Cape Town is one of Africa’s oldest cities. Shaped by history it bears the marks of colonialism, slavery and apartheid. Although the democratic era has brought great changes, inequality and exclusion, particularly for poor households, remains a visible feature of our city. Improving transport through strategic investment in the network to create better linkages between communities, providing cycling, pedestrian infrastructure and efficient public transport interchanges, and addressing the challenge of providing quality, integrated public transport services, can change this. Innovative thinking and excellence in service delivery have the potential to unlock the synergies, investment partnerships and creativity needed to grow Cape Town’s economy, and improve quality of life, for the benefit of current and future generations.
The Transport Directorate has an integral part to play in a more connected Cape Town that provides more options and more opportunities, with an effective and efficient integrated public transport service, together with a road network that connects communities to opportunities as well as enables business to grow.
Transport Planning Authority
Planning an efficient transport system that meets the needs of people and the economy.
Managing our resources and revenue streams to maximise the impact of our investments.
Network Operations Management
Ensuring that that the transport network supports the efficient movement of people and goods.
Contracting with vehicle operating companies and others to provide world class transport services; preparing to administer the subsidised bus contracts in terms of the National Land Transport Act.
Making our transport network and infrastructure safe and secure.
Planning our city to support transit oriented development and a compact city form.
Municipal Regulatory Entity
Ready to take responsibility for governing the issuing of minibus taxi operating licences once national government has assigned this to the City as required by the National Land Transport Act.
Liaison, Communication and Stakeholder Management
Building strong relationships with our partners, communities, the public and visitors.
Facilitating quality, affordable housing close to jobs, schools and services.
Using data to work smart, measure our performance and meet the needs of our customers and investors.
Looking after our road and transport assets for current and future generations.
Conserving our natural assets and reducing our carbon footprint for a sustainable future.