SANRAL Southern Region hosted a colourful and interactive stall at the day-long Nelson Mandela Bay Investor Seminar, held on 17 June 2015 at NMB Stadium, Port Elizabeth.
This is the first time that SANRAL had taken part in the busy event, which is in its third consecutive year, and communications representative Michelle Ah Shene said it had been a great success. Along with bright branding and informative material about SANRAL’s community development, careers and bursary programmes, the region also showed that SANRAL understands the future lies in technology by sponsoring a live demonstration of ‘how to build an app’. SANRAL is considering the development of a user friendly traffic and road condition advisory application (app) for mobile devices.
IT developers Maso Mngazi and Zolani Zweni, of Port Elizabeth web and software development firm Profecia IT, worked on developing the app while seated at the stall, providing Michelle with the opportunity to talk to visitors about this potential new value offering from SANRAL.
“Similar information is already available on our website and the app will need to be compatible with all SANRAL platforms,” Michelle explained.
Aside from the expo, the Investor Seminar offered dialogue and insights to local business, with top speakers in various fields sharing their knowledge and insights. SANRAL SR Project Manager Fanie van Aardt delivered a talk to visitor on the nearly completed Baywest interchange, which provides easy access to Port Elizabeth’s new Baywest Mall and surrounding development.
Author: MJ Botha @ Meropa Communications for SANRAL
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