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Regulation Gazette No. 10177 Regulasiekoerant

May
Vol. 659 20 2020 No. 43339
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Contents
Gazette Page
No. No. No.

Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings

Transport, Department of/ Vervoer, Departement van


544 Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (7) of the Regulations made
under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat Spread of COVID-19: Determination
of Commencement of Services and Extension for Validity Period of Learner’s Licences, Driving Licence Cards,
Licence Discs, Profesional Driving Permits and Registration of Motor Vehicles....................................................... 43339 3

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Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT Transport, Department of/ Vervoer, Departement van

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
NO. 544  20 MAY 2020
544 Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (7) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat Spread of COVID-19: Determination of Commencement of Services and Extension for Validity Period of Learner’s Licences, Driving Licence Cards, Licence Discs, Profesional Driving Permits and Registration of Motor Vehicles 43339

DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002

DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF


REGULATION 4(7) OF THE REGULATIONS
MADE UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF
THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT.
NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO 2002 (AC r
ADDRESS, PREVENT AND COMBAT SPREAD OF
COVID -19: DETERMINATION OF
COMMENCEMENT OF SERVICES AND
EXTENSION FOR VALIDITY PERIOD
OF LEARNER'S LICENCES, DRIVING
CARDS, LICENCE DISCS, LICENCE
PROFESSIONAL DRIVING PERMITS
AND
REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

t. Fikile Mbalula, !Minister of Transport,


hereby, in terms of regulation (7) of the
l- gulatirris issued
in terms of the Disaster 1.1 inagement Act. 2002
,`Act No iî of 2002:x,
i^,siJr the dilections set out in the Schedule
hereto to address, prudent and combat the
spread of COVID -19 in the Republic
Ut South Africa.

M .A. MBALULA. MP
MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
DATE: 24 fr.

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SCHEDULE

1. Definitions

In these directions. any other word or


expression bears the me :arrny assigned to it in
the Disaster Management Act,
the Act or :n the Regulations. and,
unless the context
otherwise irrdrr_.atcs- -

"Disaster Management Act" means the Disaster


Marageme t Act. 2002 (Act Ni. 57
of .200 2
"the Act" means the National Road
1 raffrc Act, 1996
(Act No. 93 of 1G96). and
"the Regulations" means the Regulations
issr:ed in trims of section 27(2) of the
Disaster Management Act, published under
Government Notice No. 480. in
Government Gazette Nu. 43258 of 29
Apni 2020.

2. Authority

Section 2E:(2)04 of the Disaster Management Act


prov:dcs that a national
disaster, o:-ce declared. must
be managed to accordance with existing
legisïatio»_ as well as contingency
arrangements as ampi:fied by the disaster
r;ianagnrrcnt regulations or directions issued in
terms of section 27(2) ot the
Disaster Management
These directions are issued pursuant
to the provisions of section 27(2)
of the
Disaster Management Act. and specitica
;fy in terms of Regulation 4¿ f), 2C;(1)
and (2) ot the Regulations. to provide for
measures rtecessa!y to manage
GOVI D -19.
(3 ) ? hest riirec;tbons we valid for the duration
of thft dc :ríard national state of
disaster.

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3. Purpose of directions

The purpose of tyre directions is to provide tor-


(n) improved access and nyt ;iene and, disinfection control
on Iii premises of drtvino
lice ;:ce testing entres, registering authorities.
vehicle testing stations arid
driving schools:
O; the validity period of Hoerr. :es: and
(c) the resu:rrptron of seríices at driving ,rr..encc
testing centres, registering
authenties, vehicle testing station :s and driv ng sc nonir,.

4. Application of directions

These directions are applicable to-


a) afl holders of :earner's licences. d- ver's licences, temporary drivers licences,
motor veh c: t licence discs. .c'.mperary
permits, roadworthy certif :dates and
professional driving permits issued in terms of the Act: and
(..! all driving licence testing c.i r :ires ieyisterirg authorities
vehicle testing stations
and driving schools

5. Provision of improved access arid hygiene, disinfection


control on driving
licence testing centres, registering authorities,
vehicle testing stations and
driving schools

(1;I Ali driving :ionnce tesdi g cPntrc


. regkter'r?; authorities vehicle :est ny slat ores
and ár wig schools must. prior to the come, tencenient or
their service on 1 June
2020. put in place procedures for tit: cleaning
and disinfection of their premises.
Ail driving licence testing centres, rr :çlis.tr_ring au9ioriticts.
vehicle. tesrins.; stations
and driving schoo!s roust put measures ri pine to
adhere lo socia; ciistari ing
to curb the spread of COVID -19.

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(3) All driving :iccnce testing c:ritres, registering authorities.


vehicle resting stations
and dnving schools must samt ze or provide: hygiene
dispensers for the. washin;
or hands tor 0:eir clients viliert entering the:r premises.
j No person is Wowed to enter a d ving licence
testing centre. registering
authority. vehicle-: testing station or driving school if they
do not wear a cloth face
mask, or a homemade mask that covers the nose and rnoutf.

6. Validity period of licences

!, 1,1 All learner's licences. driving liceilces temporary driver


s licences, motor vehicle
licence discs. ternporaty perrr.:ts, roadworthy
t.ertitic;ates and professional
driving permits th; t expite during the period that
commenced from 26 Maich
2020 up to and ir;clud n3 31 May 2020 are deemed
to he valid and their validity
period =s further extended with 90 days from
01 June 2020,
f2i il:Sotor tradi number licences that expire dtrrirg
the period that commenced frvrri
2t' I'vla :ch 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020.
are deemed to be valid and
are extended for a further grace period of six months from the date of publication
of t -ise directions.

7. Resumption of services

Driving lices. ^c <t .;t :ny centres.


s. reyisteriny authorities. vehicle_ testin j statio'ls and
driving schools resume their services with effect tnoir, 9 June 2020, subject to the
hygiene. disinfection contro social distancing and
sanitizing measures co errtpirited
in d :rCCtion 5_

8. Repeal of directions

The dirP.cti:3ns published urider Guiernrrk:nt Notice


No. 40,, in Government úciLfNtC
No 1327Ct g? 4 May 2020, are hereby rep-ealed.

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9. Short title and commencement

here directions arc callc:ri the Directions on the


determination of the commencement
of services and exten ion to, the validity perrod of learnc_!'s Licences
driving licence
cards_ licence discs, pro`e&aconal driving permits and
the registration of motor vehicles
and come into operation on the date of p;Jblication thereof in
the Government Casette.

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