Department of Transport
  • 10 other official names:
  • Departement van Vervoer (Afrikaans)
  • umNyango wezokuThutha (Southern Ndebele)
  • iSebe lezoThutho (Xhosa)
  • uMnyango Wezokuthutha (Zulu)
  • Litiko Letekutfutsa (Swazi)
  • Kgoro ya Dinamelwa (Northern Sotho)
  • Lefapha la Dipalangwang (Sotho)
  • Lefapha la Dipalangwa (Tswana)
  • Ndzawulo ya Vutleketli (Tsonga)
  • Muhasho wa Vhuendi (Venda)
Department overview
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersForum Building, 159 Struben Street, Pretoria
25°44′33″S 28°11′10″E / 25.74250°S 28.18611°E / -25.74250; 28.18611
Employees529 (2010)
Annual budgetR79.5 billion (2023/24)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Pule Godfrey Selepe, Director-General: Transport

The Department of Transport is the department of the South African government concerned with transport. The political head of the department is the Minister of Transport, currently Fikile Mbalula; his deputy is Sindisiwe Chikunga.

Responsibility for transport is constitutionally between the national transport department and the nine provincial transport departments. The national department has exclusive responsibility for national and international airports, national roads, railways and marine transport; the national and provincial departments share responsibility for other airports, public transport, road traffic regulation and vehicle licensing; and the provincial departments have exclusive responsibility for provincial and local roads, traffic and parking.

In the 2011 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 35,084 million rand. As of 30 September 2010 it had 529 employees.[1]

The department had a budget of 79.5 billion rand for the 2023/2024 financial year, with transfers and subsidies to entities within the department accounting for about 98% of it. Prasa, the struggling state rail agency, will receive more than a quarter (R20.5-billion) of the budget.[2]


The Department of Transport is divided into six branches:[3]

The department is also responsible for several semi-independent agencies and state-owned companies:

See also

Provincial transport departments:


  1. ^ "Vote 37: Transport" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2011. Pretoria: National Treasury. 23 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-621-39863-2. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
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  3. ^ "Annual Performance Plan for 2016/17" (PDF). Department of Transport. Retrieved 31 March 2016.[permanent dead link]