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SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association

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The Southern African Bus Operators’ Association (SABOA) was formed to represent the interest of it members at government level as well as among its stakeholders. Its history can be divided into four distinct time phases.   Period 1980 to 1994 SABOA was established on 21 March 1980 by five leading South African bus companies with a view to: Promote and protect the common interests of its members Collect, record, disseminate and publish information and know-how          regarding the industry that may be of use and or interest to its members Enquire into, promote and support such amendments to, or oppose any          legislation or proposed legislation, to make representations to government          on any policy or legislation affecting the interests of the Association          generally or any of its members Advance the status of the bus industry Period 1994 to 2003   In 1994 SABOA was restructured to better serve the needs of its members in a new democracy. Flowing from this SABOA’s constitution was amended to: Provide for governance structures at provincial level Encourage small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) operators to          become members of SABOA Provide SMME operators with the opportunity to serve on the governing          bodies of SABOA (Council and Executive Committee) (Exco) where all          operators would have equal voting rights, irrespective of the size of their          bus fleets. Period 2003 to 2014   In 2003, following a strategic planning session with its members in 2002, SABOA once again amended its constitution to provide for equal representation of SMMEs and established operating members in its governing structures. Equal voting rights in electing Council and Exco members were also introduced. This election process was based on one vote per member, irrespective of fleet size, instead of one vote for every bus member owned, which had been the practice up to then. The amended constitution ensures greater transparency and inclusivity in the Association’s affairs. Period 2014 to date In 2014 SABOA amended its constitution to provide for the following: Establishment of governance structures at the regional level. To elect the members of its provincial and national governing bodies every          4 years instead of every 2 years which had been the practice up to then. To rename its national governing bodies to National Council, National          Executive Committee and its provincial committees to Provincial Executive          Committees. The President and Vice-President of SABOA who represent established          and SMME operators will each serve a two-year term where after they will          rotate their positions. Our Vision The following vision guides the activities of the Association: “SABOA is the credible voice of an inclusive, efficient, sustainable and transforming bus industry, which plays a pivotal role in an integrated transport system through safe, reliable and affordable bus services that add value, and is attractive to our stakeholders.”   Some of the values supporting this vision are:     The industry is committed to provide a safe and efficient bus transport          service, which meets or exceeds stakeholders’ expectations. Efficiency of          the transport system will be actively promoted SABOA is committed to national priorities such as social responsibility,          road safety and HIV/Aids prevention SABOA strongly supports transformation of the bus industry SABOA strives to contribute positively to making the ownership profile of          bus operators more representative of the wider South African society SABOA supports the constructive introduction of more bus operators          from previously disadvantaged communities into the main stream of the          formal bus industry in South Africa SABOA recognises that SMME bus operators form an integral part of bus          transport services SABOA advocates co-operation and sharing of expertise and solutions          among members All strategic efforts are directed towards building a viable and sustainable          bus industry As a cornerstone of the vision, SABOA is committed to a professional          image and professional conduct towards all stakeholders SABOA is committed to marketing and the promotion of the Association          and the industry SABOA actively supports modal integration SABOA is committed to provide specialist support to its members SABOA is committed to represent all bus operators SABOA strives to contribute positively towards the social upliftment of          its members and its employees

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SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association
The Voice of the Bus Industry
The Southern African Bus Operators’ Association (SABOA) was formed to represent the interest of it members at government level as well as among its stakeholders. Its history can be divided into four distinct time phases.   Period 1980 to 1994 SABOA was established on 21 March 1980 by five leading South African bus companies with a view to: Promote and protect the common interests of its          members Collect, record, disseminate and publish information          and know-how regarding the industry that may be of          use and or interest to its members Enquire into, promote and support such amendments          to, or oppose any legislation or proposed legislation,          to make representations to government on any policy          or legislation affecting the interests of the Association          generally or any of its members Advance the status of the bus industry Period 1994 to 2003   In 1994 SABOA was restructured to better serve the needs of its members in a new democracy. Flowing from this SABOA’s constitution was amended to: Provide for governance structures at provincial level Encourage small, medium and micro enterprise          (SMME) operators to become members of SABOA Provide SMME operators with the opportunity to serve          on the governing bodies of SABOA (Council and          Executive Committee) (Exco) where all operators would          have equal voting rights, irrespective of the size of their          bus fleets. Period 2003 to 2014   In 2003, following a strategic planning session with its members in 2002, SABOA once again amended its constitution to provide for equal representation of SMMEs and established operating members in its governing structures. Equal voting rights in electing Council and Exco members were also introduced. This election process was based on one vote per member, irrespective of fleet size, instead of one vote for every bus member owned, which had been the practice up to then. The amended constitution ensures greater transparency and inclusivity in the Association’s affairs. Period 2014 to date In 2014 SABOA amended its constitution to provide for the following: Establishment of governance structures at the regional level. To elect the members of its provincial and national          governing bodies every 4 years instead of every 2          years which had been the practice up to then. To rename its national governing bodies to National          Council, National Executive Committee and its          provincial committees to Provincial Executive          Committees. The President and Vice-President of SABOA who          represent established and SMME operators will each          serve a two-year term where after they will rotate          their positions. Our Vision The following vision guides the activities of the Association: “SABOA is the credible voice of an inclusive, efficient, sustainable and transforming bus industry, which plays a pivotal role in an integrated transport system through safe, reliable and affordable bus services that add value, and is attractive to our stakeholders.”   Some of the values supporting this vision are:     The industry is committed to provide a safe and          efficient bus transport service, which meets or          exceeds stakeholders’ expectations. Efficiency of          the transport system will be actively promoted SABOA is committed to national priorities such as          social responsibility, road safety and HIV/Aids          prevention SABOA strongly supports transformation of the bus          industry SABOA strives to contribute positively to making the          ownership profile of bus operators more representative          of the wider South African society SABOA supports the constructive introduction of more          bus operators from previously disadvantaged          communities into the main stream of the formal bus          industry in South Africa SABOA recognises that SMME bus operators form an          integral part of bus transport services SABOA advocates co-operation and sharing of          expertise and solutions among members All strategic efforts are directed towards building a          viable and sustainable bus industry As a cornerstone of the vision, SABOA is committed          to a professional image and professional conduct          towards all stakeholders SABOA is committed to marketing and the promotion          of the Association and the industry SABOA actively supports modal integration SABOA is committed to provide specialist support to          its members SABOA is committed to represent all bus operators SABOA strives to contribute positively towards the          social upliftment of its members and its employees