News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Roadworks begin between Prince Albert Road and Prince Albert

24 November 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R73 million project to reseal a 47 km stretch of road on the R407 between Prince Albert Road and Prince Albert. Read More

Section of N7 closed due to bridge repair

20 November 2017

The northbound carriageway of Trunk Road 11/7 (N7) near the Refinery Interchange Bridge (No. B4247) will be closed on 25 November 2017 between 5am and 4pm for emergency bridge work. Read More

Seven people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

20 November 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that seven people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Lives lost on our roads remembered on UN World Day of Remembrance

20 November 2017

Below is a speech delivered this morning (20 November 2017) by the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event hosted by South Africans Read More

Development programme for emerging contractors begins

16 November 2017

This week, 55 small Western Cape construction business owners began the 10-month Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) Contractor De Read More

Swartberg Pass open to traffic

16 November 2017

From Friday, 17 November 2017, traffic will once again be allowed to use the Swartberg Pass (R328 in the Central Karoo), but under certain conditions. Repair work is continuing, and stop/go controls will be in place at times. Read More

Three killed on Western Cape roads

13 November 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that three people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Update on Chapman's Peak Drive roadworks

13 November 2017

Roadworks on Chapman’s Peak Drive from the Hout Bay end to Lookout Point are progressing well. Another five or six days of full road closures will take place over the next two weeks. Read More

Speedy emergency repairs to damaged schools

7 November 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) expresses its sincere appreciation to the Education Infrastructure Emergency Maintenance Delivery unit for taking rapid action to ensure that storm damage to schools has been Read More

Eight people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

6 November 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that eight people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Roadworks begin on the R45 between Paarl and Malmesbury

3 November 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started maintenance work on the R45 between Paarl and Malmesbury. This R32 million project is expected to have been completed in mid-2018. Read More

Saying Goodbye

31 October 2017

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services said goodbye to four members with between 32 and 44 years’ service at a ceremony in Cape Town on 24 October 2017. Read More

Five killed on Western Cape roads

30 October 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that five people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Grabouw school gets new junior traffic training centre

27 October 2017

The Department of Transport of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and Theewaterskloof Municipality are confident that the new junior traffic training centre at the Kathleen Murray Primary School in Grabouw will help to reduce ch Read More

Upgraded R304 million R399 Piketberg Road officially opened

26 October 2017

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

Low water consumption in award-winning Green Building

25 October 2017

Earlier today (25 October 2017), Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille and officials of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) conducted a site Read More

Judge Ian Farlam concludes mediation in minibus taxi dispute

25 October 2017

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works  Last week, retired Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) Judge, Ian Farlam, concluded the two-week long mediation process which began immediately after his appointment on 2 October 2017. Read More

Minister Grant to officially open R304 million upgraded R399 Piketberg Road

25 October 2017

Tomorrow, 26 October 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Executive Mayor of the West Coast District Municipality, Alderman JH Cleophas, will officially open the newly upgraded R304.6 million Velddrif Read More

N2 roadworks to be completed by early December

24 October 2017

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate 7 km of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300, and to add a third lane in both directions, is nearing completion. Read More

Strengthening leadership in provincial traffic law enforcement

23 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is confident that the recent appointment of two regional managers in the Directorate: Traffic Law Enforcement will make a significant contribution to improving road safety in Read More