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Department of Transport - About Us


Minister of Transport: Ms Dipuo Peters

Deputy Minister of Transport: Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga

The Vision       
“Transport, the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth and social development!”          

The Mission            
Lead the development of integrated efficient transport systems by creating a framework of sustainable policies, regulations and implementable models to support government strategies for economic, social and international development.
The Values

The core values of the department are:

  • Maintain fairness and equity in all our operations;
  • Strive for quality and affordable transport for all;
  • Stimulate innovation in the transport sector;
  • Ensure transparency, accountability, accessibility; and
  • Upholding of the Batho Pele principles.
The Strategic Objectives

The objectives that we aim to achieve in providing a policy framework, regulation and implementation models are: 
  • Competitive transport costs;
  • Safety and security improvements;
  • Reduce infrastructure backlogs;
  • Improve access; and
  • Reduce time in transit.

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