Ap­ply for your driver’s li­cence on­line

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Or­rin Singh

SOUTH AFRICANS will soon be able to re­new and ap­ply for their learner and driv­ing li­cences on­line.

Ac­cord­ing to the Road Traf­fic Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (RTMC) the on­line ser­vice, which it says will put an end to cor­rup­tion at li­cens­ing de­part­ments, will be rolled out next month.

‘In Septem­ber we will start rolling out the sys­tem in Gaut­eng and then through­out the coun­try,’ said RTMC’s Si­mon Zwane.

The sys­tem will al­low learner and driv­ing li­cence ap­pli­cants to choose the date, time and place of their test.

It will also al­low peo­ple to re­new their li­cences as well.

Zwane said the on­line sys­tem will root out cor­rup­tion.

‘We have ev­i­dence, and seen in the past, that be­cause of the han­dling by of­fi­cials, we have ex­pe­ri­enced cor­rup­tion where book­ings are blocked for cer­tain in­di­vid­ual pur­poses.

‘We will deal with that and im­prove ser­vices for the pub­lic,’ he said.

About re­new­ing your driv­ers’ li­cence

The South African Govern­ment stip­u­lates that you must re­new your driv­ing li­cence card four weeks be­fore its ex­piry date.

If you re­new it af­ter the ex­piry date, you will have to ap­ply for a tem­po­rary driv­ing li­cence at an ad­di­tional cost, while wait­ing for your driv­ing li­cence to be is­sued.

The cur­rent cost for a re­newal of your driver’s li­cence is R250.

It is also im­por­tant to note that when re­new­ing your li­cence you will not be re­quired to take a driv­ing test.

You will un­dergo eye test­ing and your fin­ger­prints will be taken.

Al­ter­na­tively, you can have your eyes tested by an op­tometrist and sub­mit the re­sults at the driv­ing li­cence test­ing cen­tre (DLTC).

If your sight has wors­ened from the date on which your li­cence was is­sued, new con­di­tions will be at­tached to your li­cence.

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