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Mbalula announces grace period for driver’s licences that expired from 26 March

Transport Department spokesperson Ayanda Allie-Paine said: “There was a flurry of people trying to renew their documentation and we also had a stop-start phenomenon because whenever there was a positive case, we’d have to shut down operations.”

A general view of a South African driver's licence. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Driver's licence testing centres are not coping with the backlog created by the COVID-19 lockdown.

For this reason, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday announced a grace period for driver's licences that have expired since 26 March.

Licences that expire between that date and 31 December are automatically valid until the end of August next year.

Transport Department spokesperson Ayanda Allie-Paine said: “There was a flurry of people trying to renew their documentation and we also had a stop-start phenomenon because whenever there was a positive case, we’d have to shut down operations.”

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