Making it easier for residents to travel around the city is the focus of this week’s First Thursday.

October is Transport Month, and First Thursday at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities will showcase exciting developments in sustainable transport technologies.

It is a partnership between Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works, and GreenCape.

The official theme of the evening is Transport technology: exploring efficient, alternative mobility options to reduce congestion and ease commuter travel. 

The programme will include:

  • Local and national providers exhibiting smart transport technologies and a subsequent round of elevator pitches on the various technologies displayed
  • A panel discussion featuring Minister Winde, Minister Grant and Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, City of Cape Town and Bonnie Horbach of the Dutch Consulate
  • Opportunities to test drive a Low-speed Electric Vehicle (pictured), a BMW I3 and an Ewizz Electric Scooter


Low-speed Electric Vehicle BMW I3 Ewizz Eletric Scooter



Date:              5 October 2017
Venue:           142 Long street (just off the corner of Long and Dorp street)
Time:               5 pm (for 5:30 pm) to 8 pm

For media queries, kindly contact:

Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture
Western Cape Government
142 Long Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 060 970 4301
Twitter: bronwynnejooste