A 20 year history as the voice of the South African Shipper
Preparedness of the board and members to transform from a 20 year old part time secretariat into an innovative collaborative council with visibility and a permanent office with a CEO and full time secretariat.
A CEO who has extensive management, business and logistics experience in the private sector as well as experience on the continent in pioneering PPP freight corridor collaborative stakeholder engagement in the transport sector.
Seed funding and donations from 3 members to spear head the council transformation from part-time to full time with the key focus to engage and work with government.
An understanding and support of all members to expand the council boundaries from South Africa to Southern Africa, in alignment with business and government supporting regional integration.
A successful past 3 year strategy to transform the council from shippers only membership base to also include service providers as affiliate members and collaboration with industry organisations through associate membership base.
>50% Growth in membership over the last 6 months, indicting support for council transformation.
Initial acceptance and support from DoT as well as Transnet with 3 year seed funding from Transnet to establish permanent office and secretariat.