The new CEO of SANRAL, Skhumbuzo Macozoma, is well-equipped to lead the national
roads agency into a new era of growth and an expanded mandate
to manage South Africa’s road infrastructure, says the Board of the South African National
Roads Agency (SOC) Limited.
Cabinet's announcement of the appointment of Mr Macozoma, Board Chairman Mr Roshan
Morar says he
is confident the appointment will be welcomed within the broader
engineering sector, the construction industry and the investor community.
Macozoma brings strong professional credentials and an
impressive track record of leadership and service in the industry. SANRAL is
fortunate to have
found someone of
his calibre and experience,” says Mr Morar.
Macozoma will succeed Mr Nazir Alli, the founding CEO of SANRAL as he
retires this month
after 18 years at the helm of the organisation.
Mr Morar emphasised that
the pace and direction of South Africa’s economic growth is dependent on the
quality of its infrastructure. SANRAL plays a leading role
in this space to ensure South Africa’s road network is well-managed
and in excellent shape – Mr Macozoma is well qualified to continue the agency
on this path.
Mr Morar says Mr Macozoma will take over the executive leadership of an organisation that is highly
regarded both locally and globally for the quality of its corporate governance
and its excellence in engineering and project management. SANRAL recently
unqualified audit report for the 13th consecutive year.
SANRAL now manages a
national road network of almost 22 000km in all nine provinces. It is
responsible for all national roads and a growing number of provinces are
agency to assume
responsibility for their strategic roads.
Macozoma holds a BSc (Civil Engineering) and a MSc in the same field. He was
the Chief Officer: Transport and Logistics of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local
Organising Committee in 2008 to 2010 and had served as a Transport Manager in
the same Committee from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, he was Chief Director:
Integrated Infrastructure Network Development in the National Department of
Transport (2003 - 2007) and had also worked as a Project Manager and Research
Engineer for the CSIR from 1993 to 2002. He also served as the Managing
Director of the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Currently, he is the CEO of the
Electronic Tolling Company and has in the past served as a non-executive
director of SANRAL.
previous positions in the past make him a well-rounded executive who is best
placed to lead SANRAL into the future, says the Board.
Mr Morar paid tribute to
Mr Nazir Alli who led the organisation since its establishment by the
government of President Nelson Mandela in 1998. “Nazir Alli is a visionary who truly
understands the crucial role of roads to connect people to places and keep the
wheels of the South African economy turning.
“We wish him well in his
future endeavours and know that SANRAL will in future be able to draw on his
experience and knowledge,” he says.