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  1. Jan

    Motorists must still pay their fines after Aarto declared unlawful - RTIA

    Aarto declared unlawful — What happens to your traffic fines Traffic fines issued in Johannesburg and Tshwane still remain valid despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act being declared unlawful and unconstitutional by the Pretoria High Court last week. That...
  2. Jan

    Pick n Pay licence disc renewal price compared to FNB, PayCity, others

    Cheapest ways to renew your car licence disc While transport minister Fikile Mbalula has promised his department would launch an online renewal facility for vehicle licence discs and driver's licence cards "soon", South Africans have been able to renew their car licences online for years. Many...
  3. Jan

    Computerised learners tests and simulators - changes to South Africa's driving licences announced

    Major changes to South African learner and driver's licence tests Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that his department has made significant progress in rolling out computerised learner’s licence testing. Long-term, the department is integrating driving licence simulators into testing...
  4. Jan

    Driver's licence printer mess - what Fikile Mbalula is not telling South Africans

    What Fikile Mbalula is not telling South Africans about the driver’s licence debacle Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage said transport minister Fikile Mbalula is not providing South Africans with accurate information about the ongoing driver’s licence debacle. Thousands of motorists are stuck with...
  5. Jan

    Aarto unlawful and unconstitutional, rules High Court

    South Africa’s new traffic fine laws declared unlawful and unconstitutional The Pretoria High court has ruled that the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (Aarto) and Aarto Amendment Act are unlawful and unconstitutional. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa)...
  6. Jan

    Driver's licence card tender shows what new licence card will look like

    What South Africa's new driver's licence card will look like Transport minister Fikile Mbalula recently confirmed that South Africa would get new driver's licence cards that are aligned with international best practices. Tender documents published in November 2021 reveal how the new card...
  7. Jan

    Online driver's licence renewals IMMINENT - as soon as the card printer is fixed

    Online driver's licence card renewals "coming soon" — with delivery to your door A new online payment system that will allow South African motorists to renew and pay for their vehicle licence discs and driver's licence cards online will be launching soon. That was the word from transport...
  8. Jan

    Driver's licence machine in Germany for repairs - could take a month or more

    South Africa's only driver's licence card machine in Germany for repairs South Africa has sent its only driver's licence printing machine to Germany for repairs, transport minister Fikile Mbalula has said. "The license machine is in Germany. It has broken,” Mbalula told eNCA.
  9. Jan

    Driver's licences, Department of Transport a money-making empire - Outa

    Driver’s licence chaos in South Africa — with a big revelation about the real reason An investigation by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) revealed that the delay in issuing driver’s licences is partly caused by a money-making racket at a government department. Approximately half a...
  10. Jan

    There was a plan and money to buy extra driving licence printer - government just didn't do it

    Huge revelations in driver's licence printer chaos Civil action group Outa has slammed the Department of Transport's (DoT's) failure to buy a new driver's licence card machine, despite amassing a surplus of more than R400 million from renewals over the last nine years. The two-decade-old...
  11. Jan

    If Mbalula scraps e-tolls expect a fuel levy increase - Mantashe

    Expect petrol price hike if e-tolls get scrapped — Mantashe The South African Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, has warned that fuel prices will continue to increase if e-tolls are scrapped, News24 reported. Mantashe said that if scrapped, e-tolls would be replaced with...
  12. Jan

    Updated regulations to clarify R250 fee for online driver's licence renewal

    New regulations for online driver's licence renewal fees published The Department of Transport has updated regulations for the fees chargeable by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). Its previous version of the regulations included a R250 fee for “online booking for the renewal of...
  13. Jan

    How Mr Fix plans to un-break driver's licence renewals

    The plan to fix South Africa's driver's licence mess Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has outlined his department's plans to tackle the severe backlog of driver's licence renewals. Mbalula's comments came in response to questions in Parliament from IFP MP Khetamabala Sithole and DA MP Chris...
  14. Jan

    E-toll decision with Treasury, until then you must pay - Department of Transport

    E-tolls are still the law and you must pay — Transport department Department of Transport director-general Alec Moemi has said that Treasury must decide on the future of e-tolls. Until then, it is the law, and South Africans must pay their dues. In a virtual parliamentary meeting last week, he...
  15. Jan

    Updated driving licence booking and vehicle licence disc fees proposed

    New vehicle and driver's licence fees for South Africa Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has proposed updated fees for vehicle and driver's licence renewals in a Government Gazette published on Friday. Anyone who wishes to comment on the proposed fee schedule has 30 days to do so.
  16. Jan

    Driver's licence renewal deadline must be extended - OUTA

    Driver's licence renewal mess — no choice but to extend preposterous deadline The Department of Transport will have no choice but to extend the 31 August 2021 deadline for renewing driver's licences again, Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage has said. "The broken system that government is relying on has...
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    E-tolls not to blame for price hikes: DoT

    E-tolls not to blame for price hikes: DoT Price inflation cannot not be blamed on the cost of Gauteng’s e-tolls, a panel reviewing the system heard in Pretoria on Wednesday
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Without e-tolls, roads would suffer: DoT

    Without e-tolls, roads would suffer: DoT If e-tolls in Gauteng were scrapped Sanral would need to delay maintenance of old road networks and abort all road expansion projects, the transport department said on Tuesday
  19. Jan

    Fix E-toll billing problems, Transport Minister orders

    Fix E-toll billing “challenges”: Minister Sanral has been ordered to fix billing problems related to the Gauteng e-toll system, according to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
  20. QuintonB

    Final E-toll prices published

    Final E-toll prices revealed A recently published government gazette outlines the tariffs Gauteng E-toll users can expect to pay