News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Vulnerable road users account for almost half of road deaths this week

15 February 2018

Forensic Pathology Services data indicates 13 people were killed on Western Cape roads in the week of 7 to 13 February. Six pedestrians were among the dead, accounting for almost half of those killed (46%). Read More

Provincial Traffic Services shows zero tolerance for corruption

9 February 2018

Thirty-five motorists have been arrested in the last year attempting to bribe Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services officers. Read More

Dedicated enforcement unit to protect Metrorail commuters and infrastructure

9 February 2018

Joint media release between the City, Western Cape Provincial Government and PRASA Read More

Construction of new arrestor bed on Sir Lowry's Pass

8 February 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R14 million project to construct a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass Road. Read More

SANParks assists to secure Groote Schuur water supply

7 February 2018

The South African National Parks (SANParks) is assisting the provincial Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) with groundwater operations to secure water supply Read More

R27 West Coast Road to be closed for materials testing

7 February 2018

The R27 West Coast Road will be closed for materials testing on the following days: Read More

Macassar learners receive free shoes

1 February 2018

A total of 56 joyful learners from False Bay Primary School in Macassar received donations of shoes today (1 February 2018). Read More

Children and senior pedestrians at risk on Western Cape roads

31 January 2018

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services (PTS) indicates that nine people died on the province’s roads this week, one of them a pedestrian killed in an alleged hit-and-run on the N7. Read More

Weekly road safety report: 17 - 23 January 2018

25 January 2018

Good news as Forensic Pathology Services data indicates a 4,3% drop in Western Cape road traffic fatalities in 2017 compared to the previous year. Read More

Nineteen motorists arrested for alleged drink driving this weekend

22 January 2018

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that 5 people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. A total of 19 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

George to get additional vehicle licence mark

18 January 2018

On 12 January 2018, the Department of Transport and Public Works published a notice in Read More

Stilbaai roadworks nearing completion

18 January 2018

A R156 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate and make design improvements to the R305 between Stilbaai and the N2 is nearing completion. Read More

N1 road closure notice

15 January 2018

The N1 (TR9/1) Outbound Carriageway will be closed due to the installation of formwork required for the Old Oak West Bridge deck reconstruction from Saturday, 27 January (7pm) to Sunday, 28 January (9am). Read More

Eight people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

15 January 2018

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that eight people died on the province's roads over the weekend. A total of 18 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Western Cape Government condemns fatal shooting of Metrorail security guard

10 January 2018

Statement by Minister Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Road closures expected during holiday break

15 December 2017

Motorists can expect delays on the following roads where there will be one-lane closures: Cogmanskloof Bridge (R60 near Ashton), the R44 near Gouda, Annandale Road near Stellenbosch, and the R44 between Porterville and Piketberg. We ask motorists to... Read More

Construction of new District Six community health facility is complete

14 December 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has completed the construction of the new District Six Community Health Centre. Read More

Creating booze-free roads in the Overberg

14 December 2017

The pilot Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP) has been in operation for 12 months. Compared to the previous 12-month period, road traffic fatalities decreased by 29,7%. In the priority category of pedestrians, fatalities decreased by 51,6%. Read More

New mobile alcohol evidentiary unit to combat drink driving over Festive Season

14 December 2017

Tomorrow, 15 December 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will reveal the Department’s newly acquired Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Read More