Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says his department is working on a number of updates for driver licences in South Africa, including the option to have a licence delivered directly to your home or office.
In a media briefing on Wednesday (12 January), Mbalula said the Department of Transport also plans to begin accepting online payments for several services, including:
- Motor vehicle licence renewals;
- Driving licence card renewals;
- Learner’s licence tests;
- Driving licence tests.
Mbalula also confirmed that the government is considering a new smart driver licence card for the country, which will be presented to president Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet shortly.
This will help address a growing backlog as approximately half a million South African motorists are stuck with expired driving licence cards because the twenty-year-old machine that prints them all has been out of order since November.
ONLINE PAYMENT COMING SOON
For the following services:
Motor vehicle licence renewal
Driving licence card renewal
Learner’s licence test
Driving licence test
You can also opt to get your driving licence card delivered at your doorstep. pic.twitter.com/F7jGnVdeEr
— FIKILE MBALULA | MR FIX (@MbalulaFikile) January 12, 2022