Deputy Minister Lisa Mangcu Marks International Level Crossing Day in Northern Cape

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On June 15, 2023, the Deputy Minister of Transport, Lisa Mangcu, will commemorate International Level Crossing Day (ILCAD) in Ulco, Northern Cape. The event is a joint effort between the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), Traxtion, and AfriSam and aims to raise awareness about level crossing safety. ILCAD is an annual event led by the International Union of Railways (UIC), supported by railway communities across 28 countries worldwide.

Ulco: A High-Risk Area for Level Crossing Incidents

Ulco, a small town in the Northern Cape, has a busy intersection utilized by pedestrians and motorists, including school children. This intersection poses potential risks and hazards in terms of level crossing incidents. Therefore, the commemoration will take place at the private siding line operated by Traxtion and AfriSam, which connects to the Transnet line.

Deputy Minister’s Participation and Event Details

During the event, Deputy Minister Mangcu will participate in a walkabout at the siding, followed by an inspection. Journalists are invited to attend the event and shed light on the importance of level crossing safety. The event details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023
  • Time: 08:00
  • Venue: AfriSam, Ulco, Northern Cape

Media Guidelines and Safety Precautions

Media representatives attending the event or requesting interviews are required to contact Mr. Tshegofatso Maake, Ms. Ivy Masale, or Ms. Celine Morolong. It is important to note that media representatives must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including safety boots, safety vests, and hard hats, during the event.

The Importance of International Level Crossing Day

ILCAD’s primary objective is to promote global awareness of level crossing safety, addressing the risks and hazards to pedestrians and motorists. Level crossing incidents can lead to severe consequences, including injuries, fatalities, and extensive damage to property and infrastructure.

The annual event coordinated by the UIC encourages railway communities to participate actively and highlights the importance of a collaborative approach towards improving level crossing safety. The UIC’s commitment to this cause reflects the value placed on human life and the need for continued efforts in addressing safety concerns.

Private Sector Stakeholders’ Role in Promoting Safety Initiatives

Traxtion and AfriSam’s involvement in the commemoration of ILCAD in Ulco underscores the role of private sector stakeholders in promoting safety initiatives. Their collaboration with the RSR and Deputy Minister Mangcu reflects the need for a united front in tackling level crossing safety challenges.

Empowering the Northern Cape Community

The commemoration of International Level Crossing Day in Ulco, Northern Cape, empowers the community to learn more about the potential risks and hazards at busy intersections. Knowledge of these risks will enable them to make informed decisions and take necessary precautions when approaching level crossings. The event serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to prioritize safety at these crucial points, minimizing the risks associated with level crossings.

The commemoration of International Level Crossing Day in Ulco, Northern Cape, is an essential step towards raising awareness about level crossing safety. The collaborative efforts of the RSR, Traxtion, AfriSam, and Deputy Minister Mangcu demonstrate the importance of a united approach in addressing this critical issue. Through this event, the community will gain valuable insights into the risks and hazards at level crossings, ultimately leading to a safer environment for all.

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