Virus pandemic affects Department of Road Traffic

Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) says it has very low stock of printing cards used for driving licences, professional driving permits, traffic register cards as well as instructor licences  due to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic  travel restriction.

Coronavirus hits Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services 

In a statement  issued by DRTSS, the travel restrictions and lockdown have led to failure by the supplier of blank cards to transport and deliver them to the directorate.

“The situation has risen due to travel restrictions and also lockdown that several countries are enforcing following the Covid 19 pandemic,” reads the statement in part.

The department said it has currently put in place all necessary measures to allow processes to flow and business continue.

“All clients who were to get a card, an output document shall be issued with an authenticated temporary document to be used attached with other relevant documents until such a time when the firectorate shall be able to stock enough cards,” said DRTSS.

Meanwhile, DRTSS has said that other transactions whose output documents are face value paper documents such as learners licences, Certificate of Fitness (COF) and Vehicle Permits among others will not be affected.

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3 years ago

Its high time clients start sitting on chairs at DRTSS offices. This place makes me sick always when I intend to renew my documents.

3 years ago
Reply to  Schiphol

It’s the worst hell on earth. I keep on thinking if there is any management there. The qs have been there for decades and they r happy with t. What kind of public service is this. I can’t get things done in time unless u know someone or Ur prepared to pay something. Shame

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