News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Minister Carlisle Challenges Vehicle Testing Stations to Join Safely Home

10 November 2009

Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle has challenged the 95 vehicle testing stations throughout the province to provide Free Safety Checks to motorists in time for the festive season. Read More

Santaco Western Cape is the Official and Only Representative of the Mini Bus Taxi Industry in the Province

4 November 2009

The management of the SANTACO Western Cape Provincial Taxi Council (SANTACO) met with the Minister yesterday to discuss a range of issues. Mr Philip Taaibosch, National Secretary General of SANTACO was also present. Read More

Chapman's Peak Open in Time for Summer

8 October 2009

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has, today, re-opened Chapman's Peak Drive. Minister Carlisle is relieved that Chapman's Peak Drive will now be open for traffic following a 16 months closure. Read More

Statement by Minister Robin Carlisle on New Bus Subsidy System.

2 October 2009

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works and Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) (Pty) Ltd have, on Wednesday 30 September, reached an agreement to change bus subsidy from a passenger to a kilometer based system - necessitated by a... Read More

More Vehicle Impound Facilities Urgently Needed as Safely Home Campaign Begins

26 September 2009

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has today announced plans to increase the number of pound facilities in the province. Read More

Public Transport Vehicles Without Operating Licenses will be Impounded

6 September 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle today met with one of the SA Roadlink's senior managers. Mr. Read More

Minister Summons Bus Company; Contemplates Confiscation

5 September 2009

Minister Robin Carlisle will summon SA Roadlink to a meeting early next week to explain why its buses continue to disregard traffic and transportation laws despite its assurances to the Minister in July that it was committed to comply with all... Read More

Joint Statement by Ministers Robin Carlisle and Adv. Lennit Max on Province-Wide Bus Blitz Operation

11 August 2009

The Ministers of Transport and Community Safety Robin Carlisle and Adv. Lennit Max have released the results of the province-wide bus blitz operation with a particular focus on the Beaufort West border. Read More

Minister is to Release a Weekly Update on the Delayed Re-opening of Chapman's Peak

10 August 2009

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle last Friday met with Entilini to interrogate the delayed re-opening of Chapman's Peak Drive. Minister Carlisle expressed his and the public's frustration and disappointment during the frank... Read More

Re-opening of Chapman's Peak Drive Postponed

6 August 2009

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has been informed by Entilini that they are unable to fulfill their commitment to re-open Chapman's Peak Drive this month.  Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday. He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only... Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday.He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only survivor... Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday.He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only survivor... Read More

Joint Statement by Western Cape Minister of Transport and Community Safety

14 July 2009

Bus Blitz As a direct response to the recent fatal bus accident in Beaufort West, the Departments of Transport and Community Safety will launch an intensive blitz on all buses entering and leaving the Province. Read More

Joint Statement by Western Cape Minister of Transport and Community Safety

14 July 2009

Bus Blitz As a direct response to the recent fatal bus accident in Beaufort West, the Departments of Transport and Community Safety will launch an intensive blitz on all buses entering and leaving the Province. Read More

Taxi Council and Minister Discuss Improved Customer Service and 2010

1 July 2009

Joint Statement by Minister of Transport and Western Cape Provincial Taxi Council Read More

Taxi Council and Minister Discuss Improved Customer Service and 2010

1 July 2009

Joint Statement by Minister of Transport and Western Cape Provincial Taxi Council Read More

Department of Transport and Public Works Lays Criminal Charges againts George Taxi Operators

25 June 2009

Media Statement by Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksGeorge Taxi Thuggery will not be Tolerated Read More

Department of Transport and Public Works Lays Criminal Charges againts George Taxi Operators

25 June 2009

Media Statement by Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksGeorge Taxi Thuggery will not be Tolerated Read More