About Us

The Mobility Centre for Africa (MCA) NPC is a committed advocate for the development of future mobility solutions in collaboration with its partners in government, industry and academia.

MCA is driven by what we refer to as the “wicked 4” problems associated with the transport industry which are road crashes, affordability, emissions and traffic congestion.

MCA was borne out of a need to start a dialogue about and plan for the disruptive forces that are shaping the mobility in Africa.  Thus, we are driven by taking the African dialogue forward with respect to Connected, Autonomous, Shared and/or Electric mobility and championing a collaborative space wherein relevant and appropriate interventions, technologies, regulations and policies are explored together.

In the past, MCA has convened a number of roundtable meetings, conferences and workshops to deliberate on various topics that affect mobility in South Africa.

Key Objectives

  • Be a committed advocate for the development of future mobility solutions in collaboration with its partners in government, industry and academia.

  • Be an organisation that serves as a collaboration platform for the public sector, industry and academia to ensure an integrated approach in the research and development of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and connected vehicles (CVs), and to prepare South Africa’s and Africa's road and related infrastructure for the use of said vehicles through legislative changes, policy formulation and the establishment of infrastructure standards.

  • Serve as a platform for the incubation of start-up businesses and growth of established businesses in the new vehicle technology and intelligent road infrastructure components.

  • Roll out these technologies throughout Africa.

  • Continuously conduct research collaboratively, globally and locally, in an endeavour to find solutions to problems in key areas.

Our Journey

Oct, 2017

1st Future Mobility Roundtable, Durban – MCA launch attended by government, industry and academia stakeholders.

Nov, 2017

2nd Future Mobility Roundtable, Johannesburg – The event was hosted at the IDC in Sandton and covered topics like shared mobility, future of the automotive industry, green mobility, etc.

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