• Southern African
    Railways Association

    Delivering a cost effective, regionally integrated
    seamless and predictable railway transport service
    advocating for a sustainable fair surface transport
    policy in the SADC region.

    About Us Members

The Southern African Railways Association


A leading provider of world class total logistics solution for the region by 2030


To facilitate trade in the region through provision of cost effective and efficient total logistics solution


The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan identifies seven high-level goals to provide management guidance for SARA through to 2022. These goals are:
  • Increase rail market share to at least 40%
  • Establish and align service delivery standards to meet customer expectations
  • Meet operational safety standards and "0" accidents per gross tonne-km
  • Comply with national/regional legislation, treaties & governance code of conduct
  • Attain operating profit margin of at least 15%
  • Advocacy for pro-rail policy & implementation of UN-SDG

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The current SARA strategy addresses five strategic focus areas of advocacy and lobbying, infrastructure development, railway operations, resource mobilisation, marketing and publicity and safety.