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National strike action 'delays issuing of driving licence cards' - department of transport

2018-09-06 14:49

Department of Transport and Public Works

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Industrial strike action could cause delays for motorists expecting their driving licence cards.

The Western Cape Transport department said:"Members of the public waiting for their driving licence cards may experience a delay because of industrial action at the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) in Pretoria.

"While the processing of applications for new licence cards and renewals is decentralised, all cards are issued by the DLCA, a trading entity of the National Department of Transport. This delay will, therefore, affect applicants all over South Africa."

Delays expected

The department adds: "Drivers who apply for a driving licence card renewal on or before the expiry date pay R140 for the new card. They may continue to drive for a maximum of three months, provided they are in possession of their application receipts and their old cards.

"Drivers who apply after their licences have expired pay R140 for the new card, and must also apply for a temporary licence at an additional cost of R45. Temporary driving licences are valid for six months.

"DTPW is acutely aware of the frustration this may cause. Despite the fact that this delay is not the fault of DPTW or any of the local driving licence testing centres, the Department will keep the public informed of any further developments. This dispute can only be resolved at a national level, and the delay will persist until such time as the dispute is resolved." 

READ: Everything you need to know about renewing your drivers licence in SA






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