Citizen Reporter
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21 May 2020
4:32 pm

Vehicle registration and testing centres to resume operations in June

Citizen Reporter

The regulations state all drivers and learners licences, licence discs and temporary permits that expired during the lockdown are valid and extended for three months from 1 June. 

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has gazetted new regulations coming into effect on Thursday, which will see licence testing stations, vehicle registration and testing centres resume operations from June.

The gazetted amended regulations came as the country prepares to enter into level 3 lockdown, EWN reports. 

The regulations state all drivers and learner’s licences, licence discs and temporary permits that expired during the lockdown are valid and extended for three months from 1 June.

This also includes motor trade number licences that expired during the same period are still considered valid and are extended for six months from 20 May.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said the sector must observe strict hygiene and social distancing and will turn away any customers who aren’t wearing face masks.

The minister will make an announce on Friday of new Covid-19 directions targeted at driving licence testing centres and inspect their readiness to operate.

(Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele)

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