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General information publications, listed alphabetically. These documents are also placed under the relevant life events and categories in Your Life and Topics.

Parents, we understand that the back to school mayhem can be stressful.

Prepare for the back to school traffic rush with these road safety tips. We also help you mentally prepare for a stress-free start to the new year with tips from the Western Cape Education Department. We help you plan your child’s future and list school construction projects to be completed this year.

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We encourage all road users to be patient when approaching a construction site.

The Department of Transport and Public Works completed the construction of the Beaufort West Forensic Pathology Laboratory in April 2012.

The new laboratory brings forensic services closer to the community of Beaufort West and its surrounding areas. This lab will relieve some of the pressure off the only other major lab within the Karoo based in George.

You should consider a career in town/ urban/ regional planning if you have a passion for making physical space like property, transport and housing work economically, socially and environmentally, especially for those using it as a home, or to access work.

Transport takes the biggest share of the Department of Transport and Public Works 2020/21 R8.8 billion budget:

The Department of Transport and Public Works offers a four year apprenticeship programme to prepare students for the working world.

When qualified, apprentices can study further at a higher education institution (HEI) toward becoming a mechanical engineering technician or an engineer.

The Department of Transport and Public Works is responsible for maintaining and upgrading provincial roads in the Western Cape's road network including new road projects.

The Department of Transport and Public Works builds, repairs and upgrades Western Cape provincial roads. It aims to promote positive socio-economic outcomes and safe, empowered and connected communities with its infrastructure.

Below are major road projects currently underway. Recently completed projects are also featured.

South Africa’s transport network system, which includes transport by road, rail, air and sea, is more than a means of getting from one point to another. It plays a critical role in the economy by enabling the movement of people, goods and services.


Transport by rail contributes to the economy in three major ways: