ITS South Africa is a membership-based organisation representing the public and the private sector. It consists of government bodies and its implementation agencies across three tiers of government and of manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and consultants, users and potential users of ITS technology. It is incorporated as a Section 21 Company (Not for Gain) and holds an Annual General Meeting where a Board of Directors is elected to oversee its strategy and programme of action that is implemented by the ITS South Africa CEO.

The Intelligent Transport Society South Africa ensures that ITS and related organisations are kept up to date with the technology revolution, and allows one to harness the technology and gain the benefit it offers. Its strategic aim is to promote the deployment of ITS solutions aimed at making transport operations more efficient and people friendly as well as reducing transport-related incidents and reducing the carbon footprint of the transport sector.

ITS South Africa is member of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) and its African chapter (UATP), and is a member of the International Road Federation (IRF). ITS South Africa is also a Founder Member of ITS Africa together with ITS Ethiopia and ITS Nigeria.