Car licences extended for South Africans

Date:21 May 2020 Author: Leila Stein

The Department of Transport has announced an extension on drivers licences as South Africa eases out of the different lockdown stages.

At the start of the 21-day lockdown, it was announced that the validity of licences would be extended as drivers would not be able to go and renew those that expired during this time. Since the government has decided on a gradual reopening of the economy, they have extended this validity period.

Those whose documents have expired between 26 March and 31 May will now have a 90 day extension from 1 June.

This applies to the following documents:

  • Learner’s licences;
  • Driving licences;
  • Temporary drivers licences;
  • Motor vehicle licence discs;
  • Temporary permits;
  • Roadworthy certificates;
  • Professional driver permits.

Should areas of South Africa move to Level 3 as expected, driving licence centres, registering authorities, testing stations and driving schools will resume services. These centres will require strict hygiene rules as prescribed by the government.

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