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The Centre for Transport Studies (CfTS) is proud to be associated with the following organisations whose generous support enables our work.


International funders

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH)

UK Aid Direct

UK DfID (United Kingdom Department for International Development)

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)

Volkswagen Foundation 

VREF  (The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations)

National funders


GTAC (Government Technical Advisory Centre of the South Africa National Treasury)

PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa)

SANRAL (South African National Roads Agency Soc Ltd.)

South African National Department of Transport (DoT)

Local funders

CHEC (Cape Higher Education Consortium)

City of Cape Town

NRF (National Research Foundation)

Western Cape Provincial Government


Partner universities and academic institutes

African Centre for Cities, South Africa

Columbia University, US

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport (LVMT), France

North-West University (NWU), South Africa

Queen's University, Belfast

Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre

Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

University of California, Berkeley, US

University College London, UK

University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa

University of Lagos, Angola

University of Leeds, UK

University of Malawi

University of Manchester, UK

University of Nairobi, Kenya

University of Namibia

University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa

University of Rwanda

University of Twente, Netherlands

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa

University of Zambia

Government partners

City of Cape Town

City of Ekurhuleni

City of Tshwane

National Treasury's Cities Support Programme (CSP)

Western Cape Provincial Government

Partner NGOs and consultancies

Bicycle Empowerment Network

CODATU (Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world)

Cycling Cities

ODA (Organisation Development Africa)

Open Streets




Transport for Cairo

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)