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News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

City takes over duties of national agencies following vehicle licence delays

27 January 2016

Statement by the City’s Acting Executive Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson Read More

Closure of bridge on the R304

26 January 2016

The bridge between Old Malmesbury Road intersection and Adderley Road intersection on the R304 will be closed from 9am until 3:30pm between 26 and 28 January 2016 to carry out the required maintenance works. Read More

Motorist arrested for reckless and negligent driving and bribery in Mossel Bay

25 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 315 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 542 drivers and 30 were arrested. Read More

Roadworks on the Porterfield/Link Road and Melkbosstrand Road (R27 update)

22 January 2016

Extensive roadworks will be taking place between the intersections of the R27 (West Coast Road) with Porterfield/Link Road and Melkbosstrand Road from 26 to 29 January 2016 due to asphalt surfacing works required. Read More

Caught on dashcam: City traffic officer shot on duty

21 January 2016

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Video is available for viewing here. Read More

Ten arrested on Western Cape roads this week

21 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested five motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Two Rivers Urban Park a major step towards an inclusive city

19 January 2016

The City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government’s vision for the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) Project is primarily aimed at overcoming the legacy of apar Read More

Roadworks at Otto Du Plessis Drive (R27) and Bay Beach Avenue intersection

19 January 2016

Roadworks will be taking place on the intersection of Otto du Plessis Drive (R27) with Bay Beach Avenue (Sunset Beach) on 19 January 2016 between 8pm and 6am due to asphalt surfacing works required. Traffic will be accommodated through lane merging... Read More

New Sinenjongo High School to provide top-quality accommodation

19 January 2016

For many years, learners at the Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton have been using temporary classrooms. A brand new school with the same name that is under construction across the road is expected to be ready for use at the... Read More

Twenty killed on Western Cape roads over the weekend

18 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 574 vehicles in 22 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 552 drivers and 22 were arrested. Read More

Sixteen arrested on Western Cape roads since Monday

14 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested nine motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Focus on learner transport road safety

13 January 2016

Traffic law enforcement learner transport operations by the Department of Transport and Public Works have commenced across the Western Cape. Read More

Notice of roadworks on Blaauwberg Road

12 January 2016

Roadworks will be taking place on the section of Blaauwberg Road between the intersections with the R27 (West Coast Road) and Popham Street from 13 to 15 January 2016 due to base patching and asphalt surfacing works required. Read More

Preliminary festive season report for December 2015 and January 2016

12 January 2016

Statement by Dipuo Peters, National Minister of Transport Read More

Sixteen killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

11 January 2016

Eight pedestrians, 5 passengers and 3 drivers died over the weekend on Western Cape roads. Read More

Fourteen arrested on Western Cape roads this week

7 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested 5 motorists this week for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. This brings the overall total to 40 drunken drivers that have been locked up behind bars since the start of January 2016. Read More

December Holidays Marred by Spike in Western Cape road deaths

5 January 2016

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works The first half of this festive season (December 2015) has seen an alarming spike in the number of road deaths in the Western Cape, compared to the figures for the same time last year. Read More

R11.6 Million Worth of Traffic fines Issued in December

4 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services have been working around the clock to help create safer, booze-free roads. Read More

Five deaths on Western Cape roads

4 January 2016

Three drivers, 1 pedestrian and 1 cyclist died over the weekend on Western Cape roads. Read More