Official Launch of Go George Project | Western Cape Government


Official Launch of Go George Project

14 October 2015

On Friday, 16 October 2015, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George Municipality will officially launch the George Integrated Public Transport Network, Go George.

Over the past nine years, the Western Cape Government has been working in close partnership with the National Department of Transport, the George Municipality, the George minibus taxi and bus industry, as well as the people of George to develop a public transport system that will see George transformed.

The George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) is a project spearheaded by the Department of Transport and Public Works and has been years in the making. It is South Africa’s first non-metro integrated public transport system and has been adopted as the pilot project for the future roll out of other IPTNs outside of large cities.  Go George will offer George commuters affordable, scheduled, safe and reliable services, contributing to improved quality of life and much better access to opportunities. 

Premier Zille, Minister Grant and Mayor Stander will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the project.

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Event Details
     Friday, 16 October 2015
Time:    10:00 (Registration begins at 9:00, with proceedings scheduled to begin promptly at 10h00)
Venue: Conville Civic Centre, Cnr Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Pienaar Street, George 

RSVP​ : Anna-lize Pretorius on 082 518 9947/ or Chantel Edwards-Klose on 044 801 9160/ 

Note: Please RSVP as soon as possible to be accredited to attend the event. There will be no access without accreditation.

View the map to the Conville Civic Centre.

Media Enquiries: 

Michael Mpofu
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille
Cell: 071 564 5427

Siphesihle Dube
Spokesperson for Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant
Tel: 021 483 8954
Cell: 084 233 3811

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW