Herrie Schalekamp

Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town

Dr. Herrie Schalekamp works as a research-led practitioner and member of the academic staff at the Centre for Transport Studies at the University of Cape Town. His work centers on public transport reform in Sub-Saharan African cities. In particularly, he focuses on how the minibus operations that provide mass transport in these cities might be supported to better respond to urban mobility needs. Key aspects of his work include: explorations of the business aspirations of minibus operators; alternative mechanism through which public agencies can build positive relationships with minibus operators; and the potential of new technologies to improve minibus services and facilitate a shift away from fossil fuel dependence.