News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Reseal of R27 (24 km) and M19 (9 km) near Melkbosstrand

29 July 2016

Notice of postponement of roadworks The works currently taking place on the R27 and M19 will be temporarily suspended during August 2016 to comply with contract stipulations regarding seal during the winter months. Read More

High schools to compete in provincial road safety education competitions

29 July 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works will be hosting the annual provincial Participatory Educational Techniques (PET) and Road Safety Debate competitions at the Read More

Reintroduction of evidentiary breath alcohol testing

29 July 2016

The prosecution of people accused of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol will become effective and quicker once evidentiary breath alcohol testing (EBAT) is reintroduced on 1 August 2016. Read More

Official opening of the Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure Office

27 July 2016

Today (27 July 2016), Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Health participated in a ribbon-cutt Read More

Go George service compromised due to drivers’ strike

27 July 2016

George Link has informed the George Municipality of a planned strike by GO GEORGE bus drivers from 2:30 pm on Thursday, 28 July 2016, until further notice. Read More

Official opening of the Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure Office

26 July 2016

On 27 July 2016, Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Read More

Twenty arrested for drinking and driving on Western Cape roads this weekend

25 July 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that two road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

New R62 million Bonnievale Primary School project begins

22 July 2016

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works attended a sod-turning ceremony on 22 July 2016 where the new R62 million Bonnievale Primary School is to be built. Read More

Minister Grant to participate in Bonnievale Primary School sod-turning event

20 July 2016

On 22 July 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant will participate in a sod-turning event for the construction of the new R62 million Bonnievale Primary School, which will provide top-qu Read More

A new high school for Worcester

20 July 2016

The construction of the new Worcester High School is under way. The new facility, which is expected to be ready for the 2017 academic year, will provide top-quality accommodation for 1 250 learners, as well as sports fields and other amenities. Read More

Update on roadworks between Bredasdorp and Stormsvlei

19 July 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with the resealing of a 49 km stretch of road on the R317 between Bredasdorp and Stormsvlei. Read More

Seven killed on Western Cape roads over the weekend

18 July 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that seven road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Two suspects arrested for attempted murder and armed robbery of traffic officers

15 July 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works welcomes the arrest of two suspects who were allegedly involved in the shooting of Traffic Officers Mandisa Plaatjie and Princess Nkomo. Read More

Memorial service for Metrorail train driver Mr Piet Botha

14 July 2016

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

Minister Grant visits wounded traffic officers

14 July 2016

Today (14 July 2016), Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Provincial Read More

Obstruction on the R27 near Atlantis

14 July 2016

A truck has dropped small bits of steel on the R27. It would appear that the truck was travelling northwards towards Atlantis. Read More

Minister Grant to visit wounded Provincial Traffic Services officers

13 July 2016

On 14 July 2016, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Provincial Traffic Services officials will visit the two female traffic officers who Read More

Upgrading of Airport Road in Southern Cape progressing well

13 July 2016

Work on the Department of Transport and Public Works project to upgrade the gravel section of Airport Road between N2 and Kranshoek to a surfaced road is progressing well. Read More

Minister Grant condemns fatal shooting of Metrorail train driver

12 July 2016

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

Four pedestrians killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

11 July 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that four road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More