Driving licence card delays continue across SA amid ongoing strike

The Transport Department says motorists will experience a "significantly slower turn-around time" for the issuing of driving licences.

This is due to an ongoing strike involving employees at the department's Driving Licensing Card Account (DLCA).

DLCA employees apparently want permanent positions and want to be insourced by the department in order to receive employment benefits.

Department spokesperson Jandré Bakker says the ongoing industrial action has affected issuing centres nationwide.

Bakker says drivers who apply for a driving licence card renewal prior to the expiry date can use their application receipts and their old cards for a maximum of three months.

Read: Strike and new production systems cause driver license backlog

Those who apply after their licences have expired will be issued a temporary licence, at an extra fee, which will be valid for six months.

Bakker adds that motorists are responsible for ensuring that their driving licence is in good standing.

Motorists are advised to check the status of their application at the centre where they applied.

Alternatively, they can check their driving licence card status by sending their ID number via SMS to 33214.

LISTEN: DLCA explains backlog in drivers licence printing

Also read: You will soon be able to book your learner and driving licence test online

There is a labour dispute which resulted in an industrial strike at the DLCA, an entity of the National Department of Transport.

Jandré Bakker, Head of Communication Department of Transport and Public Works

The strike has been going on for quite some time. It has had an impact on the speed at which drivers licence cards are issued.

Jandré Bakker, Head of Communication Department of Transport and Public Works

There is an issue nationally and all provinces are affected, not just the Western Cape.

Jandré Bakker, Head of Communication Department of Transport and Public Works

This delay cannot be used as a defence not to get a fine.

Jandré Bakker, Head of Communication Department of Transport and Public Works

Listen to him explain the situation:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Driving licence card delays continue across SA amid ongoing strike


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