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Book drivers license renewals from Monday to avoid long queues


Residents can avoid long queues from Monday at the Uitenhage and Korsten Traffic and Drivers Licensing Centres by making appointments to renew their drivers licenses and professional driver permits (PrDP).

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Member of the Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security, Cllr John Best, said this manual booking system, where residents can either call in or make an appointment at the departments, is a temporary pre-cursor for a fully-fledged online booking system and a smartphone application.

"We decided to implement the temporary call-in and walk-in booking system ahead of the digital booking systems to find a quicker way to alleviate the long queues plaguing service delivery at the centres.

"I am convinced that the immediate implementation of the temporary booking system will be a great help to those who cannot wait in lines due to time constraints and ailments.

"Three machines will be dedicated in Korsten to the new booking system and one in Uitenhage. Each machine will accommodate twenty-eight bookings per day

"In addition to the booking system, residents who prefer to stand in the queue to be serviced, can continue to do so as well

"Our meeting with officials from the Department of Transport, planned for today will be urgently rescheduled in order for improvements to the software and hardware, provided by the Department of Transport, to be discussed.

"Other improvements to the current service delivery model are the establishment of a third Traffic and Drivers Licensing Centre at the Motherwell Thusong Service Centre, two centres where drivers licenses can be renewed and proposals from our IT technicians to improve the Department of Transport-owned computer system at our traffic departments,” said MMC John Best.

Call the Uitenhage Traffic and Licensing Centre at 041 995 2700 to make a booking and the Korsten Centre at 041 506 1100.


Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726 / 041 506 1500 / / @kupidobaron).

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