driving licence

  1. 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...
  2. Jan

    New driver’s licence card machine expected to cost over R50 million

    New driver’s licence cards for South Africa — when to expect them South Africa’s new driver’s licence card system is scheduled to go live in October 2022, according to a Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) tender document. The tender document outlines the new card’s design and the production...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. Jan

    Aarto scheduled to roll out to 144 municipal areas before July

    New traffic fines coming to 144 towns and cities in South Africa The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) is scheduled to add 144 municipal areas to South Africa’s new traffic fine system between 1 January and 30 June 2022. This is part of the third phase of the rollout of the...
  9. Jan

    Why there is only one driving licence printing machine in all of South Africa

    Why South Africa only has one driver’s licence printing machine South Africa only has one machine that can print driving licence cards to avoid giving corrupt officials a gap to flood the country with fraudulent driver’s licences. This is according to the spokesperson of the Automobile...
  10. 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.
  11. Jan

    Motorists should inform insurers if they struggle to renew their driving licences - SAIA

    What happens with your car insurance if your driver's licence expires The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) says that an expired driver's licence card or disc is not a valid reason for insurers to outright deny a car insurance claim. SAIA said it received new enquiries from concerned...
  12. 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...
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    Advanced driving licence training course Cape Town

    Does anyone know of a driving academy that offers advanced driver training for beginners? The driving schools around my home are contravening road laws - and I mean the instructors. Parking on a controlled pedestrian crossing (with traffic lights) to run into Woollies for a snack, etc. My...