Today the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE), Cape Centre, donated R25 000 to Sea Rescue. The IRTE was founded in 1944 in the UK and is one of the most respected names in transport.
The IRTE has, over the years, developed strong links with many companies in the road transport and motor vehicle industries. IRTE members come from a wide variety of transport-related roles including apprentices and technicians in both the light and heavy vehicle and bus and coach sectors. As well as workshop managers, fleet engineers, transport managers, and senior professional engineers. Training and the promotion of safety and best practice are vital roles in the IRTE and we are involved in joint Technical Support investigations, presentation of monthly Technical Support lectures and discussion forums. Whilst membership of the Institute is through the London UK head office, there are three autonomous South African centres based in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. It is the intention of the Centres to improve the effectiveness and influence of the IRTE in Southern Africa through its involvement in automotive Technical and Legislative Support issues, liaison with Local, Provincial and National government on road traffic, and the education and training of technologically competent personnel for the road transport industry.