SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association     Design
The Voice of the Bus Industry
SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

SABOA and indirect member benefits

Through its activities the Association benefits the entire industry – members

and non-members alike.

Aspects that come to mind are:

Representation in forums that are normally ‘reserved’ for organised

         commerce and industry

‘Watchdog’ function in terms of road transport and road traffic legislation

Being consulted by government on a range of topics

Lobbying on a range of issues

Comments on and inputs into road transport and road traffic legislation

         and regulations

Transport policy debates and amendments

The design and specification of tender documents

Escalation formulae in tender and negotiated contract documents

Safety issues in the industry

Media liaison

Protecting the interests of the industry over a wide front

SABOA is in regular contact with similar associations internationally and

actively participates in international forums and conferences.

SABOA and direct member benefits

As with any trade association there are also quantifiable benefits to being a

member of the Association.

Some of the direct benefits are:

1 – Insurance Scheme

A unique solution that has been developed to cater for the needs of SABOA

Members, designed to insure all types of bus and coach operators managed

by Ibiliti Underwriting Managers.

2 - Finance

SABOA members can through the assistance of Stemulite apply for finance for

the refurbishing of buses or for the purchasing of new buses through the

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA). Stemulite will assist members

throughout the process from the completion of application forms to the

submitting of the application to SEFA.

3 - Permits/Operating licenses

SABOA provides advice to members on applications for permits/operating

licenses and will also on behalf of members liaise with Provincial Regulatory

Entities (PRE’s)/Operating Licensing Boards (OLB’s) to address problems

members are experiencing with their applications.

4 - Tender news

SABOA subscribes to Tenderscan which provides information on tender

opportunities country wide. Members are informed of these opportunities

in the transport industry. This service was introduced mainly for the benefit

of SMME members to enable them to also tender for other businesses in

transport sector.

5 - New entrants

SABOA provides valuable information and guidance to new entrants into the

industry. Information on basic research to be carried out to identify routes,

types of services to be operated and all the requirements to operate legally

is conveyed to new entrants.

6 - Training

The following programs have been successfully offered to SMME operators by

the TETA accredited service Provider, LearnCorp:

Skills program for SMME’s

An extended skills program for SMME’s

Skills program for school bus operators

Learnership in Road Transport Management in conjunction with University

         of Johannesburg

New venture creation program

Driver training

Advanced scheduling skills program

RPL National Certificate in Professional Driving (learnership)

FET Certificate in road Transport Supervision (learnership)

7 - Information dissemination

SABOA communicates with its members through its website, its magazine,

SABOA BUS, its newsletter, SABOA Talk, correspondence and meetings. Small

bus operators are this way informed of the latest developments in the bus

industry. They also visit the SABOA offices on a regular basis and regularly

phone the office on matters of concern, or to obtain information or advice

on permit applications, Road Traffic legislation, Road Transport Legislation etc.

8 - Act on behalf of members

Many SMME bus operators are involved in scholar transport services. The

remuneration of these SMME’s has been a major issue over many years.

SABOA has been very active in assisting its SMME members involved in

scholar transport services in getting a better dispensation from the relevant

authorities or addressing contractual issues with the authorities.

9 - Code of Good Practice for the sub-contracting of SMME’s

A Code of Good Practice was developed by SABOA for use by its members

when sub-contracting SMME’s. SABOA also assists its SMME members to

resolve contractual issues with the main contractor when such issues arise.

10 - Association workshops

Association workshops are open to all members to attend free of charge.

Over the years, many workshops have been held on topics ranging from

tendering/contracting, labour issues, transport policy issues etc. Many of

the workshops have benefitted all members, including SMME members, in

that they represent open discussion forums where opinions are aired and

discussed.

11 - Discount on membership fees

SMME members receive a discount on their membership fees of 22%

12 - Discount on conference fees

SMME members pay 10% of the registration fee to attend the SABOA Annual

National Conference and Exhibition. For the 2016 conference and exhibition,

the registration fee is R3 500 per person (inclusive of Vat) for a two-day event

whilst SMME members of SABOA will only pay R350 per person (inclusive of Vat).

13 - Free membership of SABOA

SMME members who operate with 30 or less buses and join the Kuphelele

Bus and Coach Solution Insurance Scheme will be granted free membership

by SABOA.

14 - Networking opportunities

One of the major benefits of a trade association membership is the ability to

network with other members, exchange ideas and making a wide range of

contacts within an industry. SABOA offers many such opportunities through

its conference, membership meetings, a range of committee meetings,

members’ workshops, strategic planning sessions, the technical social

weekend etc.

15 - Voice of the bus industry

SABOA is a reputable organization that is governed by a Constitution and a

Code of Conduct, supported by a Vision and Vision Values. Being part of

SABOA is being part of the VOICE OF THE BUS INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

MEMBERSHIP Benefits

Members - Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct Download  >>here
Road Safety - Code of Conduct Download  >>here
 SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association     Design

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

SABOA - Southern African Bus Operators Association
The Voice of the Bus Industry

SABOA and indirect member benefits

Through its activities the Association benefits the entire

industry – members and non-members alike.

Aspects that come to mind are:

Representation in forums that are normally ‘reserved’

for organised commerce and industry

‘Watchdog’ function in terms of road transport and

road traffic legislation

Being consulted by government on a range of topics

Lobbying on a range of issues

Comments on and inputs into road transport and

road traffic legislation and regulations

Transport policy debates and amendments

The design and specification of tender documents

Escalation formulae in tender and negotiated

         contract documents

Safety issues in the industry

Media liaison

Protecting the interests of the industry over a wide

        front

SABOA is in regular contact with similar associations

internationally and actively participates in international

forums and conferences.

SABOA and direct member benefits

As with any trade association there are also quantifiable

benefits to being a member of the Association.

Some of the direct benefits are:

1 - Insurance Scheme

The Kuphelele Bus and Coach Solution is a unique solution

that has been developed to cater for the needs of SABOA

Members. The solution consists of two offerings, firstly,

the tailor made insurance scheme designed to insure all

types of bus and coach operators managed by Ibiliti

Underwriting Managers (Ibiliti) and, secondly, a cost saving

benefits package offered and managed by Stemulite SA

(Stemulite) which assists SABOA members to purchase a

range of products at competitive pricing. 

2 - Finance

SABOA members can through the assistance of Stemulite

apply for finance for the refurbishing of buses or for the

purchasing of new buses through the Small Enterprise

Finance Agency (SEFA). Stemulite will assist members

throughout the process from the completion of application

forms to the submitting of the application to SEFA.

3 - Permits/Operating licenses

SABOA provides advice to members on applications for

permits/operating licenses and will also on behalf of

members liaise with Provincial Regulatory Entities (PRE’s)

/Operating Licensing Boards (OLB’s) to address problems

members are experiencing with their applications.

4 - Tender news

SABOA subscribes to Tenderscan which provides

information on tender opportunities country wide.

Members are informed of these opportunities in the

transport industry. This service was introduced mainly for

the benefit of SMME members to enable them to also

tender for other businesses in transport sector.

5 - New entrants

SABOA provides valuable information and guidance to

new entrants into the industry. Information on basic

research to be carried out to identify routes, types of

services to be operated and all the requirements to

operate legally is conveyed to new entrants.

6 - Training

The following programs have been successfully offered to

SMME operators by the TETA accredited service Provider,

LearnCorp:

Skills program for SMME’s

An extended skills program for SMME’s

Skills program for school bus operators

Learnership in Road Transport Management in

         conjunction with University of Johannesburg

New venture creation program

Driver training

Advanced scheduling skills program

RPL National Certificate in Professional Driving

        (learnership)

FET Certificate in road Transport Supervision

        (learnership)

7 - Information dissemination

SABOA communicates with its members through its

website, its magazine, SABOA BUS, its newsletter, SABOA

Talk, correspondence and meetings. Small bus operators

are this way informed of the latest developments in the bus

industry. They also visit the SABOA offices on a regular

basis and regularly phone the office on matters of concern,

or to obtain information or advice on permit applications,

Road Traffic legislation, Road Transport Legislation etc.

8 - Act on behalf of members

Many SMME bus operators are involved in scholar

transport services. The remuneration of these SMME’s has

been a major issue over many years.

SABOA has been very active in assisting its SMME members

involved in scholar transport services in getting a better

dispensation from the relevant authorities or addressing

contractual issues with the authorities.

9 - Code of Good Practice for the sub-contracting of

SMME’s

A Code of Good Practice was developed by SABOA for use

by its members when sub-contracting SMME’s. SABOA also

assists its SMME members to resolve contractual issues

with the main contractor when such issues arise.

10 - Association workshops

Association workshops are open to all members to attend

free of charge.

Over the years, many workshops have been held on topics

ranging from tendering/contracting, labour issues,

transport policy issues etc. Many of the workshops have

benefited all members, including SMME members, in

that they represent open discussion forums where

opinions are aired and discussed.

11 - Discount on membership fees

SMME members receive a discount on their membership

fees of 22%

12 - Discount on conference fees

SMME members pay 10% of the registration fee to attend

the SABOA Annual National Conference and Exhibition.

For the 2016 conference and exhibition, the registration

fee is R3 500 per person (inclusive of Vat) for a two-day

event whilst SMME members of SABOA will only pay R350

per person (inclusive of Vat).

13 - Free membership of SABOA

SMME members who operate with 30 or less buses and

join the Kuphelele Bus and Coach Solution Insurance

Scheme will be granted free membership by SABOA.

14 - Networking opportunities

One of the major benefits of a trade association

membership is the ability to network with other members,

exchange ideas and making a wide range of contacts within

an industry. SABOA offers many such opportunities through

its conference, membership meetings, a range of

committee meetings, members’ workshops, strategic

planning sessions, the technical social weekend etc.

15 - Voice of the bus industry

SABOA is a reputable organization that is governed by a

Constitution and a Code of Conduct, supported by a Vision

and Vision Values. Being part of SABOA is being part of the

VOICE OF THE BUS INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Members - Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct Download  >>here
Road Safety - Code of Conduct Download  >>here