Gauteng driving school operators call for scrapping of online drivers booking system

Johannesburg – Driving school operators in Gauteng, who are calling for the scrapping of the online drivers booking system, have vowed to continue protesting until their demands are met.

National Driving School Association of SA (NDSASA) members shut down the Sandton licensing department in Marlboro, on Thursday, calling for the online driving licence booking system in Gauteng to be scrapped.

The action intensified on Friday, when members protested outside about 38 driving licence testing centres (DLTCs) across Gauteng and blocked motorists from entering and leaving.

The NDSASA said the protest action – set continue until NDSASA’s demands were responded to – came after it handed a memorandum to the Transport Department on February 15.

National chairperson Abel Mositsa said the memorandum called for the online booking system to be placed on hold because its members and the public were unable to secure booking slots on the system. “It’s not working for us, the public, or anyone,” he said.