News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

N1 road closures in July 2018

22 June 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works is progressing well with the R487 million road construction project to upgrade 9 k Read More

25 year prison sentences for Metrorail train driver killers welcomed

21 June 2018

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

Recently upgraded R192 million Hessequa Road officially opened

12 June 2018

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

Minister Grant welcomes 15 year conviction for cable thief

8 June 2018

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

Update on Robertson - Bonnievale roadworks

7 June 2018

A plan is in place to make up for lost time on a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale. Read More

High Court's judgement on ongoing SANTACO Western Cape leadership dispute

7 June 2018

Statement by the Department of Transport and Public Works Read More

Progress update on roadworks between Ashton and Montagu

5 June 2018

A plan is in place to make up for lost time on a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate and upgrade various sections of the R60 and R62 between Ashton and Montagu through Cogmanskloof. Read More

#SEEANDBESEEN during the Western Cape’s rainy season

31 May 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is appealing to road users to exercise caution as the wet and more dangerous road conditions of winter settle in. Read More

Attempts to politicize taxi violence in Delft shortsighted

30 May 2018

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

Operation “THATHA ZONKE” a notable success

29 May 2018

21 May 2018 – 27 May 2018 The recent national bus strike led to illegal public transport operations and lawlessness by minibus taxi operators in the George area. Read More

Old Malmesbury Road roadworks reach practical completion

28 May 2018

Motorists are now able to travel on upgraded roads and bridges on the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal which were completed this month. Read More

Enforcement unit on the way to protect Metrorail commuters and infrastructure

24 May 2018

The City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government signed a memorandum of agreement which will see the formation of a dedicated enforcement unit to focus on the safety and security of Metrorail... Read More

Minister Grant officially opens R207 million N2 upgrade project

22 May 2018

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

Roadworks on the N1 from 14 to 18 May 2018

11 May 2018

Possible heavy traffic congestion is expected from Monday - Friday, 14 to 18 May 2018 The following lanes will be closed on the N1 for various roadworks operations which may cause heavy traffic congestion Read More

Minister Grant condemns the killing of two taxi drivers in Delft

11 May 2018

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

Good progress on R44 between Porterville and Piketberg

4 May 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is making good progress with a project to rehabilitate the R44 between Porterville and Piketberg. Read More

Possible heavy congestion due to roadworks on the N1

3 May 2018

Possible heavy traffic congestion is expected on 4 and 5 May, and from 7 to 11 May on the N1. The following lanes will be closed on the N1 for various roadworks operations which may cause heavy traffic congestion: Friday, 4 May 2018 Read More

Buttskop level crossing crash claims seven lives

27 April 2018

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

Fifteen people were killed this week on Western Cape roads

19 April 2018

Forensic Pathology Services data indicates 15 people were killed between 10 and 17 April on Western Cape roads. Ten of the fatalities were pedestrians (66%), and three were passengers. Read More

Motor vehicle licence renewal notices

12 April 2018

It has been brought to the attention of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) that motor vehicle licence renewal notices for 31 March 2018 were not dispatched.  The matter was investigated and the cau Read More