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GRSP ZA Vision
A South Africa free of road crash death and injury
GRSP ZA Mission
The GRSP ZA is committed to reducing road crash related fatalities and injuries in partnership with all sectors.
To mobilise resources from government business and civil society to support the development and implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy and action plan.
The Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA), in conjunction with Childsafe South Africa and the Department of Transport and Public Works, joined with supporting sponsors and took action during Global World Safety Week 4–10 May 2015 (as part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020).
With the theme was children and road safety: #SaveKidsLives, the week highlighted the plight of children on the world's roads to generate action to better ensure their safety; and promote the inclusion of safe and sustainable transport in the post-2015 development agenda.
With the support of GRSP ZA, Childsafe (in partnership with FedEx) started the week off with the inception of the Walk this Way Project in Delft, Cape Town on the 4 May 2015. The project aims to promote child pedestrian safety in five South Africa school zone areas by conducting road safety interventions, evaluating the results and sharing best practice both locally and abroad.Read more...
Joint Media Release from Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa and partners
29 April 2015
Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 'Children and road safety' (4-10 May, 2015)
As part of "Improving global road safety"-a new UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution requested WHO and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015. These UN global road safety weeks serve as important platforms for concerted advocacy to address the problem of road trauma which claim over 1.3 million lives across the world annually. Global, regional and national events involve governments, civil society, foundations, academia and the private sector to save lives by improving safety on the roads. As milestone events on the global road safety calendar, UN global road safety weeks give added impetus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and its goal of saving 5 million lives.Read more...
GRSP ZA recently started to coordinate monthly road safety workshops together with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport and Public Works as well as Childsafe South Africa.
These monthly workshops are hosted by Childsafe at their head offices in Cape Town, and is held every last Thursday of the month i.e. just before the pay day weekend. In essence, the idea is for road safety messages to be spread amongst the collectively reached stakeholders. Available data indicates a spike in fatal crashes and fatalities during the pay-day weekend. The last Thursday of each month was therefore deliberately chosen for this reason.
For more information on the GRSP ZA and Safely Home Road Safety Workshops and other road safety news please click here to download the GRSP ZA Newsletter - Issue no. 1 for 2015.
Media Releasefrom the Global Road Safety Partneship South Africa (GRSP ZA)
17 March 2015
The Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA) would like to extend their condolences to the Chabane family, the Minister of Transport; Honourable Minister Dipuo Peters and the Government on the passing on of the Minister of Public Service and Administration; Honourable Minister Collins Chabane in a car crash on the morning of 15 March 2015. We also express our sincere condolences to the families of the two security details, Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane who passed on together with Minister Chabane. This is indeed a sad and difficult moment for the country.Read more...