Interdisciplinary collaboration considers road safety and social vulnerability

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2020-03-03

A workshop recently held at STIAS, Road Safety, Public Health and Social Vulnerability, brought together specialists in micro-behaviour, road design, urban planning and public policy, as well as representatives of the traffic authorities in South Africa, to discuss research aimed at promoting a comprehensive and integral approach to road safety. A key theme integrating the interdisciplinary approach is the linkage between road safety and social vulnerability, a hitherto under-researched theme in South Africa.

The workshop was hosted by the Department of Economics in collaboration with colleages from Civil Engineering and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

The workshop participants shown in the photo are, seated, Prof. Wolfgang Seibel (Konstanz University), Marilena Ast (Politics and Public Administration, Konstanz University), Gideon du Rand (Economics, Stellenbosch University), Prof. Marion Sinclair (Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Maxine Bezuidenhout (Chief Inspector: Traffic Services Safety and Security, City of Cape Town).

Also, standing: Andile Mdakane (Bearfish Strategic Solutions), Dr Hlengani Moyana (Senior Executive Manager: Traffic Engineering, Information and Research, RTMC), Nadia Matulich (Economics, Stellenbosch University), Pascal Nteziyaremye (Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University), Stuart Jones (Vibrand Research - The Testing Panel and Citizen Research Centre), Prof. Sophia du Plessis (Economics, Stellenbosch University), Dr Krige Siebrits (Economics, Stellenbosch University), Prof. Ada Jansen (Economics, Stellenbosch University), Melanie Mueller (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin), Brandon Coetzer (Logistics, Stellenbosch University).

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