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Cape Town to help unemployed get licences

June 21st, 2012  |  Published in General News

City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town wants unemployed people to be able to drive – and is planning to start a programme to provide free driver’s licence training to the unemployed.

This followed a request from the council’s safety and security portfolio committee that sub-councils pay for unemployed residents to take learner’s and driver’s licence lessons and testing.

Should the council approve the move, the city’s department of social development would appoint a driving school to provide the training and testing of beneficiaries.

The city’s traffic services department would make dates available for learners’ and drivers’ test bookings. The cost of the bookings would be paid by the driving school, which will bill the city for services rendered.

Keith Miller, the city’s sub-councils and ward committees manager, said Sub-council 24 had allocated R150 000 per ward for wards 95, 96, 97 and 98 in the Khayelitsha area.

“As far as can be determined, none of the other subcouncils have allocated funding for this purpose yet,” said Miller.

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Proposed manner of application to be approved as suitable to be able to apply for registration as a driving school

June 20th, 2012  |  Published in driving schools

Originally published in the Government Gazette, 8 June 2012. This is the proposed way driving instructors will need to apply to register as a driving school in South Africa.

114G. Manner of application to be approved as suitable person or body of persons to be able to apply for registration as a driving school.

(1) A person or body of persons desiring to operate a driving school as contemplated in section 28E, shall declare such intention in writing in an affidavit or an affirmation and submit such affidavit or affirmation and the fee as determined by the MEC concerned, to the MEC concerned.

(2) The affidavit or affirmation contemplated In subregulation (1) shall contain-

  • The particulars of every person, or the members or directors of every juristic person in whose name such driving school shall be registered in the event that such application is approved;
  • the exact location of the proposed driving school;
  • the grade of driving school to be operated; and
  • any matters relevant to the consideration of the suitability of such application.

Provided that a driving school operated by an instructor registered in terms of section 288 of the Act, prior to the implementation of this provision, shall comply with the provisions of this regulation 12 months after implementation of this regulation.

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