Many motorists in Gauteng have been experiencing trouble trying to renew their licences since 1 June when trying to book appointments on the online National Traffic Information System (Natis).
Natis system is now open for bookings for licence renewals in Gauteng.
According to Wheels24, The RTMC’S Kevin Kara-Vala says: “Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTC’s) all opened at different dates, due to these centres having to be inspected for compliance with OHS guidelines.”
“The Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Safety has oversight and is responsible for the management of all DLTCs and have instructed that all applicants who missed their bookings which were paid for and expired during lockdown, must be called and rescheduled by DLTC’s before opening slots to the general public.”
“The Corporation has been informed that most of the DLTC’s have now managed to reschedule their backlogs and will now open slots to the public.”
“It should also be noted, as explained, that all DLTC’s are not allowed to have a full contingent of staff on their premises, and with fewer examiners being allowed on site, it thus reduces the capacity of applicants that can be booked, as every applicant is booked against the time that is available per examiner.”
Below is a summary of days on which DLTCs available slots from 07:45 onwards:
- Ekurhuleni: Wednesdays
- Johannesburg: Tuesdays
- Merafong: Mondays
- Mogale City: Daily
- Rand-West: Daily
- Sedibeng: Mondays
- Tshwane: Mondays
According to Wheels24, the RTMC strongly suggests to check on these days and as early as possible as slots are taken within the first couple of hours each day.
The RTMC says, and it is also noted on the Natis system: “The Gauteng Province wants to ensure that all DLTC’s are Covid-19 compliant to ensure the safety of applicants. The sites inspection of DLTC’s are almost done.
The following should be noted before visiting your preferred DLTC:
- All applicants who paid for a Learner’s Licence test, which would have taken place during the lockdown period can apply in person at the DLTC where the application was made for a rescheduling of the Learner’s test.
- All applicants who paid for a Driving Licence test, which would have taken place during the lockdown period can apply in person at the DLTC where the application was made for a rescheduling of the driving licence test.
- All Driving Licences which expired between 27 March 2020 to 31 May 2020, are deemed valid until 31 August 2020.
- All PrDP’s which expired between 27 March 2020 to 1 June 2020, are deemed valid until 31 August 2020.
- DLTC’s that are Covid-19 compliant have opened bookings for Driving Licence card renewals since 3 June 2020.
- DLTC’s that are Covid-19 compliant have opened Learner’s Licence and Driving Licence test bookings since 8 June 2020.
- DLTC’s that are Covid-19 compliant have opened applications for PrDP’s since 8 June 2020.