Mr. Lebogang Shaun Mhlanga, is a transport specialist with 13 years’ experience in public administration, transport planning and analysis, national budget and policy analysis for the Transport sectors across all modes i.e. Maritime, Aviation, Rail and Road subsectors. 6 of the years were obtained in a public entity of the Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Smart Mobility, Transport System and Operations as a Senior Researchers. The other 7 years were gained plying trade for the National Department of Transport and National Treasury’s Public Finance responsible for assessing budget proposals and reviewing service delivery trends in national government department of transport and its respective public entities.
Mr. Mhlanga is passionate about transforming South Africa’s integrated public transport network of mobility system in support of achieving social justice and positive sustainable development outcomes. Professionally, he has been extensively involved in major public transport reform projects that include the rationalization of subsidized inter-provincial commuter bus contracts, the development and update of the Gauteng household travel records in 2019/20, as well as modernization, transformation and integration of the minibus taxi industry into the broader public transport formal system since 2016.
Mr. Mhlanga is contributing as a thought leader participation in the SATC transportation conference publications, and is a student moderator for transport economics 3rd year students at the University of North West. He has great passion for responding to critical challenges and the need for tackling urban pollution, enabling inclusive mobility, transformation, socio-economic development, liveable cities, and energy scarcity using transportation as a fundamental tool to redress social justice in transport systems. He has leadership experience in public transportation planning, and management; and has strong relations with transport and mobility stakeholders across the built environment.
Mr Mhlanga holds a Master’s in Sustainability (Transport planning) obtained from Leeds University (United Kingdom) at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS); a Bachelor of Science in Transport Economics obtained from the North West University and an Honours Degree in Transport Economics from University of South Africa.