News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Road closures expected during holiday break

15 December 2017

Motorists can expect delays on the following roads where there will be one-lane closures: Cogmanskloof Bridge (R60 near Ashton), the R44 near Gouda, Annandale Road near Stellenbosch, and the R44 between Porterville and Piketberg. We ask motorists to... Read More

New mobile alcohol evidentiary unit to combat drink driving over Festive Season

14 December 2017

Tomorrow, 15 December 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will reveal the Department’s newly acquired Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Read More

Creating booze-free roads in the Overberg

14 December 2017

The pilot Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP) has been in operation for 12 months. Compared to the previous 12-month period, road traffic fatalities decreased by 29,7%. In the priority category of pedestrians, fatalities decreased by 51,6%. Read More

Construction of new District Six community health facility is complete

14 December 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has completed the construction of the new District Six Community Health Centre. Read More

New clinic in Napier reaches practical completion

13 December 2017

The construction of a new clinic in Napier to replace existing facilities has reached practical completion. Read More

Traffic officer students to bolster festive season road safety efforts

12 December 2017

A total of 35 eager traffic officer students will be deployed at various Western Cape traffic centres to gain practical experience from 13 December 2017 until 16 January 2018. Their efforts will help law enforcement officials to keep road users safe... Read More

Sustained vandalism compel Metrorail to suspend all central train services

11 December 2017

Statement by Minister Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Vandals and criminal elements have once again held thousands of commuters to ransom through their continual vandalism, cable theft, and destruction of critical rail... Read More

Five people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

11 December 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that five people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. A total of 26 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Traffic Wardens - Graduation

8 December 2017

On 6 December 2017, 19 Saldanha Bay Municipality officials graduated as traffic wardens after successfully completing three weeks of training at Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC). Read More

Proposed 4.5% average increase in motor vehicle licence fees

7 December 2017

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

Mitigating the risk of water-related disruptions to service delivery

7 December 2017

The Western Cape Government (WCG) has taken decisive steps to mitigate the risk and potential impact of drought-related municipal water supply disruptions on its essential service delivery activities, to supplement the water supply at Read More

City of Cape Town to get new “CAA” licence marks as “CA” registrations run out

6 December 2017

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

New Thembalethu health facility is almost complete

6 December 2017

The construction of a new community day centre in Thembalethu, George, is expected to be complete on 8 December 2017, if all goes according to plan. Read More

N2 roadworks project reaches practical completion

5 December 2017

From today, 5 December 2017, motorists have been able to enjoy travelling on the new lanes of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300. Read More

Responsible road use is a non-negotiable this Festive Season

5 December 2017

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

Minister Grant to launch WC Festive Season traffic operational plan 2017/2018

4 December 2017

Tomorrow morning, Tuesday 5 December 2017, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will launch the Integrated Provincial Traffic Operational Plan for the Festive Season 2017/2018. Read More

South Africa commemorates International Civil Aviation Day 2017

1 December 2017

Western Cape – The Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi MP, will deliver a keynote address to guests and learners during the commemoration of the 2017 International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) and Career Expo at the Air Force Base Langebaanweg in... Read More

Launch of West Coast integrated road safety plan

1 December 2017

Earlier today (1 December 2017), the West Coast festive season road safety operational plan was launched in Moorreesburg by the West Coast District Municipality in partnership with the Read More

#Manupslowdown carries powerful message on violence against women and children

1 December 2017

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