News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Minister Carlisle Responds to RTMC Statements

22 December 2011

Media Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Carlisle: National Traffic Police are Welcome in Western Cape, under Proper Authority

21 December 2011

Media Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Carlisle Challenges Motorists to Respond to Safely Home's "Be a Hero" Campaign

21 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has challenged motorists to "answer the call" of the Western Cape Government's "Be A Hero" advertising campaign over the festive season. Read More

Minister Carlisle Laments a "Brutal, Bloody Night" on Western Cape Roads

20 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has described last night as a "brutal, bloody night on Western Cape roads"."As the night proceeded, so the list of mostly innocent victims steadily rose," Minister... Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Public Comments on Crash Witness Campaign

18 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released the comments from the safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za website received up until 15:00 on the launch day of the campaign on Wednesday, 7 December 2011. Read More

Minister Carlisle Joins SANTACO's Mandla Mata for Free Vehicle Safety Test

18 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, and Mandla Mata, the first Deputy Chairman of the South African National Taxi Council in the Western Cape, today took their private car and taxi respectively for a free... Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Latest Western Cape Road Fatality Statistics

18 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released the latest fatality stats for the festive season, which began on 1 December 2011. Read More

Minister Carlisle: Southern Cape's George Airport Revamped Intersection Signage Completed

14 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the completion of improvements to the R102/R404 intersection near George Airport in the Southern Cape. Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Second Round of Crash Witness Campaign Videos

13 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, has released the second round of Crash Witness campaign videos, which can be viewed at safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za. Read More

Minister Carlisle Lauds Murder Convictions for Jacob Humphreys

11 December 2011

Jacob Humphreys, the driver of the taxi in which ten children died on 25 August 2010, has been convicted of ten counts of murder and four of attempted murder in the Cape Town High Court this morning. Read More

Minister Carlisle Launches Crash Witness Campaign

5 December 2011

Media Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Media Alert: Minister Robin Carlisle Launches "Crash Witness" on New Safely Home Website

4 December 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will tomorrow host a press conference where he will launch Safely Home's Crash Witness Campaign, which, for the first time in South African history, will provide the... Read More

Remedial Action to Stem High Rate of Death and Injury of Children on the Roads

4 December 2011

Media Statement by Theuns Botha, Minister of Health Read More

Minister Carlisle Announces Three-Hour Closure of Tradouw Pass for Cycle Challenge

24 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the three-hour closure of Tradouw Pass tomorrow, Saturday, 26 November 2011. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Meet Taxi Industry after Horrific N1 and N7 Crashes

21 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has said that he will request a meeting with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in the Western Cape after the horrific N1 and N7 taxi... Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases N1 Crash Statistics

14 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released crash statistics for the Laingsburg to Prince Albert section of the N1 for the past ten years, saying that he planned to introduce Average Speed Over... Read More

Minister Carlisle and Minister Plato: Reaction to N1 Crash

14 November 2011

Transport and Public Works and Community Safety ministers, Robin Carlisle and Dan Plato, will closely monitor the investigation into this morning's horror crash on the N1, which claimed the lives of 20 commuters. Read More

Minister Carlisle: Chapman's Peak Drive Open to Traffic

9 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the re-opening of Chapman's Peak Drive."I would like to thank all members of the team that worked from daybreak yesterday through to 21:00, when the road... Read More

Minister Robin Carlisle Provides Update on Chapman's Peak Road Closure

8 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has provided an update on the latest developments on Chapman's Peak Drive, which was closed yesterday after a Level 4 rock fall. Read More

Minister Carlisle Announces Chapman's Peak Road Closure

7 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the closure of Chapman's Peak Drive this afternoon. Read More