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The only way South Africa can proactively manage the mobility disruptive forces is to first develop a conducive legislative and policy environment; and government’s role cannot be overemphasised.

This was the view of Victor Radebe, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Mobility Centre for Africa NPC (MCA) which hosted its 3rd Future Mobility Roundtable in Cape Town recently.

The discussion, held at the Westin Hotel was the 3rd in a series of events bringing together government, industry and academia to collaborate in a drive to prepare South Africa and the continent at large for the rapidly changing world of transportation.

The 3rd Future Mobility Roundtable focused on addressing the legislative and policy framework required to support the deployment of new mobility solutions. Radebe opened the conference by setting the scene through a reflection of the global trends in the future of Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) Mobility.

Learning from the best

The speaker line-up included the Consular General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bonnie Horbach who presented on Netherlands Innovation: Europe’s gateway to smart mobility.

Uber duo, Yolisa Kani and Antoine Aubert gave a presentation on Regulatory Reform for Effective Shared Mobility while the presentation on Legislative and Policy Environment the National Department of Transport’s Abram Chego.

Future mobility trends and tech savvy security

Smart Mobility Expert at the Mobility Centre for Africa, Ivan Reutener, gave a presentation on 2018 Future Mobility Trends while Funzani Mathivha, with Managing Director of Inteshield Information Security Products and Services, presenting Privacy and Cyber-security for Connected Vehicles.

Andile Skosana, Technical Director – Urban and Regional Planning at Aurecon gave a presentation on Planning Policies for the New Ecosystem: Complementary philosophies for land use and transport planning. Royal HaskoningDHV Netherlands Smart Mobility Specialist, Peter Morsink, discussed Global Legislative Responses to Emerging Mobility Solutions – UK, US and EU case studies.