SADC MINISTERS OF TRANSPORT

SARA PROGRAMME

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 2017 SARA RAIL CONFERENCE

Hon. Augusto da Silva Tomas

Angola Minister of Transport

Hon. Minister Onkokame Kitso Mokaila

Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications

Hon. Minister Justin Kalumba Mwana Ngongo

DRC Minister of Transport and Communications

Hon. Minister Carlos Alerto Fortes Masequita

Mozambique Minister of Transport and Communications

Hon. Minister Alpheus Gouona Naruseb

Namibia Minister of Works and Transport

Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande

South Africa Minister of Transport

Hon. Pastor. Minister Lindiwe Dlamini

Swaziland Minister of Public Works and Transport

Hon. Prof. Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa (MP)

Minister for Works, Transport and Communication The United Republic of Tanzania

Hon. Minister Brian Mushimba

Zambia Minister of Transport and Communications

Hon. Minister Joram Gumbo

Zimbabwe Transport and Infrastructural Development

  • Call for papers

  • Hon. Minister Onkokame Kitso Mokaila
    Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications

    Namibia and Botswana establish a trans-Kalahari multi-billion dollar railway project to link Botswana’s rich coal fields to the Namibian coast. The two countries have also signed a bilateral agreement for plans to develop the 1 500-kilometre railway for transporting coal exports to Walvis Bay.

  • ALPHEUS /GOU-O-!NA !NARUSEB

    Hon. Alpheus G. !Naruseb was born on 20 March 1954, in Usakos of the Erongo Region, and attended his secondary schooling at Martin Luther High in Okombahe from 1970 to 1975.  Hon.  !Naruseb studied Law at the University of Namibia from 1994 to 1999.  His first employment was at Rossing Uranium mine for period of 14 years, he later joined the public service as a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia in 1995.

    Hon. !Naruseb served in various portfolios of the Government of the Republic of Namibia, in 1997 he became a Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources a position he served until 2003.  The same year of 2003 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice for a period of three years. Hon. !Naruseb was a Minister of Labour and Social Welfare since 2005 until 2008, following his tenure at Labour he became a Minister of Lands and Resettlement and thereafter his currently the Minister of Works and Transport.

    Within the ruling party SWAPO, Hon !Naruseb has held various positions before and after independence, currently he is a member of the Political Bureau ,  Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs and a member of the Central Committee.

    Hon. !Naruseb is a member of Namibian Parliament and has also served as a member of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. His married with three children

  • Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” Nzimande is the Minister of Transport having previously served as the Minister of Higher Education and Training. The current General Secretary of the South African Communist Party holds a Doctorate in Philosophy specializing in Sociology from the University of Natal. Dr Nzimande lectured at the University of Zululand in 1985, and was a lecturer for Industrial Psychology at the University of Natal in 1987. He had served Parliament as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, and had held various leadership positions at SA universities. He has written a book titled “Children of wars: the impact of violence on schooling in Natal”

  • Swaziland Minister of Public Works and Transport Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini Projects The Swaziland Rail Link project signed through Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South African and Swaziland governments on 2 August 2012. The signing of the Inter Rail MOU by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Swaziland Railway (SR) cemented the relationship at business and technical levels. The key objectives of the project are to: Enhance regional integration. Provide viable connections for rail freight from Western Swaziland to markets in South Africa. Provide Transnet with an alternative route for moving general freight to Richards Bay, via Swaziland, thus freeing capacity on the coal line.Swaziland Railway and Transnet have agreed to develop a 146 kilometre railway line between Lothair in Mpumalanga and Sidvokodvo in Swaziland as well as upgrading adjacent networks in both countries.

  • Zimbabwe Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo

    Future projects
    Upgrading of Railway infrastructure between Bulawayo and South Africa in the next 3 years by Grindrod’s subsidiary, New Limpopo Project Investments that provides a rail link in Zimbabwe between Beitbridge at the South African border and Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo runs the Beitbridge-Bulawayo line after it bought an 85 percent stake in Beitbridge-Bulawayo Railway (BBR) company in 2014.

    Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe signed a MoU for the construction of a regional railway line to link Francistown in Botswana to Mozambique port of Techobanine through Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Once completed the port Techobanine inter-Regional Heavy Haul Railway Project would facilitate inter-regional trade through movement of passage rail traffic and up to 12million tonnes of goods per annum through the 3 countries