This paper outlines the work of the Southern Africa Transport and Communications Commission (SATCC). The objectives of SATCC are to provide coordination throughout Southern Africa to: (1) overcome transport and communications; (2) promote economic and efficient methods of transport and communications; (3) enable the achievement of self-sufficiency in technical and professional personnel to operate and maintain equipment and plant; (4) encourage the efficient use of available resources for improving transport and communications services. The paper describes: (1) SATCC's Committee of Ministers; (2) SATCC's Coordinating Committee; (3) SATCC's Technical Unit and its responsibilities; (4) the establishment of SATCC Groups of Experts; (5) SATCC policies for roads and transport; (6) the work of the Group of Experts on Road Traffic and Transport. The paper ends by indicating future SATCC activities in road safety. National road safety projects will be defined in Angola and Zimbabwe. Most member states expect to secure funding for road safety projects during 1990; they will cooperate on the following aspects of road safety especially: (1) procurement of equipment; (2) training of personnel; (3) development of planning manuals; (4) monitoring; (5) research. Regional centres may be established to train, for example: (1) road safety teachers; (2) accident data analysts; (3) law enforcement officers; (4) road engineers. Paper presented at the Second ECA/OECD African Road Safety Conference, Addis Ababa, 16-20th October 1989.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    Economic Commission for Africa, P.O. Box 3001
    Addis Ababa,   Ethiopia 

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Authors:
    • Mabila
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00498538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM