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Mamabolo says driving school operators kept their word not to protest Gauteng DLTCs

The majority of driving license centers around Gauteng have reopened.

FILE: Driving school operators protest outside the offices of the Road Traffic Management Corporation in Centurion on March 5, 2021. Photo: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says driving school operators have kept their word by refraining from protesting and allowing driver’s license centers to operate without intimidation.

The majority of driving license centers around Gauteng have reopened.

Taxi drivers and driving school operators protested at the Akasia testing center in Centurion on Monday demanding the removal of the Natis online booking system, saying the new changes were not working.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was there but the protesters turned violent.

Mamabolo said the much-requested meeting by driving school operators to address their grievances took place on Monday.

The MEC said one of the grievances raised by operators was that they felt left out and unsatisfied with the new system.

“The driving schools have kept their word that they will allow negotiations and that it is indeed important that the DLTCs are open and to that extent we have opened up and paved the way for further discussions tomorrow,” MEC said. .

Mamabolo said they would continue to have meetings with driving school owners to find a solution.