During National Transport Month, Government, and specifically the Department of Transport and its entities, will showcase transport infrastructure services in aviation, maritime, public transport and roads. This month will be used to further advance the country’s road safety initiatives, while also creating awareness of the economic benefits of the sector.
Investments in the transport sector are aimed at stimulating development and creating jobs as part of the country’s Nine-Point Plan. These investments will ensure that we build an integrated public transport network across the country.
Investments in rail, roads and public transport is changing the way people access their places of work, study and entertainment. These investments will also help to grow the economy, and address the challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
October was declared Transport Month in 2005 during the Transport Lekgotla. It is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage participation from civil society and business, including the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system in the country.
During Transport Month Government will also mobilise public and private sector participation in transport projects aimed at developing the country’s economy and ensuring sustainable job creation.