Vehicle licenses and license disc not included in expired grace period

The Department of Transport has clarified that the announcement of the extension of licenses did not include vehicle licenses and license disc.

The clarification comes after transport minister Fikile Mbalula erroneously posted the that these licences are included in the extension on social media.

In a 30 November Government Gazette, expiry was mentioned of all learner licenses, driver license cards, temporary driving license cards and professional driving permits that expired between 26 March and 31 December 2020. In the gazette, government extended a grace period that would see these documents would remain valid until 31 August 2021.

“License discs were not included. The extension was created to open up space for all types of license renewals, updates and makes at DLTCs responding to the backlog created by the lockdown period,” the department said in a statement.

The department has urged residents to use the extension to their advantage and either update or obtain their driving licence for the first time.

Furthermore, the department said that the extension period was created to cater to the backlog caused by the hard lockdown period.


Done By: Mitchum George