News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Translux Bus Driver Resigns amidst Allegations of Reckless Driving

26 July 2012

The Translux bus driver photographed by a member of the public while allegedly overtaking illegally across a solid line has resigned from his position.Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, was informed by Translux of the driver's... Read More

Massive Increase in New Schools

25 July 2012

Media Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public WorksThe Western Cape has been entrusted with the very first project in the National Government's massive strategic infrastructure programme. Read More

Ministers Carlisle and Grant to Brief the Media on the Increased Number of Schools

25 July 2012

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, and Minister of Western Cape Education, Donald Grant, will be briefing the media on the schools built under the current administration, as well as the schools to be built in the current... Read More

Translux Bus and Driver Being Investigated for Illegal Overtaking

24 July 2012

Yesterday morning, 24 July 2012, a Translux bus was photographed by a member of the public while allegedly illegally overtaking across a solid line. The incident occurred about 50 km before Touws Rivier along the N1. Read More

Temporary Du Noon Clinic Will be Operational in October

24 July 2012

Following meetings with representatives of the Du Noon health committee, the tender process for the temporary Du Noon clinic in Racing Park, Montague Gardens, is now complete. Renovations to convert the warehouse into a health facility are expected... Read More

The Department of Transport and Public Works Celebrates "1 000 Lives Saved"

23 July 2012

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

Minister Carlisle Celebrates "1 000 Lives Saved"

22 July 2012

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, and the Department of Transport and Public Works: Safely Home are proud to celebrate the success that Safely Home has had in reducing roadside fatalities in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Carlisle Dedicates 67 Minutes to Newlands Train Station Refurbishment

17 July 2012

Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle, local Ward Councillor Ian Iversen, and Metrorail Strategic Operations Manager Eddie Chinnappen, dedicated their 67 minutes to painting over graffiti at the Newlands Train Station today. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Dedicate 67 Minutes to Train Station Refurbishment

17 July 2012

Transport and Public Works Minister, Robin Carlisle, along with local Ward Councillor, Ian Iversen, and in collaboration with Metrorail and the Newlands Residents' Association, will be dedicating 67 minutes to refurbishing the Newlands Train Station. Read More

Road Conditions on All Major Roads in the Western Cape are Safe and Open for Traffic

15 July 2012

The only exception is the Swartberg Pass, between Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert, which is still closed due to snowfalls. The road in the Swartberg Pass is a gravel road and is not a major traffic route. A date for its opening has not been set and... Read More

Woman Allegedly Assaulted May have Escaped Worse Fate

9 July 2012

A member of the public has approached the Ministry of Transport and Public Works with details which indicate that the woman who was allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver in Phillippi last month may have, through her caution, avoided a far more... Read More

Ministry of Transport and Public Works Appeals to Public to Help Identify Taxi Driver

7 July 2012

The Ministry of Transport and Public Works is appealing to any member of the public who may have witnessed an alleged brutal assault on a woman in Phillippi by a taxi driver. Read More

Western Cape Transport Officials Investigating Minibus Crash on Aberdeen Road in Eastern Cape

3 July 2012

A minibus involved in a crash in the early hours of Wednesday passed through the Western Cape's Average Speed Over Distance (ASOD) network on the R61 (Aberdeen Road) between Beaufort-West and the provincial boundary. The minibus crashed shortly... Read More

Minister Carlisle Issues Stern Warning to Fraudulent Driving Licence Seekers

2 July 2012

Following arrests made recently by the South African Police Service (SAPS) of Driving Licensing Testing Centre officials and driving school owners in Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, Minister Robin Carlisle has issued a stern warning to others seeking to... Read More