Premier Winde and Minister Mitchell to launch October Transport Month at Belhar Primary School

30 September 2021
Department of Transport and Public Works

Tomorrow, 1 October 2021, Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Daylin Mitchell, will officially launch October Transport Month with a road safety event at Belhar Primary School.

October is marked as Transport Month in South Africa. During this month, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will observe and advance road safety initiatives, showcase transport infrastructure services and create awareness across the province.

At Belhar Primary School, the Premier and Minister Mitchell will join the Department’s Road Safety Management Directorate and City of Cape Town Traffic during a launch of the Junior Traffic Training Centre (JTTC) at the school.

JTTCs are simulated road environments where children in the age group 7 to 10 years can learn how to use roads safely and responsibly without being exposed to real life-threatening traffic hazards. The training will focus on basic lessons about crossing a road safely, walking on the correct side of the road, and other basic road safety skills.

Details are as follows:
Date:   Friday, 1 October 2021
Time:   9am
Venue: Belhar Primary School

All media are welcome to attend. There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs. Social distancing and mask wearing will be strictly enforced.

Media Queries:
Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Daylin Mitchell
Cell: 082 953 0026