ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBIN CARLISLE

Update: Horror bus crash kills 10 in WCape

2014-05-08 13:59

A bus was involved in a horrific crash killing 10 passengers, one of whom was three-years-old near Oudtshoorn, reports Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle. The minister also reveals that the province saw 23 road deaths in the first week of May.

Complaint against Carlisle over offensive email

2014-04-30 11:09

A community activist is expected to lodge a complaint against Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle who allegedly called him an "asshole" in an e-mail, the Star reports.

Carlisle: WCape road deaths drop

2013-12-24 08:06

The Western Cape has recorded 100 road deaths in December 2013 compared to 153 during the same period in 2012, reports transport and public works MEC Robin Carlisle.

Speeding? Lookout for SOD's law

2013-10-22 14:15

The Western Cape transport department has just spent R6.5-million on a speed-over-distance camera system for the straight R27 West Coast road. Just another money-making scheme?

Western Cape appoints transport HOD

2013-08-15 18:14

A new department head has been appointed in the Western Cape's transport and public works section, MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Blood spilled in Cape taxi war

2013-08-05 20:24

Over 30 murder and attempted murder cases have been opened in a minibus-taxi power struggle in Cape Town, Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Name, shame campaign hits speed bump

2013-06-13 22:28

A “name and shame” campaign for convicted drunk drivers in the Western Cape has been shut down by the department of justice, Transport MEC Robin Carlisle has claimed.

'Shock' end to name 'n shame

2013-06-13 08:49

Lead SA says the stopping of the name and shame campaign against convicted drunk drivers in the Western Cape has come "as a shock”.

More guards for Western Cape trains

2013-05-03 10:08

Three hundred more guards will soon provide security on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape.

Golden Arrow loses court bid

2013-04-26 15:22

An application to have the MyCiti bus service expansion halted in Cape Town has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court, the city says.

Bus operators had a valid licence

2013-03-19 14:28

A preliminary investigation into the bus that crashed on the Hex River Valley Pass on Friday – claiming the lives of 24 people - has shown that the company had a valid operating licence.

Major probe launched after bus crash

2013-03-15 22:11

A major investigation has been launched into the cause of a bus accident in the Western Cape where 24 people were killed, Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

MEC: White road hogs avoid prison

2013-01-30 09:27
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The Western Cape transport MEC says that people serving time for road offences are mostly black and coloured and “if you want to kill someone on the roads, ensure that you are white”.

Grim start to festive season on Cape roads

2012-12-13 18:52

Road deaths in the Western Cape have increased in the first 10 days of December compared to the same period last year, Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Blitz on sleepy drivers in Western Cape

2012-12-10 10:27

Sleepy Western Cape motorists will now be pulled off the road and have their keys confiscated in a move to lower accidents caused by fatigue, according to a report.

Watch it! Carlisle gets big guns

2012-12-03 10:05

The passing of a Western Cape traffic act has put heavy ammunition in the legal guns of the province's transport MEC Robin Carlisle.

MEC blames govt for boat accidents

2012-10-25 18:16

National government's gross negligence of the country's harbours causes boat accidents, Western Cape MEC for transport Robin Carlisle says.

Contentious breathalyser back in use soon

2012-09-26 10:07

The suspended Dräger breathalyser, which a High Court judge ruled to be not properly calibrated, and required modification, might be back in use by November, according to a report.

Latest Western Cape crash videos

2012-09-25 11:27

The Western Cape has released its next series of CCTV videos showing road incidents as part of its Safely Home campaign. Watch the latest crash videos.

Cape crash videos 09/12: Video 2

2012-09-25 11:12

Two cars crashing over barriers into oncoming traffic as well as an overturned truck... Watch the latest Western Cape crash videos!

Running lights a national sport

2012-09-20 10:44

Wheels24 recently exposed a plan to drop Cape Town speed limits by 10km/h across the board. Here's what Wheels24 reader DEBBI HAMER had to say.

Half of W Cape road deaths pedestrians

2012-09-06 12:42

Half of the number of people killed in Western Cape road accidents last year were pedestrians, transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Cape to slash all speed limits

2012-09-04 10:21

A 10km/h reduction on all speed limits is being planned for the Western Cape. This means city speeds limits will be dropped to 50km/h and the main-road limit to 110km/h.

Cape sees progress in curbing road deaths

2012-08-15 22:39

There has been a steady decline in road fatalities in the Western Cape, the provincial transport department says.

Motorist catches dodgy bus driver red-handed

2012-07-26 10:06
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The driver of a Translux bus has been suspended after a member of the public photographed him overtaking trucks on a blind rise.

 

Madonsela asked to probe Cape Town tender

2014-05-05 22:21
81 comments

The Patriotic Alliance has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate alleged irregularities in the awarding of tenders to Filcon by the City of Cape Town.

Western Cape passenger deaths down

2013-12-30 14:47

The number of passengers killed in road accidents in the Western Cape has decreased by half compared to last year, transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Multi-million rand route opened in WCape

2013-10-29 19:50

Around R200m was spent on the construction of a new major road opened in the Western Cape, says transport MEC Robin Carlisle.

DA rejects Fransman rent claims

2013-10-16 20:18

The DA has challenged ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman's claim that 98% of all properties the province's government was renting in Cape Town were privately owned.

Carlisle: RTMC’s days numbered

2013-08-07 14:05

Western Cape MEC for transport Robin Carlisle believes the Road Traffic Management Corporation could be dissolved stating that since its inception the organisation has “a totally unworkable corporate governance".

Blue-lighters: Readers respond

2013-06-25 08:46

"We're tired of these blue-light bullies who can't manage their diaries!" Wheels24 readers respond to new regulations which could mean jail time for arrogant VIP's.

'Radebe road ruling a killer'

2013-06-13 14:40

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has voiced his concern about the state shutting down his 'name and shame' campaign; "the consequences will be a matter of life or death".

Western Cape: No to total booze ban

2013-05-06 11:23

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle is against a proposed national measure to impose a zero limit on drinking and driving, it was reported on Monday.

Golden Arrow buses' court bid fails

2013-04-26 16:01

An application to have the MyCiti bus service expansion halted in Cape Town, has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court.

Driver's reduced sentence 'disappointing'

2013-03-22 17:07

The decision to reduce the charges and sentence of Western Cape taxi driver Jacob Humphreys is disappointing, the province's Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Red flags over bus in horror crash

2013-03-18 10:48

The bus that crashed and killed 24 passengers in the Western Cape had several certification problems, according to a report.

W Cape vehicle licence fees set to rise

2013-02-18 16:12

Motorists in the Western Cape should brace for a proposed 5.3% increase in licence registration fees, pending public consultation, transport authorities say.

Cover-up suspected in head boy crash

2013-01-07 10:08

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has criticised the "scandalous" investigation into the crash which killed a Cape Town head boy nearly a year ago, suggesting there could be a police cover-up.

Sleepy drivers: Key seizures lawful

2012-12-10 22:17

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says it would be legal for authorities to confiscate keys and force drivers to rest as the province moves to lower the number of accidents caused by fatigue.

Watch it! Carlisle gets big guns

2012-12-04 08:05

The passing of a Western Cape traffic act has put heavy ammunition in the legal guns of the province's transport MEC Robin Carlisle.

MEC Carlisle - 'AARTO must go'

2012-11-01 14:48

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has slammed the "dysfunctional and incompetent management" of AARTO.

Cape Town unveils transport plan

2012-10-18 14:22

The City of Cape Town envisages its commuters using different modes of transport across one seamless network.

Latest Western Cape crash videos

2012-09-25 13:43

The Western Cape has released its next series of CCTV videos showing road incidents as part of its Safely Home campaign. Watch the latest crash videos.

Crash videos 09/12: Video 3

2012-09-25 11:15

The latest Western Cape crash videos have been released and they serve as a reminder of the dangers of reckless behaviour on our nation's roads. Watch the third instalment!

Cape crash videos 09/12: Video 1

2012-09-25 11:11

Two drivers each lose control of their vehicle while travelling at speed and a third crashes into a scooter and continues driving... Watch the latest Western Cape crash videos!

Cape limits: No to congestion

2012-09-20 10:34

Another Wheels24 reader has some choice words (and examples) regarding the Western Cape transport MEC's plan to introduce blanket speed limit reductions in the province.

Cape limits - readers respond

2012-09-05 09:03

Should the Western Cape proceed with reduced speed limits? Wheels24 readers share their thoughts (is your comment there?) but will the DA listen?

Cape to slash all speed limits

2012-09-04 09:47
227 comments

A 10km/h reduction of all speed limits is being planned for the Western Cape. This means city speeds limits will be dropped to 50km/h and the main-road limit to 110km/h.

Court dismisses ex-spin doctor's bid

2012-08-07 12:01

The Cape Town Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by Steven Otter to be reinstated as Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle's spokesperson.

Official claims lost job for not drinking

2012-07-19 22:25

A Western Cape MEC's ex-spokesperson claims he was transferred from his former post because he is a vegetarian and teetotaller compared to the prototype employee - "an alpha male, someone who eats red meat".

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