RTMS Workshop Update

by | Apr 4, 2023 | Coca-Cola

Hosted by Coca Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA), Olifantsfontein, 20 February 2019

Coca Cola Beverages South Africa played host to the latest RTMS workshop at its Olifantsfontein manufacturing facility on 20 February 2019. Approximately 120 delegates were warmly welcomed by Adjei Ndanganeni (CCBSA Logistics Manager), who provided some impressive statistics that demonstrated why CCBSA are the number 1 bottler in Africa and 7th largest globally by revenue.

The presentations provided delegates with a background to the RTMS and focused on the importance of safety and sustainability in road transport. Several case studies demonstrated the tangible benefits experienced by companies that have implemented RTMS in their operations. It was interesting to note that RTMS benefits were reported by large corporates such as Coca Cola Beverages SA and Air
Products SA as well as several emerging operators such as Africa Link Transport, Khanyi Ilanga and BR Khoza Carriers. Sunshine Bennet, the owner of Africa Link Transport, enthralled everyone with his inspiring life story, recounting how he went from being homeless to now owning a fleet of more than 70 trucks. Sunshine expressed how RTMS implementation enabled Africa Link Transport to compete with
the “bigger boys”. Watch the video of Sunshine’s inspiring story.

The presentation by Jonathan Richardson (Fleet Risk Manager, Coca Cola
Beverages SA) showed the journey of the global giant to achieving RTMScertification and acclaimed “diamond status”. Jonathan reported on the significant reduction in crashes, overloads and speed violations since the implementation of RTMS. Not to be outdone, Saphira Mamashela of Africa Link also displayed the notable reduction in overloads and speed violations. Especially impressive was the
60% reduction in accidents that Africa Link experienced since RTMS implementation. Air Products’ corporate policy states that “Nothing is more important than safety. Not production, not sales, not profits”. This philosophy was clearly demonstrated by their Vanderbijlpark facility that also achieved RTMS certification and presented a case study validating the positive impact of RTMS on their existing safety culture.

A presentation by Gideon Neethling (Company Engineer, Golden Arrow Bus Services) showed the applicability and benefits of RTMS in the bus industry. Gideon emphasised the critical importance of safety when one is transporting passengers as opposed to products. GABS’s fleet comprises 1100 vehicles and RTMS was used as a tool to assist with the very real challenges of an operation of such magnitude.

The South African National Accreditation Services (SANAS) represented by Mookho Morienyane (Accreditation Specialist) informed delegates of the essential role that SANAS plays to ensure that credible certifications are issued in compliance with the international ISO 17021 standard, thus engendering confidence and trust in the market place.

The workshop also included presentations by Steve Cornelius (Transport Specialist, Indwe Risk Services), Dr Paul Nordengen (CSIR), Adrian van Tonder (RTMS NPC), Kathy Bell (Standard Bank, Transport Specialist) and Oliver Naidoo (JC Auditors). One of the highlights of the day was the RTMS certificate awards to CCBSA, Air Products SA, BR Khoza Carriers, Skhwama Logistics, Khanyi Ilanga Transport and
Babcock Plant Hire.

After the workshop and a light lunch, the delegates were treated to a tour of the expansive CCBSA manufacturing facility. This brought to an end the 59th RTMS workshop and sincere appreciation goes to the CCBSA team for their very kind hospitality, which included unlimited complimentary CCBSA beverages on site for the duration of the event. Needless to say, the delegates left, having been thoroughly

Broad smiles all around from companies who had recently received RTMS certification

L-R Mookho Morienyane (SANAS), Jonathan Richardson (CCBSA), Phindile Sibanyoni (TASA),
Kamogelo Rapitso (SABS), Adjei Ndanganeni (CCBSA), Byron Ah Tow (Air Products SA), Paul Nordengen (CSIR),
Zinhle Nkosi (Skhwama Logistics), Adrian van Tonder (RTMS NPC), Motsamai Mohapi (Babcock Plant Hire)
Kathy Bell (Standard Bank), Mbhekeni Malinga (Skhwama Logistics), Ndimakazi Mankomo (Babcock Plant Hire)
Elvis Shabangu (Khanyi Ilanga), Oliver Naidoo (JC Auditors), Zamani Thwala (TASA)
Front David Nyathi (Air Products SA), Simphiwe Khoza (BR Khoza Carriers), Mauritz Bam (Khany Ilanga)

Coca Cola Beverages SA were proud to receive their RTMS certificate

L-R Jonathan Richardson (CCBSA Fleet Risk Manager), Dr Paul Nordengen (CSIR/RTMS NPC)
Adrian van Tonder (RTMS NPC), Adjei Ndanganeni (CCBSA Logistics Manager)

RTMS certification award validating the safety culture at Air Products SA (Vanderbijlpark)
Byron Ah Tow (Operations Manager) and David Nyathi (Engineer) receiving their certificate from RTMS NPC

Babcock Plant Hire received National RTMS certification
Ndimikazi Mankomo (Quality Manager) and Motsamai Mohapi (Operations Manager) receiving their certificate

Simphiwe Khoza proudly accepting their RTMS certification on behalf of BR Khoza Carriers

Skhwama Projects and Logistics worked hard to achieve their RTMS certification
Mbhekeni Malinga and Zinhle Nkosi accepted the recognition on behalf of Skhwama

Khany Ilanga (Mbombela) were excited to receive their certificate
Mauritz Bam (Operations Manager) and Elvis Shabangu (Owner) receiving their certificate