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News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Minister Carlisle: Metrorail Must Stop the Stone Throwers

28 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has called on Metrorail "to stop the stone throwers that in a little over week have struck at least three train commuters". Read More

Minister Carlisle: Metrorail's Regional Manager is Wrong About Fare Increase Being Justified

25 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, has said that Metrorail Western Cape Regional Manager Mthura Swartz "is incorrect when he states that the shocking planned increase of 27% in rail fares is justified because Metrorail fares... Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Highlights of Budget Speech 2012/2013

22 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released a short preview of his department's Budget Speech 2012, which will be delivered in the Provincial Legislature at 16:30 on 23 March. Read More

Minister Carlisle Slams Metrorail Fare Increase as "Totally Unacceptable"

21 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has said that he wants Metrorail "to adjust its planned fare increase from the totally unacceptable 27% planned for 1 April 2012 to a single-digit figure". Read More

Minister Carlisle Accepts 10 000 US Dollars on Behalf of Nyanga Orphanage

11 March 2012

On 12 March, Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will accept a cheque to the value of 10 000 US dollars from a group of Americans on behalf of Nyanga orphanage Emasithandane. Read More

Minister Carlisle Welcomes Chapman's Peak Ruling in Cape High Court

11 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has welcomed Judge Rosheni Allie throwing out an urgent application to try and halt construction on Chapman's Peak. Read More

Minister Carlisle Supports Call to Stamp out Corruption in Construction

8 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, said he supported the call by Pieter Kotzé, the President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, to stamp out corruption in the construction industry. Read More

Road Deaths Decrease Beyond Halfway Mark

6 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced that "for the first time in more than five years, the February Western Cape road death toll has dropped to under 100". Read More

AARTO Implementation Postponement Represents "a Sound Decision"

5 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has welcomed the decision announced at the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) meeting in Pretoria yesterday that the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic... Read More

Minister Carlisle Addresses Massive Taxi Prayer Meeting in Nyanga

3 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has called the prayer meeting at Nyanga Taxi Rank in Cape Town this morning "an historic occasion in the public transport sector". Read More

20 Years' Sentence for Jacob Humphreys Sends Strong Message to Road Killers

27 February 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has said that while the 20 years' sentence handed to Buttskop child killer Jacob Humphreys "will not bring those ten children back to their families, the judiciary has... Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases Shortened Link to Chapman's Peak Brochure

27 February 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released the shortened link to the updated Chapman's Peak Brochure - http://bit.ly/ypAOTs. Read More

Minister Carlisle Responds to Chapman's Peak/UNESCO Reports

26 February 2012

Minister Robin Carlisle has responded to recent press reports that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was "stepping in" on the matter of tolling on Chapman's Peak Drive. Read More

Minister Carlisle Releases "Real-to-Life" 3D Chapman's Peak Drawings of Control Building

22 February 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released 3D drawings of the modest control building planned for the disused quarry on Chapman's Peak.The building will be used to comprehensively manage Chapman's... Read More

Chapman's Peak: Proposal Being Considered by Tolling Experts

16 February 2012

A meeting was held today at the Department of Transport and Public Works, where the Province, Entilini shareholders, including Murray and Roberts, sat down with the Civil Rights Action Group (CRAG) to hear a proposal for an alternative tolling... Read More

Minister Carlisle Announces Safely Home Progress Report and Three-Year Fatality Stats

13 February 2012

Year-on-Year Fatality StatisticsRobin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, has announced a 24% reduction in road fatalities since the end of 2008."At the beginning of 2009, I set the target of bringing down the death toll by 50%." Read More

Revised Chapman's Peak Brochure Online after Feedback from Hout Bay Residents' Association

1 February 2012

Robin Carlisle, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, has revised the brochure published by his ministry about the Chapman's Peak toll road following feedback from member of the Hout Bay Residents' Association and long-standing... Read More

Cape Town Public Transport Roleplayers Set up Coordinating Group to Help Commuters

31 January 2012

At a meeting requested by Robin Carlisle, Provincial Minister for Transport and Public Works, on Friday, 27 January, public transport roleplayers agreed to put in place mechanisms to try and ensure that travel on public transport is improved. Read More

Search for Owner of Vehicle at Centre of R44 Horror Crash Continues

29 January 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has reacted with shock and anger to the latest horror crashes on the N1 and R44, which have so far killed a total of 13 people. Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Information Brochure Available Online

22 January 2012

"There is a great deal of confusion, misinformation, speculation and rumour regarding the tolling of Chappies," says Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works. Read More

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