News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Average Speed Over Distance Saving Lives

28 August 2014

The activation of Average Speed Over Distance (ASOD) speed enforcement on the R61 between Aberdeen and Beaufort West has once again demonstrated the link between higher speeds and more road deaths: as motorists have slowed down, the death rate has... Read More

New Crash Video Shows Dangers of Speeding

26 August 2014

As part of August’s road safety theme of “Speed Kills – Get the Facts”, the Department of Transport and Public Works’ Safely Home campaign has released a new crash video. Read More

High Number of Vehicles Screened for Speeding this Weekend

25 August 2014

On 22 and 23 August 2014,  24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 728 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Debating Competition Instils a Culture of Road Safety in Schools and Communities

24 August 2014

Parkdene Secondary School from George was crowned the winner of the annual Participatory Educational Techniques (PET) provincial competition at the Gene Louw Traffic College, Brackenfell on 23 August 2014.Parkdene Secondary won the R10 000.00 first... Read More

Safer Roads for All at St Michael's Primary

23 August 2014

On 22 August 2014, the Department of Transport and Public Works partnered with the Theewaterskloof Municipality to teach Grade 1, 2 and 3 learners the importance of obeying road signs when walking to St Michael’s Primary School in Grabouw. Read More

Minister Donald Grant to Attend Schools Road Safety Debate Competition

22 August 2014

Seven high schools from across the Western Cape will be competing for top honours in the Participatory Education Techniques (PET) provincial competition at the Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) in Brackenfell on 23 August 2014. Read More

Provincial Traffic Issues 714 Speeding Fines across Western Cape

18 August 2014

On 15 and 16 August 2014, 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 2 625 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Minister Peters Has Missed an Opportunity to Tackle Child Road Safety Head-On

17 August 2014

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Highest Breath Alcohol Reading Recorded in Mossel Bay

11 August 2014

On 8 and 9 August 2014, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 716 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic services safety campaign. Read More

Dreams Come True at Gene Louw Traffic College

10 August 2014

Wesley Morgan (26) from Clanwilliam always wanted to become a traffic officer. In June this year he was delighted to graduate with a diploma from the Gene Louw Traffic College. Read More

Our Goal is Safe Roads for all

8 August 2014

On 8 August 2014, the Department of Transport and Public Works partnered with the City of Cape Town to teach road safety to Grade 1, 2 and 3 learners from Watsonia Primary School in Kraaifontein. The event formed part of the Long Short Walk, a... Read More

Media Briefing on Progress since Vandalism Attacks on Metrorail Infrastructure

4 August 2014

On 4 August 2014, the following public transport stakeholders will brief the media on its collective action to counter the devastating effects that vicious acts of vandalism and sabotage on Metrorail infrastructure on 30 July 2014, had on commuters... Read More

Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign Yields More Arrests

4 August 2014

On 1 and 2 August 2014, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 2 837 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic services safety campaign. Read More

Public Transport Stakeholders Curb Effects of Metrorail Vandalism and Sabotage

4 August 2014

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Skate Park Promotes Non-Motorised Transport

3 August 2014

The Gardens Skate Park under the Mill Street bridge was officially opened by the City of Cape Town and National Skate Collective on 2 August 2014. Read More

Toll Fees Hike for Chapman’s Peak Drive

3 August 2014

A contractual arrangement between the Department of Transport and Public Works and the Concessionaire provides for an annual increase in the Chapman’s Peak Drive toll tariff fees.   Read More