Apply for your driver’s licence online
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.