News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Ministers to Conduct Oversight Visit to Pilot Safety Project

30 June 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety together with Richard Walker, Read More

Construction on R310 near Stellenbosch Almost Complete

30 June 2015

A R215 million road works project on the R310 between Vlaeberg Road and Vlottenberg Road near Stellenbosch will be completed at the end of July 2015, two years after it started. Over 14 000 motorists use the road every day. Read More

Sixteen Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

29 June 2015

Sixteen people died on Western Cape roads in different crashes this weekend. Forty-one people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Three others were arrested for false documents, reckless and negligent driving. Read More

Department Approves Abnormal Load Application for 37 Ton Yacht

29 June 2015

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

Karl Bremer Hospital Awards Strengthen WC Government’s “Green is Smart" Strategy

28 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works project to build a brand new office block at Karl Bremer Hospital in Cape Town and to go Read More

Update: Road Works on R27 from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand

26 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is making progress with the patching and resurfacing of trunk road 77 (TR 77) section 1 on the R27 from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand. Read More

New Railway Footbridge to Improve Pedestrian Safety

26 June 2015

A new footbridge at the Lynedoch station near Stellenbosch will improve pedestrian safety and provide a legal way to cross the railway line. After two years of construction, the footbridge will be in operation from the beginning of July 2015. Read More

Upgraded Facilities to Improve Training and Enhance Traffic Safety

25 June 2015

Better facilities at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell will improve Western Cape traffic safety and facilit Read More

Resealing of Route 316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp

24 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has started with the resealing of Trunk Road 2901 on the Route 316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp. Read More

Chapman’s Peak Drive Closed until Further Notice

23 June 2015

The Chapman’s Peak Drive and Toll Plaza have been closed until further notice as travelling through the drive has become dangerous due to high-risk weather conditions. Read More

New Primary School for Swellendam

23 June 2015

The growing community of Swellendam is looking forward to the completion of the VRT Pitt Primary School in Railton. Read More

Four Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

22 June 2015

Four people died on Western Cape roads this weekend. Three of them were pedestrians. Read More

Khanya Primary School in Philippi Set for Completion before Third School Term

18 June 2015

Joint Statement By Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister Of Education And Donald Grant, Minister Of Transport And Public Works Read More

Glentana Road Upgrades Nearing Completion

18 June 2015

The rehabilitation and upgrades of the District Roads near the Glentana and Great-Brak River area in the Southern Cape are nearing completion. The project, valued at R104 million, started in October 2013 and is expected to be completed in September... Read More

Ministers to Visit Site of New Khanya Primary School in Philippi

17 June 2015

On 18 June 2015, Minister Debbie Schäfer and Minister Donald Grant will visit the new Khanya Primary School building in Philippi which is to be compl Read More

Bellville Workshop Welcomes Apprentices to Skills Training Programme

17 June 2015

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

Chapman’s Peak Drive Open

17 June 2015

Chapman’s Peak Drive was reopened at 6:00 on 17 June 2015 after being closed due to bad weather. Motorists can expect sporadic closures during winter. Read More

Minister Grant to Welcome New Apprentices at Bellville Mechanical Workshop

17 June 2015

On 17 June 2015, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works will visit the Bellville Mechan Read More

Department Recruits New Traffic Officer Students

15 June 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works will be recruiting 30 Traffic Students for a 12 month training course, which will start on 20 July 2015 at the Read More

Chapman’s Peak Drive Reopened

15 June 2015

The Chapman’s Peak Drive is open for now and will be closely monitored. In order to protect the safety of road users, the road is expected to be closed every time it rains during the winter period, and when certain weather-related thresholds are... Read More