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Eastern Cape Department of Transport’s Road Safety Educators team up with Traffic Officers in educating motorists and pedestrians about road safety through roadblocks and road shows.

Local school girls during their visit to the Department’s Bhisho Airport as part of the annual take a girl child to work day. This program twins with the Department’s commitment to providing bursaries and scholarships to young students from disadvantaged communities.

The team of Provincial Traffic Officers readily available to serve you by enforcing Traffic and other related laws in the roads of the Eastern Cape Province.

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport continues to diversify public transport to benefit the people of the province; the Kei Rail passenger service is continues to attract scores of passengers who use in their travelling through the province.

With the province being largely rural, stray animals remain one of our challenges which the Department is vigorously responding to with the Stray Animals Management Program by appointing Road Rangers tasked with removing them from the road.

SANWIT Consultative Sessions Underway PDF Print E-mail

In its endeavour to revive and strengthen the South African Network for Women in Transportation (SANWIT), the Eastern Cape Department of Transport Special Programmmes Unit started with its District SANWIT consultative sessions recently. These sessions which commenced at theJoe Gqabi and Chris Hani Districts on 29 and 30 May 2012 respectively are a response to MEC Marawu’s announcement she made during her 2012/13 Policy Speech presentation at the Provincial Legislature earlier this year, where she called upon the Department to hold interactive and informing SANWIT Summits through-out the Districts.



They are intended to enhance SANWIT in the province through district summits which will culminate in a provincial conference to be held in August 2012 to elect new leadership.

Speaking at the Chris Hani District session Chairperson Ms Mlandu urged the women in and around the district to be goal oriented and to take SANWIT as an opportunity to empower women and revamp their desires to boost the economy of the Country

SANWIT is an association of women that seeks to provide a forum for the exploration of technical, policy, financial, and political aspects of emerging transportation issues in virtually every sector, while affording women outstanding networking opportunities and inside exposure in the country’s latest transportation mega projects.

It is a structure that supports the idea of strengthening the role of women in transport and is aimed at recruiting women or women groups as members and co-ordinate them into an umbrella body.

Remaining SANWIT Summit dates are as follows:




11 July 2012 - AMATHOLE -KWT


18 July 2012 - OR.TAMBO -MTHATHA




24 August 2012 - JOE GQABI (Provincial SANWIT Summit)




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