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The third annual Women in Transport awards took place at Durban ICC in Durban, South Africa on 15 October 2019; the awards highlighted the exceptional women and organisations who have achieved outstanding results through leadership, innovation and commitment to the transport sector. Also bringing together Africa’s most renowned transport industry professionals, many of them longstanding attendees of the African Ports and Rail Evolution. An evening that inspired all.



MMC: Roads and TransportCity of Tshwane

Sheila Senkubuge

MMC: Roads and Transport
City of Tshwane


LecturerDurban University of Technology

Balungile Masuku

Durban University of Technology


African Marine Solutions Group

African Marine Solutions Group


South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)


Transformation SpecialistBombardier Transportation SA

Nogolide Ntshebe

Transformation Specialist
Bombardier Transportation SA


The South African economy needs greater active participation from women especially in crucial sectors such as Transport. The Women in Transport Awards is a platform to celebrate women achievers in this sector and their accomplishments as well as motivate the next generation of women business leaders and entrepreneurs. The Awards empower and embolden women to make a more significant contribution to the economy as well as address socio-economic issues such as gender equity and unemployment” Palesa Phili, Chief Executive Officer, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC – Judge

“Thank you for the positive night that inspired us. I felt so humbled to be in the finalist for such a challenging category of Excellence in Leadership. I hope this will go a long way for my personal profiling and branding, hopefully next year I will be sharing a different story with you emanating from this event night.”Precious Msibi, Transnet Pipelines – Finalist 

“I am delighted to have won the award; I was impressed with the preparations, the venue and overall happy to have spent the evening at the Women in Transport Awards.Cllr Sheila Senkubuge, MMC: Roads and Transport, City of Tshwane – Winner 

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