Public transport and licence regulations in COVID-19 lockdown | Western Cape Government

Public transport and licence regulations in COVID-19 lockdown

Extension of licences

Learners Licence

  • All learner's licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 December 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity periods are extended for a further grace period ending on 31 August 2021.
  • Our walk-in centre at the corner of Loop and Dorp Street is open from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm

 

Contact details for motor vehicle-related enquiries:

Email: brandon.ellie@westerncape.gov.za or randal.barreiro@westerncape.gov.za

Opening hours for DLTCs and registering authorities within the City and Cape Town (CCT) can be viewed on CCT's website.

Read more about the validity of licences in the latest transport regulations


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Public transport users can dial *134*234# and let us know what kind of public transport vehicle they're travelling on, whether the vehicle is adhering to lockdown loading limits, whether the driver's wearing a mask, whether there's hand sanitiser on board, and whether the vehicle is clean and tidy.

For purposes of long distance travel minibus, midibus or minibus taxi -type services are permitted to carry not more than 70% of their maximum licensed passenger capacity for long distance intra- provincial and permitted inter- provincial travel and are subject to the following limitations:

  • A minibus licensed to carry a maximum of 10 passengers, is limited to carry a maximum of 7 passengers;
  • a minibus licensed to carry a maximum of 15 passengers, is limited to carry a maximum of 10 passengers; and
  • a midibus licensed to carry a maximum of 22 passengers, is limited to carry a maximum of 15 passengers; and bus services are permitted to carry not more than 70% of their maximum licenced passenger capacity for long distance intra- provincial and permitted inter -provincial travel.

Long distance rail operations and travel may resume domestic services.

For purposes of any trip not regarded as long distance travel including travel by bus, minibus, midibus, minibus taxi -type services, e- hailing services, meter taxis, shuttle services, chauffer driven vehicles and scholar transport vehicles are permitted to carry 100% of their maximum licensed passenger capacity. Rail operations are permitted to carry not more than 70% of their licensed passenger capacity.

Private motor vehicles can make long distance trips, and are permitted to carry their full licensed carrying capacity.

Read more in the latest public transport regulations

 


Scholar transport

Scholar transport

 


Red DotRed Dot

We launched the Red Dot service on 18 May 2020.

Red Dot Lite will provide a chartered transport service for those Department of Health employees who need to travel for work between 7 pm and 5 am. From 1 June, the service will also transport citizens who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are at high-risk of having been exposed to the virus to public isolation and quarantine centres which have been established across the Province.

News: 100 minibus taxis to assist fight against COVID-19

 

 

 


More information on Covid-19 and the lockdown

Watch: Whole of Government hotspot response

The content on this page was last updated on 2 March 2021