Top professionals join SANRAL’s leadership team

Three accomplished professionals with extensive experience in the engineering and transport sectors were appointed to senior leadership positions in SANRAL.

Dumisani Nkabinde is the new Regional Manager for SANRAL’s Eastern Region, Randall Cable will be responsible for the Western Region and Progress Hlahla will lead the agency’s Northern Region. Their appointments took effect beginning of April.

Skhumbuzo Macozoma, the CEO of SANRAL, says the new appointments will strengthen SANRAL’s senior management team at a time when the organisation has embarked on a new stage of its journey to manage and maintain the country’s primary road network.

“We are also committed to the comprehensive transformation of the construction and engineering sectors through the greater participation of black- and women-owned companies in major projects,” he says.

SANRAL is proud that all three senior appointments were made from within the ranks of the agency which demonstrates the success of its internal transformation and leadership development programmes, Macozoma says.

Dumisani Nkabinde is a professional engineer with more than 14 years’ experience in the civil and construction sectors. He joined SANRAL in 2007 as a project manager based in Pietermaritzburg and has, subsequently, been responsible for key projects in the region which covers KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State.

He has a BSc-degree in Civil Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an MBA and a Master’s degree from Stellenbosch. He served on the executive of the World Road Association and is currently part of an international committee to rewrite global standards for road and bridge construction.

The new Western Region Manager, Randall Cable, joined SANRAL in 1999 shortly after obtaining a Master’s degree in traffic and transportation engineering from Texas A&M University in the United States.

He has published research and papers on traffic management and the utilisation of technology and infrastructure to improve road safety and served on technical commissions to revise the World Road Association’s road safety manuals. SANRAL’s Western Region stretches across the Western Cape and Northern Cape.

Progress Hlahla is the new Regional Manager responsible for Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West. Prior to joining SANRAL in 2016 he gained experience in the private sector in the South African, Zambian, Mozambican and Zimbabwean project engineering environments.

He holds an MSc-degree in project and construction management from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of several professional bodies in South Africa and the United Kingdom.