The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Gary Mitchell, officiated the launch of the first licence drive-through in the country.
The Western Cape George licence drive-through was officially opened on 7 November 2022.
Mitchell and George’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk, both participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The licence drive-through, officially known as the Blanco satellite office, will serve to alleviate the pressure that the centres are currently facing while clearing traffic-related backlogs.
“The upgraded unused municipal building was converted into a brand-new innovative Motor Vehicle and Registration (MVR) satellite office, which offers a drive-through service to assist with Motor Vehicle Licence Renewals, and inside counters to handle bulk services,” said Mitchell.
“Our Premier has challenged us to rethink, innovate and to push back against going back to the pre-COVID-19 normal, and has chosen to place a special focus on improving mobility in our Province. This facility is one of many examples of programmes we have implemented to improve mobility in the Western Cape. Improving mobility will not be possible without partnerships across government and, often, the private sector, too. More innovative solutions like this drive-through centre, are possible through collaboration and partnership.”
So what services will the licence drive-through offer?
- Blanco drive-through centre will only offer vehicle licence renewals at the drive-through window.
- A maximum of two licenses can be processed per person.
- No cash payments will be accepted, payment is via card only.
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