Provincial Traffic Chief Recognised at National Awards
The expertise of provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa was acknowledged by the national Department of Transport at the 2015 Transport Awards ceremony held in Bloemfontein recently.
He received the first runner-up award in two categories:
- Best Transport Official Nominated by Public.
- Best Innovation in Service Delivery.
At the same event, Africa accepted the second runner-up award in the Best Performing Institute in Transport category on behalf of the Department of Transport and Public Works.
Africa, who hails from Worcester, said he feels proud.
“These awards will motivate my colleagues in the traffic sector because they can see that professionalism and dedication to one’s career is recognised.”
Africa’s dedication to road traffic safety has always been one of his many strengths. Today, he is responsible for about 450 traffic officers, 12 traffic centres, four impoundment centres, nine weighbridges, two shadow centres (where suspected drunk drivers are tested), as well as road safety management and traffic training and development.
Over one thousand people have already died on Western Cape roads this year. He says that the traffic authorities have an important role to play in reducing the carnage on Western Cape roads, but they cannot do this alone.
“Each and every one of us should improve our road user behaviour, respect one another on the road and respect the safety of others. Only if we behave responsibly, can we make a difference together.”