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Department of Transport - About Us

Minister of Transport: Mr Joe Maswanganyi

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;
  • 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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