Johannesburg - The provincial Public Works Department says people waiting for their driving licence cards may experience a delay because of industrial action at the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) in Pretoria.
The processing of applications for new licence cards and renewals is decentralised, but all cards are issued by the DLCA,” said head of communication Jandré Bakker.
"This delay will therefore affect applicants all over South Africa. Drivers who apply for a driving licence card renewal on or before the expiry date pay R140.
“They may continue to drive for a maximum of three months, provided they have their application receipts and their old cards.”
Drivers who apply after their licences have expired pay R140 and must apply for a temporary licence (valid for six months) for an extra R45.
In early August the Driving Licensing Card and Account production team declared that millions of South Africans would have to go without licences until the employees were given permanent positions.