News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Transport and Public Works

Beware of fake job and traffic officer training scams

9 April 2020

Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) has become aware that, as in previous years, fake traffic officer job advertisements are being placed in the College’s name. Read More

Minister Madikizela to distribute protective materials to the taxi industry

8 April 2020

As part of his on-going raising of awareness about hygiene on public transport, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Thursday 9 April 2020, distribute Personal Protective Equ Read More

Road safety remains a top priority during the Covid-19 lockdown

7 April 2020

I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the farmworkers who tragically died during a collision on the N1 this morning. Read More

LOCKDOWN: Public transport operating times

5 April 2020

Social distancing on public transport is critical if we are to stop the spread of Covid-19.  I urge all transport operators to follow the Regulations and Directives issued by National Government which stipulate how public transport shoul Read More

Restrictions on public transport eased

1 April 2020

Joint Statement by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, and the City of Cape Town Read More

LOCKDOWN: Transport of essential services workers

29 March 2020

Media release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Transport support to essential services employees and employers

29 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is assessing ongoing transport challenges experienced by essential service workers, government employees and employers during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read More

Lockdown: Response to WC SANTACO allegations

27 March 2020

I am very disappointed and taken aback by blatant lies and dishonesty from SANTACO Western Cape Chairperson, Nazeem Abduraman during his interview with Heart FM last night. I need to set the record straight and correct some factual inaccuracies told... Read More

COVID-19: Minister Madikizela to launch taxi sanitization

21 March 2020

As a prevention measure and to protect commuters from the spread of the Coronavirus, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will visit Cape Town and George tomorrow, Monday 23 March 2020 to imp Read More

COVID-19: Transport entities comply with safety measures

19 March 2020

After the President’s pronouncement and a decision by Transport MINMEC, it was critical that all of us play our part in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus. The transport industry will be the hardest hit by COVID-19 if we don’t do something to... Read More

Closure of Gene Louw Traffic College until further notice

18 March 2020

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has issued a directive that all Traffic Training Colleges be temporarily closed with immediate effect until further notice, this includes Gene Louw Traffic College, subse Read More

COVID-19: Minister Madikizela to assess public transport state of readiness

17 March 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March 2020, visit the Cape Town Bus Terminus and the Cape Town International Airport to assess the state of public trans Read More

WC reverts to blood testing amidst COVID-19 containment effort

16 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has suspended Evidentiary Alcohol Breath Testing as i Read More

Stop/go on DR1583 in Reebokstene

16 March 2020

Power Construction is currently finishing the seal surfacing on the left hand lane of the DR1578 down the hill between Reebokstene and the Sandhoogte intersection near the sewage works. The vehicles will start driving on the newly sealed left hand... Read More

Joy as Ou Tuin beneficiaries get their land back

13 March 2020

I was emotional while officially handing over final documentation of ownership to the Ou Tuin claimants  in Paarl yesterday (12 March 2020). Read More

Update: Paarl taxi violence

11 March 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Over the last two months, the conflict between rival taxi associations in the Mbekweni, Paarl area, cost the lives of seven operators and drivers. Read More

Minister Madikizela to hand over land to Ou Tuin Community in Drakenstein

11 March 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 12 March 2020, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially hand over Erf 14407 to the Ou Tuin Community in Paarl, in the Drakenstein Municipal area. Read More

Two new junior traffic training centres for the Garden Route

10 March 2020

The Road Safety Management component of the Department of Transport and Public Works recently launched junior traffic training centres (JTTCs) at Formosa Primary School in Plettenberg Bay and Thembalethu Primary School in Georg Read More

Minister Madikizela welcomes PRASA’s Central Line Recovery Plan

5 March 2020

I welcome the Central Line Service Recovery Plan outlined by PRASA Administrator, Mr Bongisizwe Mpondo this morning. Read More

New Junior Traffic Training Centre at Steynville Primary School in Piketberg

2 March 2020

“With this Junior Traffic Training Centre, we aim to prevent further injuries to our children. We aim to educate primary school learners and toddlers how to walk safely to school and back. Read More

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