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National Treasury of South Africa

Haniefa Gaibe

Public Transport Component Lead

Haniefa Gaibe is a professionally registered engineer who holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, specialising in Transportation Engineering. With two decades of experience in the field of traffic and transportation planning, she has worked in both the private and public sectors. Haniefa has a proven track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams in various capacities, including managing public transport operations, assessing transport business plans, developing integrated transport strategies, overseeing public transport management systems and implementing Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems.  

Haniefa’s unwavering passion lies in strengthening the capabilities and capacity of governmental departments to facilitate the delivery of sustainable and integrated transportation solutions that benefit all users. Currently, she serves as the lead for the public transport component within the National Treasury’s Cities Support Programme (CSP). In this role, she acts as a catalyst for change and a facilitator of collaboration and integration, with the CSP’s ultimate goal of establishing an enabling intergovernmental fiscal system and policy environment that supports metropolitan cities in South Africa. 

In 2022, Haniefa was named as one of the Top 50 Inspiring Women in STEM through her work in the transport and mobility industry.   

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