News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Introduction of Child Restraint Regulations

30 April 2015

Statement by Department of Transport on the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 (Gazette Number 38142) Read More

Traffic Authorities Issue Pay Day Weekend Warning

30 April 2015

Avoid the Pay Day Blues. Code Blue means a fatality in emergency medical services communications. Read More

Twenty-five Arrested for Drinking and Driving

28 April 2015

From 24 until 27 April 2015, 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 589 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Seventeen (17) road traffic fatalities were reported on the province’s... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Releases Weekend Report

20 April 2015

On 17 and 18 April 2015, 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 1 786 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Violent Conflict in Westlake Results in the Shooting of Taxi Operators

16 April 2015

On Monday 13 April 2015 complaints surfaced of illegal taxi operators infiltrating routes in the Westlake area. Read More

Close to 46 000 Young People Sign Up For Safely Home Mxit App

14 April 2015

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works On 19 January 2015, we launched our Safely Home Mxit application specifically targeted at Western Cape youth. Read More

Department of Transport and Public Works Welcomes 50 New PAY Interns

13 April 2015

Gaining experience in the workplace is one of the main goals of 50 Premier’s Advancement of Youth (PAY) interns who assumed duty at the Department of Transport and Pu Read More

Three Fatalities on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

13 April 2015

On 10 and 11 April 2015, 21 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 162 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Operation “Zero” Yields Slight Decrease in Road Deaths over Easter Period

10 April 2015

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

Repairs to R27 between Milnerton and Melkbosstrand

7 April 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works started with the patching and resurfacing of the R27 (TR 77) section 1 from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand. The project is set to be completed in early 2016. Read More

Twenty-three Road Users Killed during Easter Weekend

7 April 2015

Between 2 and 5 April 2015, 21 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 380 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Operation “Zero” Launched Ahead of Busy Easter Period

2 April 2015

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Each year, both the Easter and the December Festive Season brings with them high traffic volumes of people travelling in and out of the province to their various destinations. Read More

Average Speed Enforcement System Extended Ahead of Busy Easter Weekend

1 April 2015

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

Launch of Operation “Zero” Easter Enforcement Plan

1 April 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Safely Home and the Department’s Read More

Free Vehicle Fitness Checks for Public Transport Operators

1 April 2015

Traffic law enforcement officers at the Department of Transport and Public Works will offer vehicle fitness checks to public transport operators in the Western Cape on 2 April 2015, from 18:00 to 02:00, at Sonstraal near the Hu Read More