News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Route 60 Nearing Completion

26 April 2013

The R60 between Ashton and Swellendam should be open for traffic on 3 May 2013.The road was closed due to a crater caused by a slip failure. Read More

Draft Safety of Cyclists Regulations Open for Public Comment

24 April 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public WorksThe Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Administration Act (6 of 2012) was passed in December 2012 and will come into effect on 1 June 2013. Read More

Lutzville - Vredendal Road Example of Effective Public Private Partnership

18 April 2013

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works and the Department of Transport and Public Works yesterday officially opened the Main Road 552 between Vredendal and Lutzville on the West Coast. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Officially Open Vredendal - Lutzville Road

16 April 2013

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works will officially open the Main Road 552 between Vredendal and Lutzville (Holrivier Road) on 17 April 2013. Read More

Provincial Road to Get R277 Million Upgrade

15 April 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works has undertaken a multi-million rand upgrade of the Southern Cape roads system. The Gansbaai-Bredasdorp Project will create essential infrastructure links in the region. Read More

The ANC's Winelands Toll Road

15 April 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public WorksWhilst there are many aspects to the current Winelands Toll Roads controversy, one thing is indisputable - This is an ANC toll road. Read More

Easter Weekend Road Deaths Down 30%

8 April 2013

Easter weekend road deaths in the Western Cape have decreased by 30% from 20 deaths in 2012 to 14 deaths in 2013 (2013 Easter weekend falling between 29 March and 1 April).The comparative figures are: Read More

Easter Weekend Roadblocks in Beaufort West and Laingsburg

2 April 2013

The following stakeholders participated in roadblocks which took place between 21 March and 1 April 2013 as part of Department of Transport and Public Works’ Read More

Province and City to Legalise and Regulate Amaphela Operations

2 April 2013

Amaphela sedans have been providing a taxi-type operation in areas where a gap in the public transport market had existed. The services dates back to the late 1970s and early 1980s and catered for the overall mobility needs of less affluent... Read More

Amaphela Operations to be Legalised and Regulated

2 April 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works and the City of Cape Town have embarked on a joint venture to legalise and regulate the Read More