Good news as licence centres will be reopening from the 1st June 2020.
COVID-19 has really disrupted our way of life, but slowly and surely, things are reopening. Since the Lockdown was dropped to level 4, we've seen some car factories come back online albeit in reduced capacity and dealerships have started trading again. Now, it appears licence centres will be reopening from the 1st June 2020.
The Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula said, "Driving licence testing centres, registering authorities, vehicle testing stations and driving schools will resume their services with effect from 1 June 2020. No person is allowed to enter centres, registering authorities, vehicle testing stations and driving schools if they do not wear a cloth facemask.” He added that if centres do not follow guidelines, they will be forced to close.
Due to the Lockdown, there's now a massive backlog and the introduction of a computerised learner testing system will help alleviate some of that backlog. If you weren't aware, all licences that had expired during the Lockdown have been extended for a further 90 days.