Drivers across Cape Town are breathing a sigh of relief as the City of Cape Town has announced its eye-testing machines at Driving License Testing Centres are once again operational.

“The connectivity issue with eye testing machines at Driving License Testing Centres has been resolved,” Richard Coleman, City of Cape Town spokesperson said in a statement. “The machines are linked to a national server that went down after a power failure at the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) in Pretoria over the weekend.”

The City’s DLTCs, like others around the country, are reliant on national systems and regulations to perform transactions for license renewals and applications, and unfortunately technical issues that arise are out of our control.

Following restoration of server connectivity, the City’s DLTCs are able to resume processing driving license applications and renewals.

“We thank the public for their understanding in this regard,” Coleman said.

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