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Enabling Environment

In compliance with the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communication & Meteorology, the TKC Governments established a TK Corridor Planning / Management Committee in 1999. TKC’s success can be attributed to the inherent political will by the three Governments of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, normally referred to as the TKC Governments, and the involvement of the private sector in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. The PPP arrangement has its origin from a tri-lateral agreement among the three Governments through a signed legal instrument – the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Development and Management of the Trans Kalahari Corridor hereinafter referred to as TKC MOU.

The MOU was signed by the Ministers responsible for Transport of the three (3) countries on the 3rd day of November 2003. The signing of the MOU cements the commitment of the three Governments to achieving the transport objectives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which recommends to “working with regional organisations to develop transport development corridors”. This commitment can be viewed in the context of attaining the goal of reducing transport costs and transit times to increase competitiveness of goods produced within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and indeed advocates and/or operationalise the Trade Facilitation instruments of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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Objectives

  • Simplify cross-border transactions and customs operations along the Corridor.
  • Facilitate the movement of goods and persons on the TKC by simplifying and harmonizing the requirements and controls that govern the movement of goods and persons with a view to reducing transportation costs and transit times.
  • Integrate the spatial, economic and transportation planning for the contracting parties.
  • Promote deeper integration by harmonization of conflicting Regulations and Policies of the three countries in line with the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) Integration of Trade, Transport, Logistics and Travel systems of the three counties with the objective of providing quality services at minimal costs, thereby increasing competitiveness of the SADC and SACU region Regulatory infrastructure The MOU places the responsibility for its operationalisation under the custody and jurisdiction of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee (TKCMC) constituting its Executive body.

The TKCMC comprises public and private sector stakeholders – a Public Private Partnership which serves as the transmission belt for the regulation and oversight of the development and implementation of seamless cross border trade/transport/passenger facilitation measures that enhance growth of corridor business. The TKCMC equally acts as a regional Corridor Facilitation Committee under the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communication and Meteorology.

Key actors of the TKCMC PPP arrangement include Transport Ministries/Departments, Transport Agencies, Customs Administrations, Immigration Authorities, Police Services, Port Authorities, Road Transport Associations, Freight Forwarders and Clearing Agents. Operationally the TKCMC is supported by the Technical Working Groups and Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS). The Secretariat oversees the day to day administration and operations of the agreement under the TKCMC leadership.

The over arching goal is to stimulate economic growth, trade promotion and creation of employment in the three countries, hence contribute enormously to countries’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) of poverty reduction and unemployment.

The Secretariat was established on March 1, 2007 and its Headquarters is in Windhoek, Namibia. As such, the corridor already serves as a model of a fully functional Corridor Management Institution (CMI) for cross border Trade and Transport facilitation in Southern Africa and beyond. Secretariat for TKC MC – Public Private Partnership

Strategic Foundation Mandate:

To facilitate the movement of goods and persons on the TKC by simplifying and harmonizing the requirements and controls that govern the movement of goods and persons with a view to reducing transportation costs and transit times.

Vision

To be the leading corridor in trade facilitation for socio- economic integration and development

Mission

To facilitate seamless movement of goods and people along the Trans Kalahari Corridor.

Structure

  •  TKC MINISTERS OF TRANSPORT SENIOR OFFICIALS/DG’S (TKCMC)
  • TKC SECRETARIAT WORKING GROUPS
  • RISK MANMAGEMENT & LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • BORDER MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
  • TRANSPORT PRIVATE SECTOR

Core Values

 Integrity: We conduct our business in line with our code of conduct that is anchored on honesty, trust, and fairness.

Reliability: We are trustworthy, dependable, faithful, and authentic in our dealings with our stakeholders.

Customer Centric:  We provide quality service by always responding promptly and respectfully to our stakeholder queries.

Consensus:  We consider the wisdom of all parties for the best decision possible in our dealings, (collective responsibility).

Innovation: We explore on available opportunities to create value by implementing new ideas in our operations to always maximize success in our business.

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Our Team

Who we work with

Strategic Partners

  • Transport and Infrastructure Authorities
  • Port Authorities
  • Customs Authorities
  • Freight and forwarding authorities
  • Servicing the TKC
  • Trade and Industry bodies
  • Financial and insurance institutions
  • Industrialist and developers
  • Immigration Authorities
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tourism Groups
  • Users of the TKC
  • Systems and Facilities
  • All Modal Transport Operators including Multi Mode Operators.
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