• 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.

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The Southern African Railways Association

SARA is a ‘Non-profit Organisation’ domiciled in Zimbabwe formed in April 1996 in terms of its Constitution in response to increasing road competition. At its formation, SARA was to originally provide the SADC railways with a strong lobbying association to pursue advocacy for fair surface transport competition to be achieved through– “levelling of the playing field” between road and rail in terms of policy and regulations. Modal equity was to be achieved by enforcing the User Pays Principle where the road pays the full cost of road infrastructure or infrastructure support to railways by Governments. Members of SARA are predominantly railways in the SADC region, some major railway customers and suppliers, and other organisations with special interest in railways.

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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.