News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Passenger Deaths Down 50% over December Period

30 December 2013

The number of passenger deaths have dropped by 50% compared to the same time last year, between 1 December and 29 December. Read More

Road Deaths Down 35% Despite Increased Traffic Volume in the Province

24 December 2013

Road deaths for the period 1 to 22 December 2013 are down by 35% for the same period in 2012. Read More

Passenger Deaths Down by 70% Despite Horror Crashes at Start of Festive Season

17 December 2013

Despite the amount of crashes on the roads to date, Safely Home, together with the department of Transport and Public Works, is committed to reducing road deaths by 50% by the end of 2014. Read More

Chapman’s Peak Drive to Re-open for Traffic

10 December 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works will be re-opening the Chapman’s Peak Drive for traffic after being closed for nearly three weeks, on Tuesday 10 December 2013. Read More

Fourth Phase of Average Speed Camera Enforcement System Goes Live

9 December 2013

The fourth phase Average Speed Over Distance (ASOD) camera enforcement network has been installed on parts of the N1 road from Beaufort West to Laingsburg in the Western Cape, just ahead of the busy festive season period. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up

2 December 2013

Two weeks ago, 21 November, Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle launched the Safely Home "It Takes a Second to Save a Life" Campaign. Read More

Expanded Public Works Programme Creates More than 100 000 Jobs in Western Cape

2 December 2013

Western Cape Provincial Departments and municipalities create close to 110 thousand Expanded Public Works Programme work opportunities and its projects receive national recognition. Read More

Department of Transport Launches "It Only Takes a Second to Save a Life” Campaign

22 November 2013

Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle with the province's road safety partners launched the “It Only Takes A Second To Save A Life” campaign on Thursday, 21 November. Read More

Safety of Cyclists and Blue Lights Regulations Announced

21 November 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works on the publication of the Safety of Cyclists and Blue Lights Regulations on Wednesday, 20 November. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Launch “It Only Takes a Second to Save a Life” Campaign

21 November 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works will today launch the safely home multi-media campaign which places an emphases the importance of seat-belt usage. Read More

Minister Carlisle and Religious Leaders Commit to Encourage Road Safety

15 November 2013

The Western Cape Government's Safely Home initiative has partnered with the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) in a cause to spread the message across the province on road safety through the upcoming festive season. Read More

Disgruntled Security Guards Delay 51 Trains on Central Line

12 November 2013

Joint media release by Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, Mayoral Committee Member of Transport, Councillor Brett Herron and Metrorail Regional Manager, Mthuthuzeli Swartz. Read More

Level-Crossing Camera Enforcement Switched On at Buttskop

4 November 2013

Joint media release by Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle and Metrorail Regional Manager, Mthuthuzel Swartz. Read More

Media Alert: CCTV Camera Enforcement at Buttskop Level Crossing

4 November 2013

Western Cape Government is working towards the improvement of safety at dangerous level crossings across the province. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Open New Sandown Road

29 October 2013

This afternoon, Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle, will officially open the newly constructed Sandown Road. Read More

Scrambler Bikes and High Mast Lighting to Improve Rail Safety and Security

24 October 2013

Minister of Transport and Public Works Minister Robin Carlisle, together with CEO of Prasa Rail, Mr Mosenngwa Mofi and Metrorail Regional Manager Mr Mthuthuzeli Swartz, launched the rollout of the scrambler bikes and high mast lighting project. Read More

Media Alert: Minister and Metrorail to Launch Scramblers and High Mast Lighting to Improve Safety

23 October 2013

On Thursday, 24 October, Transport and Public Works Minister Robin Carlisle, together with CEO of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Rail, Mr Mosenngwa Mofi, and Metrorail Regional Manager Mr Mthuthuzeli Swartz, will be celebrating the... Read More

Speed Arrests and Deaths Decrease On Province’s Roads

21 October 2013

Speed arrests and deaths have decreased on the province's roads as a result of the average speed over distance camera enforcement network. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Launch Third Phase of ASOD Technology on R27

18 October 2013

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle will be presenting the newly found Average Speed Over Distance project for the R27 route. Read More

Minister Carlisle Addresses Property Ownership in the Western Cape

16 October 2013

Statement By Robin Carlisle, Minister Of Transport And Public Works on property ownership across the province and Cape Town's CBD. Read More