Gauteng Transport MEC, Jacob Mamabolo has signed an agreement with the National Driving School Association of South Africa (NDSASA) and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to forge collaboration between the sectors.
This follows driving school operators’ protest over the newly introduced process to apply for a vehicle license test.
The drivers are unhappy about the online booking system which is aimed at cutting long queues and eliminating corruption at the centres.
They say technical issues are adversely affecting their clients, and they want to go back to the manual system.
The protest resulted in the closure of driver’s licence testing stations across Gauteng.
The agreement will provide all parties with a common platform to share information and address concerns relating to driver’s license applications.
Driving schools operators are not happy with the new license booking system, saying it negatively impacts their business. They want to be part of the booking.
Mamabolo says he is adamant that this is the democratic way to help them resolve even the most complex difficulties and problems they may be facing.
In the related video below, driving schools operators demand scrapping of new online booking system for vehicle license tests: