Dr Christo Venter is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP). He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in transport engineering and planning, public transport planning, and transport modelling. He received his Ph.D degree in transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998, and then worked for CSIR until he joined academia in 2003. His research interests focus on the intersection of transport policy, public transport deployment, and societal impacts within the challenging environment of African cities. He leads UP’s research collaboration with the international BRT Centre of Excellence, and is a serving member on several research advisory and editorial panels including that of the SAICE Journal. His recent research includes work on the impacts of Covid-19 on Work-from-Home and transport behaviour, minibus-taxi upgrading, and assessment of first and last mile environments.