SARF Northern Region Committee Meeting : 4 February 2019 - 2019-02-05

SARTSMA Chairman, Garry Savill, recently attended the first meeting for 2019 of the South African Road Federation(SARF), Northern Region Committee, that took place at SARF Head Office in Kempton Park on Monday 4th February. The committee is made up of a mix of Public and Private Sector representatives. The committee discussed a number of items focu... more

The Genius who put British Road Traffic Signs on the Map - 2018-02-21

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OCCA Mini Symposium on Road Markings - 2 August 2017 Midrand - 2017-06-23

Have you ever wondered why road markings disappear so fast? Come to our mini-symposium that will take place on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at the Plastics Federation Auditorium, situated at 18 Gazelle Avenue, Corporate Park South Midrand. The title for this Mini Symposium is:  “Drawing the line on road safety – all about road ma... more

Road Safety Workshop hosted by 3M™ Traffic Safety Division (TSD) on 15 March 2017 - 2017-03-24

3M™ Traffic Safety Division (TSD) hosted a Road Safety Workshop on 15 March 2017 at the 3M™ offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Ismail Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Transport, delivered a keynote address. Steve Proctor, a globally-known road safety engineer and trainer from established, independent, road safety consultancy, Traffic Managem... more

Exciting New Sign Maintenance Management Course - 2017-03-16

SARF, in association with the South African Road Traffic Sign Manufacturers Association (SARTSMA), hosted the first Sign Maintenance Management course in Gauteng on the 28th February – 1st March. The course, aimed at Resident & Assistant Resident  Engineers, Sign Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, Project Managers, Site Su... more

SANRAL takes big step toward Economic Transformation - 2017-03-16

Publication: Engineering News Author: News24Wire Date:  March 6, 2017 The time to bolster government’s economic transformation priorities is now, according to the CEO of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), Skhumbuzo Macozoma. He expressed this view at the announcement of the appointment on Sunday of a tr... more

The relaunch of the Rhodes Park Junior Traffic Training Centre - 2017-01-19

The South African Road Federation (SARF), of which SARTSMA is an active member, were approached by the Johannesburg Emergency Services to help revamp the Rhodes Park Junior Traffic Training Centre (JTTC). The centre had not been in operation for more than 15 years and the road surface at the site was cracked and broken, the road markings and road s... more

"Engineering for Road Safety” Workshop, Durban – 8th September 2016 - 2016-09-14

Garry Savill, SARTSMA Chairman, presented a very interesting and informative presentation entitled “Effective Road Traffic Signs” as part of the SARF / SANRAL “Engineering for Road Safety” workshop, which was held at the Durban Country Club on the 8th September, 2016. Previous workshops have already been completed at Ekurhul... more

SARF wants to declare war on "SHOOTING THE RED" - 2015-09-30

The South African Road Federation (SARF) is calling on the Minister of Transport to urge the law enforcement community to declare war on the practice of “shooting the red”. “Excessive speeding has been earmarked as one of the leading causes of fatal road accidents in South Africa today,” says Mr Innocent Jumo, President o... more


On the 2nd September, Garry Savill, SARTSMA chairman, presented a training workshop  to representatives from Civil Concepts, WBHO & Lonerock entitled “An Introduction to Reflective Sheeting for Road Traffic Signs” in Rustenburg. The presentation format provided the attendees with an overview of current regulations, SANS stan... more

PRESS RELEASE: IRF & RA Conference calls upon world leaders to make road safety a reality - 2015-05-14

Sydney, 5 May 2015 The International Road Federation (IRF) – Roads Australia (RA) Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia, the largest of its type to be held in the Asia-Pacific region concluded in Sydney today calling for thought leadership within the national and international road sector when it comes to addressing the pandemic... more

ONE DEATH IS ONE TOO MANY ( By Beatric Knopjes) - 2015-05-11

Top priority for the South African Road Federation (SARF) is road safety. Innocent Jumo, president of SARF, and Basil Jonsson, operations director, explain how engineers and maintenance teams can contribute to making our roads safer. THE LATEST ROAD safety reports show the staggering number of accidents on South African roads, and emphasise the... more

CHILD SAFETY : SARF joins UN Global Road Safety Week to focus on Child Safety - 2015-05-07

“Infrastructure and education can save thousands of children’s lives,” says the South African Road Federation (SARF). Around 186 300 children under the age of 18 years die from road traffic crashes around the world each year. Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 15-19 years, the second leading ca... more


April 8 2015 at 06:57pm By LINDIZ VAN ZILLA AND CARLA BERNARDO INDEPENDENT Cape Town - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Wednesday hit out at the “flagrant disregard of the law and reckless usage of roads” as traffic authorities announced that almost 300 people had died during the Easter period. In a speech focussing on the... more


Garry Savill, Chairman of the South African Road Traffic Sign Manufacturers Association, was recently requested, by the Steering Committee responsible for the revision of SARTSM Volume 2, Chapter 13 Road Works Signing, to present a training module on Retro-reflective Sheeting Technology at the recently held draft document feedback session meetings ... more


THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD FEDERATION (SARF) has expressed concern that the continuing spate of road accident-related deaths on our roads, shows that road safety must become an urgent priority in South Africa. According to Mr Innocent Jumo, president of SARF, the Federation has reiterated its commitment to offer its assistance to government and othe... more

IRF Conference - 2014-10-13

During the 2nd – 4th September, 2014, SARTSMA attended the SARF / IRF 5th Regional Conference for Africa at the CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. The conference theme was “Improving Capacity & Safety for Road Transport in Africa” and the programme provided a feast of knowledge for all those who attended, with spe... more

Strategic Infrastructure Plans : Feedback SARF Workshop - 2014-07-28

Garry Savill recently represented SARTSMA at a SARF workshop session, hosted at SANRAL Northern Region office in Lynwood, Pretoria, to participate in a presentation delivered by Solomon Kganyago. The presentation content outlined a high level view of the structures of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC), as well as&nb... more

RTMC Press Release : 2014 National Road Safety Easter Campaign - 2014-04-17

To                   :           All Media Issued             :           Tuesday, 15 April 2014 A... more

Festive Season Road Safety Situation – Still Unsatisfactory - 2014-03-10

The Festive Season Road Safety Statistics have been announced by the Minister of Transport, Mme Dipuo Peters. Despite all the efforts to curb carnage on our roads the situation does not seem to have improved. For the period 1 December 2013 to 7 January 2014 there were a total of 1147 accidents nationally with 1376 fatalities. Commenting on the r... more

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RTMC Strategic Plan 2014-2019 : Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, 5th February 2014 - 2014-02-17

SARTSMA was invited to the recent RTMC Stakeholder Consultation meeting, which was held at Emperor’s Palace on 5 February 2014. After an introduction from Mr. Gilberto Martins (DDG RTMC) and an overview of the current status of RTMC by the new CEO, Advocate Makhosini Msibi, Ms. Refilwe Mongale delivered an outline of the RTMC Strategic P... more


This document is also available in PDF format under "Downloads" Introduction SARTSMA is the trade body for companies that manufacture and supply road traffic signs and associated products for use in South Africa. Its members are committed to following all the relevant national standards, and have prepared this guidance document for ... more


Garry Savill and Zurika Louw represented SARTSMA at the National Road Safety Summit, hosted by the Minister of Transport, Ms. ED Peters, on the 4  th   and 5th of October 2013 at Birchwood Conference Centre in Ekurhuleni. The Summit was part of a consultative process to inform stakeholders of the South African Road Safety Str... more

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