Department of Transport (South Africa)

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Department of Transport
Department overview
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Forum Building, 159 Struben Street, Pretoria
25°44′33″S 28°11′10″E / 25.74250°S 28.18611°E / -25.74250; 28.18611
Employees 529 (2010)
Annual budget R35,084 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport
Deputy Minister responsible Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport
Department executive George Mahlalela, Director-General: Transport

The Department of Transport is the department of the South African government concerned with transport. The political head of the department is the Minister of Transport, currently Dipuo Peters; her deputy is Sindisiwe Chikunga.

Responsibility for transport is constitutionally between the national transport department and the nine provincial transport departments. The national department has exclusive responsibility for national and international airports, national roads, railways and marine transport; the national and provincial departments share responsibility for other airports, public transport, road traffic regulation and vehicle licensing; and the provincial departments have exclusive responsibility for provincial and local roads, traffic and parking.

In the 2011 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 35,084 million rand. As of 30 September 2010 it had 529 employees.[1]


The Department of Transport is divided into six branches:[2]

  • Public Entity Oversight and Border Operations Control
  • Transport Logistics and Corridor Development
  • Public Transport
  • Integrated Planning and Intersphere Coordination
  • Transport Regulation and Accident & Incident Investigation
  • Transport Policy and Economic Regulation

The department is also responsible for several independent agencies and state-owned companies:

See also[edit]

Provincial transport departments:


  1. ^ "Vote 37: Transport" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2011. Pretoria: National Treasury. 23 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-621-39863-2. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2009/10" (PDF). Department of Transport. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

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