News and Speeches Archive

First phase of Leeuwenhof Estate works complete

28 February 2017

The first phase of a R6-million Department of Transport and Public Works refurbishment project at Leeuwenhof Estate has been completed. The project started in March 2016, with Phase 2 set to commence once funding has been approved. Read More

Gene Louw Traffic College to introduce e-learning

28 February 2017

Last week, 14 senior traffic officials from the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and various Western Cape municipal traffic centres tested the new online e-learning platform at Gene Louw Traffic College, Brackenfell. Read More

Gene Louw Traffic College to introduce e-learning

28 February 2017

Last week, 14 senior traffic officials from the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and various Western Cape municipal traffic centres tested the new online e-learning platform at Gene Louw Traffic College, Brackenfell. Read More

1.5-million Western Cape SASSA grants beneficiaries face uncertainty

28 February 2017

I will be writing to the National Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, requesting urgent feedback on the emergency steps her office is taking to ensure the 1.5-million grant recipients in the Western Cape are paid come April 1st. Read More

New facilities to improve facilitation of traffic officer training

27 February 2017

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the K53 testing track and build a new vehicle testing centre at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell will be launched on 10 March 2017. Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Province's entrepreneurs secure multi-million rand deals through

27 February 2017

Entrepreneurs will network with major funders at this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the 2017 Western Cape Funding Fair (WCFF) is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention... Read More

Nedbank Appointed Western Government Banker

27 February 2017

Nedbank Ltd, one of South Africa’s leading banks, has been appointed to provide commercial banking services to the Western Cape Government for the next five years. Read More

Expansion and upgrading of Paediatric Intensive Care Units progressing well

27 February 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is assisting the Red Cross Hospital Trust by overseeing the construction of two Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) and ancillary facilities at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospi Read More

Eight fatalities on Western Cape roads

27 February 2017

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

Passing away of Officer CJ Olivier

26 February 2017

On the 1st of April we (Provincial Traffic) lost one of our officers in a car accident. The accident happened near Riebeek-Kasteel and Riebeek West. She was stationed at Provincial Traffic Vredenburg. From Gene Louw Traffic College we extend our... Read More

Gene Louw Traffic College – Moving with time

25 February 2017

Since it opened on 15 September 1989, Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) has trained many traffic officers, municipal police officers, examiners of vehicles and examiners for driving licences from the Western Cape, from South Af Read More

Closure of R60 and Zandfliet road intersection

24 February 2017

Good progress has been made on a 36-month Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) contract to rehabilitate and upgrade various sections of the R60 and R62 between Ashton and Montagu through Cogmanskloof. Read More

DTPW takes action in alleged motor vehicle registration scam

23 February 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is taking action against an official in the Transport Administration and Licensing Unit who has allegedly been implicated in a motor vehicle registration scam. Read More

Unannounced visit to GH Stark Old Age Home conducted by MEC

23 February 2017

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, continued his older persons oversight visits campaign, paying an unannounced visit to the GH Stark Old Age Home in Hanover Park. Read More

Briefing on the Festive Season’s joint enforcement efforts

23 February 2017

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, will be briefing the media on the Festive Season’s joint enforcement and road safety efforts as well as the road death toll for that period. Read More

Festive season deaths decrease as Safely Home efforts intensify

23 February 2017

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Kenny Africa, Provincial Traffic Chief  Read More

Men’s Health Services: Reaching out to men in Khayelitsha

23 February 2017

Boys don’t cry… That’s the myth many men have been raised with. Some men believe that seeking health care assistance has a direct impact on their masculinity and thus only seek medical assistance when they are sick or injured.  Going for frequent... Read More

Rehabilitation of the Old Malmesbury road

22 February 2017

Good progress is being made on a R104 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

22 February 2017

16 February 2017  Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.  WC Water and fires update Read More

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