WHAT IS FESARTA AND WHAT ARE ITS OBJECTIVES?

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Wednesday, 5th September 2012

FESARTA is a non-profit Section 21 Company, registered in South Africa.

It is a regional road transport association, representing the National Road Transport Associations (NRTAs) in East and Southern Africa at regional level.

Its sphere of operations covers the 16 countries in East and Southern Africa, though not all of the countries have effective NRTAs.

South Africa has the largest and most successful NRTA in the region.

Eight countries (DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe) have NRTAs which are of varying strength.

Five countries (Botswana, Burundi, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia) are represented by one person behind a desk in a company and who is the chairman of the NRTA.

Two countries (Angola and Lesotho) don’t have NRTAs at all.

Below is a table of FESARTA’s NRTA membership:

Country
Association
Strength
Angola ACOMA Non-functional
Botswana Botswana Hauliers Association Only just functional
Burundi Association Des Transporteurs Int. Du Burundi Only just functional
DRC Association Des Transporteurs Int. Katanga Only just functional
Kenya Kenya Transport Association Strong, active association
Lesotho Association of Lesotho Employers Non-functional
Malawi Road Transport Operators Association Strong, active association
Mozambique FEMATRO/Astrocama Functional and active
Namibia Namibia Logistics Association Strong, active association
Rwanda Rwanda Transport Association Functional and active
South Africa Road Freight Association Very strong association
Swaziland Swaziland Road Transport Association Functional and active
Tanzania Tanzanian Truck Owners Association Strong, active association
Uganda Uganda Commecial Truck Owners Association Only just functional
Zambia Fedhaul Only just functional
Zimbabwe Transport Operators Association Functional and active

 

FESARTA has two main objectives:

  • To provide a good service to its NRTA members, through information dissemination, advocacy and solving cross-border problems along the corridors in East and Southern Africa.
  • To improve the efficiency of transport in the region, lower transport costs and reduce poverty, through working with:
    • the three Regional Economic Communities (RECs), COMESA, EAC and SADC,
    • the two TradeMarks, TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and TradeMark Southern Africa (TMEA),
    • regional and international donors, eg USAID, DFID and
    • other regional associations, PMAESA (Port Management Association of East and Southern Africa), ASANRA (Association of Southern African National Roads Agencies), SARA (Southern African Railways Association), FCFASA (Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa) and FEAFFA (Federation of East African Freight Forwarding Associations)

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