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Validating an integrated decision-support framework for road transportation in Gauteng, South Africa

Greorg H. Backeberg
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 3, No 1 | a53 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v3i1.53 | © 2009 Greorg H. Backeberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 2009 | Published: 15 November 2009

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Greorg H. Backeberg, Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

The South African government has committed itself to creating “a better life for all”. Furthermore, government performance became important for the South African government with the introduction of the Public Finance Management Act. Backeberg (2005) uses systems thinking to propose a holistic transportation performance quantification framework to achieve the above. The purpose of this research is to validate the above framework by demonstrating its practicality and usefulness. This is done by populating the framework with representative transportation statistics from various sources. The study demonstrates how improvements could be prioritised if adequate information were to be available.

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