Adv. Makhosini Msibi
Chief Executive Officer
Function: SAIDI was invited to attend the RTMC – Road Traffic Management Corporation’s meeting on 16th September 2013.
Venue: Diep in Die Berg Function and Conference Centre in Wapadrand, Pretoria; http://www.diepindieberg.com/
Topic under Discussion: “The Age of Renewal”
Introduction: To Introduce and hear directly from the new Acting CEO, Gilberto Martins, who was introduced for the first time to most of us.
First Impressions: He seems vigorous, enthusiastic and determined to achieve excellent results with respect to improving South African road fatalities.
Team Building: He introduced his “team” to the audience, some of whom were really shy.
Getting started: Mr Martins explained why he had suddenly been appointed, what his mandate is and how he is hoping he can count on assistance from the community to achieve essential goals.
RTMC RESPONSIBLE FOR ROAD FATALITIES? He was later quoted on the radio as saying the RTMC takes full responsibility for road carnage, and will work hard to reduce it.
We can look forward to working with this enthusiastic man, and to make a positive contribution to road safety in South Africa.
The Shareholders Committee:
6 August 2013
The Shareholders Committee of the Road Traffic Management Corporation met on Friday 2 August 2013.
The Shareholders Committee comprises the Minister of Transport, Transport MECs from the nine provinces and two representatives of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). The Shareholders Committee is the Executive Authority of the RTMC to whom the CEO reports. It considered several issues pertaining to the RTMC including financial statements, the national road safety strategy and the annual report. The Shareholders Committee also discussed and reviewed an earlier decision taken on 15 February 2013 to dissolve the RTMC. The Committee resolved to rescind the decision.
Accordingly, it decided to immediately initiate a process of establishing governance structures at the RTMC. In this regard, and in order to ensure stability as the RTMC, the Shareholder Committee emphasized the need to immediately start with the process of appointing a Board and a CEO.
The Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Transport, Mr. Collins Letsoalo, had been seconded to the RTMC to act as interim CEO. It was decided to recall him back to the Department to resume his position as CFO.
The department confirmed the challenging situation the prolonged absence of Mr. Letsoalo has had. The Department stated that it was not conducive that a department should function without a CFO for such a prolonged period.
The Shareholders Committee will soon announce an interim CEO for the RTMC while the recruitment process is underway.
Ministry of Transport o.b.o. RTMC Shareholders Committee
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August 6 2013 at 06:58pm
By SAPA INSLA
The RTMC’s acting chief executive officer, Collins Letsoalo, has been recalled.File picture: Masi Losi
Johannesburg – The Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) acting CEO Collins Letsoalo has been recalled to his previous position as chief financial officer (CFO) for the department of transport.
This was confirmed by the transport ministry on Tuesday.
“The department confirmed the challenging situation the prolonged absence of Mr Letsoalo has had,” it said in a statement issued on behalf of RTMC’s shareholders.
“The department stated that it was not conducive that a department should function without a CFO for such a prolonged period.”
It said the RTMC shareholders’ committee would announce an interim CEO soon, and that the recruitment process for a new CEO was underway.
Letsoalo said on Monday that the RTMC had received a clean bill of financial health for 2012/13 from Auditor General Terence Nombembe.
“I am comfortable to note and remark that we are doing very well,” he told reporters in Pretoria.
“If you remember last year the problems that we had, including that the RTMC was in a state of so-called bankruptcy. We were also having a major deficit of about R200 million,” he said.
However, the current financial figures showed that the RTMC was in a better position.
In April, shareholder committee members of the RTMC wanted it shut down for failing to fulfil its purpose.
However, it decided at a meeting on Friday to rescind the decision.