South Africans will soon be in a situation to coach for a brand unique electronic or mobile driving licence card as smartly as a physical plastic one Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula revealed this week.
The days of standing in lengthy queues will moreover ultimately come to an discontinue with the introduction of an e-carrier system by the Department of Transport (DOT)
Mbalula’s plans for the introduction of the unique cards became revealed within the Drivers Licence Card Memoir Annual Efficiency Scheme (DLCA) 2020/21. The DLCA is a division that falls under the Department of Transport (DOT).
“It’s envisaged that a brand unique durable driving licence card with improved security capabilities can be launched by the pinnacle of the financial twelve months,” the thought eminent.
“The emergence of the fourth industrial revolution presents both challenges and different for DLCA. There are alternatives for the DLCA to adopt newer applied sciences to toughen the DLCA carrier supply initiatives,” the thought acknowledged.
“The advent of self-driving autos and assorted different transport initiatives a lot like on-demand lunge carrier can also influence on the demand of driving licence cards. There is smartly a necessity for DLCA to adopt unique tactics and industry items that can fundamentally develop into the production direction of, govt choices, industry and society at huge.”
In response to the 2020/21 thought the modernisation of the driving licence card production system can have the next advantages, enabling the DLCA to:
- Lower the driving licence card production turnaround time from 12 days to moral 7 days
- Introduce an electronic/mobile driving license
- Originate a platform to introduce an e-carrier
- Re-engineer the DLCA direction of to allow for the automation of toughen products and services and the elimination of the original book utility direction of.
Earlier plans in 2016/17 that were initiated to launch with the introduction of the unique card system were delayed when there became a switch within the transport ministry.