SANRAL gets new chief executive

SANRAL gets new chief executive

Cabinet has approved the appointment of Skhumbuzo Macozoma as chief executive of the South African Roads Agency Limited, the parastatal announced on Thursday. 


Macozoma will replace Nazir Alli who has been at the helm of Sanral since its it was founded 18 years ago. Alli retires at the end of September.

“Mr Macozoma brings strong professional credentials and an impressive track record of leadership and service in the industry. Sanral is fortunate to have found someone of his calibre and experience,” Sanral board chairman Roshan Morar said in a statement.

Morar said he was confident Macozoma’s appointment would be “welcomed within the broader engineering sector, the construction industry and the investor community”.

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Macozoma holds a masters of science degree in civil enginineering. His past jobs include managing director of the Johannesburg Roads Agency before moving to the Electronic Tolling Company where he served a short stint as chief executive officer.

The Sanral board said his previous posts made him “a well-rounded executive who is best placed to lead Sanral into the future”.

The board also paid tribue to Alli.

“Nazir Alli is a visionary who truly understands the crucial role of roads to connect people to places and keep the wheels of the South African economy turning,” said Morar.

“We wish him well in his future endeavours and know that SANRAL will in future be able to draw on his experience and knowledge.”

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