We are reviewing our service delivery model to ensure that road traffic services and law enforcement are delivered in a seamlessly integrated manner delivered through a convergence framework among the three spheres of government.
These are the words of Transport Minister Mr Fikile Mbalula when he was speaking during the official launch of the Thembisa Licensing Centre on 11 November 2019 in Thembisa.
The Licensing Centre, is a state of the art facility and the first of its kind in a previously disadvantaged community. It was built at a cost of approximately R60 million, and is expected to bring much needed relief to that community and the surrounding areas.
The Minister went on to say: “The Licensing Hub we are launching today in Thembisa, is a practical expression of our commitment, not only to bring services closer to the people, but also to stimulate economic activity around the hub. It cannot be that our people continue to travel long distances to access government services such as vehicle testing, driving licence renewal or taking learner licence testing.
The Thembisa Licencing Hubs and similar infrastructure will be an integral part of our re-imagined road safety and traffic law enforcement strategies aimed at arresting the carnage on our roads. The hub will ensure that infrastructure is available to ensure that vehicles on our roads are roadworthy and that drivers are licenced. Working with the City and the Province, we will ensure that we clamp down on corruption, and will throw the book at those who violate the law and act in a corrupt manner.”
The centre will be fully operational early in the new year and it will be a one stop shop that will consist of a motor vehicle registration authority, vehicle testing centres and drivers licence testing centres.