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Department of Transport and Public Works - Public Information: B

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 this week’s 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 term with tips from the Western Cape Education Department. We help you plan your child’s future and list new schools already opened this year and some scheduled to open later 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.

Transport takes the biggest share of the Department of Transport and Public Works 2019/20 R8.1 billion budget:

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.

Trunk Road 33 section 3 between Oudtshoorn to De Rust

We're currently rehabilitating Trunk Road 33 Section 3 between Oudtshoorn (KM 1.9) to De Rust (KM 35.4).

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: