Driving licence and vehicle testing stations are not open during the 21-day-lockdown. This according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. In Monday’s Government Gazette, Mbalula confirmed an extended 30 days grace period applying to all licensing deadlines.
“I, Fikile Mbalula, MP, Minister of Transport, acting in terms of section 18 (7) of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996), hereby extend the licensing and registration period as set out hereunder: a) During the lock-down, the validity period for learner’s licence, driving licence, motor vehicle licence disk, temporary permit, professional driving permit and roadworthy certificates shall be deemed to be valid and shall be extended for a further grace period of 30 days from the date of expiry of a lockdown period, unless determined otherwise by the Minister.
Meanwhile, Mbalula also said South Africans stranded abroad will be allowed to come back home. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.
The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.
No – Driving licence testing centres and vehicle testing stations are NOT open during #LockdownSA. Yes, an extended grace period applies to all licensing deadlines. #StayAtHomeSA pic.twitter.com/L3RW7nyNO1
— Justice Project SA (@JPSAorg) April 1, 2020
In other news – Bishop Ngcobo talks to God on how to defeat Covid-19 pandemic
Controversial Durban Zionist Bishop Bheki Timothy Ngcobo has allegedly violated the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown by leaving his home to go to a mountain in Ndwedwe outside Durban to pray for the end of the coronavirus.
The bishop, who is also a founding leader of a new political party, the African Freedom Revolution (AFR), was recently slammed for calling on Christians to disobey President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction that there should be no gathering of more than 100 people. The president declared a state of disaster almost two weeks ago and last week announced strict lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus spreading in the country. Read more