South Africa’s transport system is vast and includes roads, railways, airports and harbours that contribute 9% to GDP. Efficient and functional networks for transport provide people with mobility, access to employment, resources, medical care, recreational activities, and support economic growth and development. Well-designed transport systems can also minimise environmental and social impacts and improve health and wellbeing. The analysis of transport systems supports the effective and sustainable means of moving people and goods and services across and between countries.
Transport analysts can confer with government authorities, communities and engineers in the effective management of transport systems. They primarily work in an office environment but may need to travel to sites to assess transport functions or analyse disruptions.
Transport analysts require knowledge of varied transport infrastructure and regulations and practical mathematical and modelling ability, also benefitting from:
Plan and advise on routing and control of transport systems
Compile and analyse data on the interrelated factors impacting the transport system
Review and evaluate environmental impact reports
Provide advice on urban and regional planning issues and proposals
B.Com., B.Com. (Hons), M.Com. in Logistics at SU, UJ and UNISA
B.Com., B.Com. (Hons), M.Com. in Transport Economics at NMU, NWU, SU, UJ and UNISA
Diploma, Advanced Diploma, M.Tech in Logistics and Transport Management at CUT, NMU and VUT
National, provincial and local government.
Logistics and transportation companies.