DA calls on public not to use companies claiming to be able to assist with license renewals

Issued by Fred Nel MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport
08 Oct 2020 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is aware that there is a huge licensing backlog in the province and that residents are struggling to get timeslots to renew their licences. 

We have been made aware that there are companies who are offering to assist residents with their licenses and are charging between R2000 and R3000 for their services.  

In addition, there are also people standing outside the licensing department soliciting money from residents to assist them in getting their licenses renewed.  

This is illegal and is aiding in corruption. We urge members of the public to not pay any money over to these so-called ‘service providers’.  

A strategy to deal with the huge backlogs is long overdue and we therefore call on the MEC for Roads and Transport, Jacob Mamabolo to put a plan in place to deal with these backlogs.  

If you are approached by anyone claiming to be able to assist you with renewing your license, please report this to our tipoff line [email protected]