News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Progress of Camera Surveillance at Level Crossing

5 June 2012

On Thursday, 7 June, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, and the Regional Manager of Metrorail Western Cape, Mthuthuzeli Swartz, will brief the media on the progress with regards to the camera surveillance... Read More

Ministers Carlisle and Plato Join Tough Stance on SA Roadlink

5 June 2012

Following reports of the latest scandal to rock SA Roadlink, Western Cape Transport Minister Robin Carlisle and his counterpart in Gauteng, Minister Ismail Vadi, have agreed to take tough action against the long-distance bus operator. Read More

Western Cape Road Fatalities Continue Strong Decline

3 June 2012

Western Cape Transport Minister Robin Carlisle has identified increasing responsibility among drivers as helping to maintain the decline in the number of deaths on the province's roads.Death Toll Comparison: Read More

Minister Carlisle Opens MR 559 Road between Saldanha Bay and Langebaan

29 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, this morning officially opened the R82-million road between Saldanha Bay and Langebaan. Read More

Minister Carlisle: Mitchell's Plain District Hospital Will be Completed on Time

28 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced that the 9 May 2012 fire in the Emergency Department of the Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, which is under construction, has not affected the target... Read More

Minister Carlisle Joins Member of the Public Laying Charges against Reckless Driver

27 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has this morning accompanied Capetonian Terry Debrick to the Paarl Police Station to lay charges of reckless and negligent driving against WC Douwland, the Forest... Read More

Minister Carlisle to Visit Weskus Special Needs School

22 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will be visiting Saldanha Bay's Weskus Special Needs School on 24 May to monitor minibus taxi traffic in Saldanha Road outside. Read More

Safely Home Interventions Yield a Significant Drop in Number of Arrests

15 May 2012

Minister Robin Carlisle has announced a 65% reduction in the number of arrests on the 71.6 km Average Speed Over Distance (ASOD) stretch, on the Aberdeen road near Beaufort West. Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Safely Home Fatality Statistics

13 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, Minister for Transport and Public Works, has released the fatality statistics for 2012, up until the end of April. Read More

Fire in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital Put Out

8 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, has said that arson was not suspected to be the cause of the fire that broke out in the emergency department of the Mitchell's Plain District Hospital on Wednesday, 9 May 2012. Read More

Minister Carlisle: It is Metrorail's Lawful Responsibility to Have Safe Trains

8 May 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has expressed concern that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa) defence in film technician Serge Loutala's R1.12m lawsuit against it will only further... Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Re-opens

3 May 2012

Geotechnical engineers completed their report on Chapman's Peak on Thursday, 3 May 2012, clearing the way for the pass to be opened as soon as possible. Read More

Chapman's Peak will Remain Closed while Slope Stabilisation Takes Place

3 May 2012

Chapman's Peak Drive was closed in the early hours of Thursday morning (3 May 2012) after a routine inspection had identified a possible slope failure site. Read More

Minister Carlisle Responds to Lack of Collaboration Accusations with Metrorail

18 April 2012

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works, has dismissed allegations by Mthura Swartz , Regional Manager of Metrorail Western Cape, that the minister spends more time "publicly denigrating" the rail network than collaborating with... Read More

Metrorail Cancels Minister Carlisle's Visit to its Facilities in Wake of Fare Hikes

16 April 2012

A scheduled inspection of Metrorail's Salt River depot by Robin Carlisle, Minister for Transport and Public Works, has been cancelled by Metrorail. The visit was part of a nationwide fact-finding tour and would have taken place on Monday afternoon. Read More

Minister Carlisle Challenges Cosatu and Chamber of Commerce to Distance Themselves from Fare Increase

3 April 2012

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister Robin Carlisle has asked why Metrorail, Cosatu and the Chamber of Commerce are negotiating the future of Cape Town commuters behind closed doors, without a single elected representative of the people... Read More

Minister Carlisle: It is My Business to Speak Directly to Struggling Commuters

2 April 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, took a train from Kraaifontein to Cape Town on Tuesday morning, 3 April 2012. Read More

Ministers Carlisle and Plato Launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for Easter Weekend

2 April 2012

All Safely Home programmes and initiatives aimed at increasing road safety during the festive season are in place as a transversal approach between the Western Cape Departments of Community Safety, Transport and Health. Read More

Minister Carlisle: COSATU and Chamber of Commerce Have Sold Out to Commuters

1 April 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, has said that "if it is true that Cosatu and the Chamber of Commerce have agreed with Metrorail to fare increases ranging between 13 and 21%, then it is regrettable that they have sold out... Read More

Ministers Carlisle and Plato to Launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for Easter Weekend

29 March 2012

On Monday 2 April, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, and Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato will launch the Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the Easter Weekend. Read More

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