FOT Consulting in Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel Directorate (IETT) have invited FOT Consulting for a week of sharing sessions in relation to the FOT experience in transforming traditional public transport operators into formalized and business entities in the public transport industry in South Africa.

The IETT is basically the key public transport authority in Istanbul and responsible for operations of most of the transport modes including the privately owned buses and minibus-taxis. There are over fifteen public transport ...

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Transforming Operations of Informal Public Transport

A “Future of Transport Consulting Team”, consisting of Mr Darko Skrbinsek, Ms Rehana Moosajee and Mr Eric Motshwane of Piotrans, participated in “Promoting Soot-Free and Sustainable Public Transport in Africa on 30-31 May 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. An initiative of UATP – the African Association of Public Transport and supported by UNEP – the United Nations Environmental Programme – delegates from 15 countries gathered for the event.

 

The team conducted a training session focused on “Transforming Operations of Informal Public Transport”, ...

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FOT CONSULTING: Working with taxi entrepreneurs

FOT CONSULTING: Working with taxi entrepreneurs and emerging bus operators to grow sustainable businesses

In 2009,FOT Consulting assisted over 300 pioneering members of Johannesburg Taxi Industry to form Piotrans PTY Ltd. This 100% taxi owned company became the bus operating company to run Africa’s first Bus Rapid Transit System – Rea Vaya.

Piotrans has been successfully operating along the Rea Vaya Phase 1A routes despite many challenges. When the taxi operators decided to replace the minibus-taxi operations with this formal and long-term ...

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Women reach out to FOT Consulting for assistance

The South African  Network of Women in Transport (SANWIT) Tshwane Branch has approached FOT Consulting to explore the possibility of coaching and mentoring their members to meet the organisation’s objectives.

The first meeting took place in early February 2016 in Tshwane. More than twenty members of SANWIT presented a high level overview of their organization and challenges. FOT has offered to play a role in assisting SANWIT to reach a state of readiness to explore opportunities for transport-related business ventures.

“FOT is ...

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Telling Taxi Stories

On the 22nd October 2015 Executive Mayor Mpho Khunou of Rustenburg afforded a really special opportunity to members of the Rustenburg Taxi Industry – 4 members of minibus taxi industry had the chance to tell their own stories to the Mayor and his guests. In keeping with the importance of the oral tradition in African culture the event had an African theme and reiterated the importance of sharing lessons through stories.
Each of the 4 story-tellers, shared deeply personal renditions ...

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Sharing South Africa with Africa

On the 23rd October 2015, FOT Consulting hosted a number of delegates who had participated in the UATP workshop in Cape Town. Delegates from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria and Namibia had the opportunity to meet some members of the FOT team. They were treated to a day of hospitality and networking  in which they got to know each other and Cape Town better.

Mr Skribensik’s guests were treated to a taste of South African culture, history, cuisine and ...

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FOT participated at UATP Workshop 2015

UATP – The African Association of Public Transport in Africa held a workshop from the 20-22 October2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.  UATP is an affiliate of the International Association of Public Transport – UITP. The workshop was entitled: “Best Practice in Public Transport: Africa for Africa”.

The workshop aimed to give delegates from across the continent the opportunity to grapple with the many challenges of transport transformation in Africa and be exposed to case studies of cities and countries who ...

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Future of Transport at “State of the Nation ” Business Breakfast

Mr Darko Skribensik CEO of FOT Consulting hosted guests at the “State of the Nation” breakfast seminar on 12 October 2015. Guests from the FOT team, Piotrans and Rustenburg Taxi Negotiating Forum were afforded the opportunity to listen to Justice Malala, Stephen Grootes and Clem Sunter.

The event was held a day after the conclusion of the ANCs midterm National General Council where delegates grappled with and made a variety of policy recommendations. Justice Malala shared his insights on both the ...

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Study Tour: Columbia & Brazil

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As the Rustenburg Local Municipality is preparing for the introduction of Yarona it is imperative that we in the taxi industry fully understand the implications for our members. One of the mechanisms to deepen understanding  is to go to other cities and countries that have implemented such systems to get first hand information. A decision was then taken by the council to accord the members of the Rustenburg Taxi Industry  an opportunity to embark on an international study tour ...

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Negotiations with the Taxi and Bus Industry (Media Release)

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TAXI AND BUS INDUSTRY SET TO START

Released: Friday 24 October 2014

Rustenburg:  Following closely on from the launch on the Yarona brand name and logo last week, the RRT announced today the formal signing of the Negotiation Framework Agreement (NFA) between the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) and the Taxi and Bus industry.  The NFA paves the way for formal negotiations to start and will guide the transition process for all parties.

The MMC for Planning and Transport Services, Cllr ...

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