News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Minister Carlisle to Appeal Convicted Cyclist Killer's "Slap on Wrist" Sentence

28 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has reacted with "shock and outrage" to the news that Andries Zuiderma "was yesterday effectively let off for killing cyclist Jan-Hendrik Olivier, also 39". Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Open to Traffic

28 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, announced that Chapman's Peak was re-opened to traffic as of 13:00 this afternoon. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Address South Africa National Taxi Council (SANTACO)

27 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will address members of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) at 12:30 today. Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Closed Due to Rock Fall

27 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the closure of Chapman's Peak Drive on Wednesday morning at around 06:30 due to a rock fall in the early hours of the morning. Read More

Minister Carlisle: Metrorail Must Find Long-Term Solutions

25 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has confirmed that his Department is prepared to contribute money towards the protection of Metrorail assets in Cape Town. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Welcome Home Tourism Interns from USA

25 July 2011

On Wednesday, 27 July, Western Cape Tourism Minister Alan Winde will welcome home Woodstock resident Babalwa Tshabalala, Wellington resident Marche Jones and Brackenfell resident Dylan Anderson. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

17 July 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety The last weekend of the Winter School Holiday period saw 23 Safely Home roadblocks set up by Provincial Traffic, SAPS and Municipal Traffic to help ensure that road users get safely home. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Officially Open Khayelitsha's Revamped SACLA Centre

17 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Transport and Public Works Minister in the Western Cape, will cut the ribbon this afternoon at the SACLA Centre in Khayelitsha, unveiling a facility that has undergone "an extreme makeover" over the past eight months. Read More

Minister Carlisle Calls on Pub, Shebeen, Club and Restaurant Owners to "Help Eliminate Drunk Driving"

7 July 2011

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

Minister Carlisle Calls on Eyewitnesses to Come Forward

6 July 2011

At 01:00 in the morning of Thursday, 16 June 2011, a horrific crash occurred on the N2 at the R300 turn-off. Two women were killed when a Mercedes Benz C Class drove into the back of the Toyota Yaris in which they were travelling. Two young girls in... Read More

Minister Carlisle Wants Metrorail to Get Trains from the Eastern Cape

3 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has suggested that "Metrorail get trains from the Eastern Cape, where there is an oversupply, to bring the number of train sets closer to the 120 needed in Cape Town". Read More