New e-driver software in KwaZulu-Natal leads to two arrests at testing stations

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has launched a new software at all testing stations in the province in an effort to curb rampant corruption.

The e-driver was launched by the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Ntuli, at the Rossburgh testing station.

Joanne Joseph speaks to KZN department of Transport spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane about the software.

The essence of this technology is basically to deal with fraud and corruption in our testing stations.

Kwanele Ncalane, Spokesperson - KZN Department of Transport

It deals with a number of issues. It uses biometrics to take the pics and the details of the driver before the test and when the test is done it has diverted routes where it records the conversation between the examiner and the applicant.

Kwanele Ncalane, Spokesperson - KZN Department of Transport

Ncalane says all testing stations have started using the device.

Previously you would have an examiner with a pen and paper but now this gadget must correspond with what the examiner is marking. There is someone in the office watching in the background.

Kwanele Ncalane, spokesperson - KZN Department of Transport

In Pinetown, we have already arrested two females who were testing on behalf of others.

Kwanele Ncalane, spokesperson - KZN Department of Transport

Listen to the full interview below...


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