opportunities that the African continent hosts – unlocking Africa’s rail infrastructure. These companies are today serving the global rail industry – utilising world-class products and services to move cargo safely and efficiently. Roelf has also been part of YPO since 2016.
Roelf serves on the Boards of: Gear Rail South Africa – CEO (South Africa) Africa Rail and Logistics Technology – CEO (South Africa) Gear Rail Africa