Easter road deaths increased by 14% in 2018 compared to last year, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande announced on Tuesday.
He was delivering in Parliament the preliminary report on the Easter road campaigns.
Nzimande said the numbers were calculated over a 12-day period from March 29 to April 9.
He pointed out that the main contributing factor for crashes was human behaviour.
Nzimande said the department's safety plan will include a driver safety educational programme.