Transport Month focus at First Thursday | Western Cape Government


Transport Month focus at First Thursday

4 October 2017

Making it easier for residents to travel around the city is the focus of this week’s First Thursday.

October is Transport Month, and First Thursday at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities will showcase exciting developments in sustainable transport technologies.

It is a partnership between Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works, and GreenCape.

The official theme of the evening is Transport technology: exploring efficient, alternative mobility options to reduce congestion and ease commuter travel. 

The programme will include:

  • Local and national providers exhibiting smart transport technologies and a subsequent round of elevator pitches on the various technologies displayed
  • A panel discussion featuring Minister Winde, Minister Grant and Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, City of Cape Town and Bonnie Horbach of the Dutch Consulate
  • Opportunities to test drive a Low-speed Electric Vehicle (pictured), a BMW I3 and an Ewizz Electric Scooter


Date:              5 October 2017
Venue:           142 Long street (just off the corner of Long and Dorp street)
Time:               5 pm (for 5:30 pm) to 8 pm

Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture

Western Cape Government

142 Long Street, Cape Town


Tel: 021 483 3550

Cell: 060 970 4301



Twitter: bronwynnejooste