At a virtual transport portfolio committee meeting held in the last week of August, KZN’s MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Bheki Ntuli gave reprieve for dealerships who have been struggling to get new trade plates and roadworthy certificates before the expiry deadline on 31 August.
All motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates that had expired during the period from March 26 to May 31, 2020 expired on 31 August, but following a petition by the Automobile Association and public, dealerships now have until 31 November to renew their paperwork.
“We know that ordinary citizens have been severely affected and anyone experiencing challenges with regards to their expired licences must present their case to the department so that each case can be investigated on its merit,” said Ntuli at the meeting.
The extension period applies to:
• Motor trade number licences that expired between March 26 and May 31, which will be valid until November 30.
• All learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expired between March 26 and August 31, which will be valid until January 31, 2021.
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