Guideline to transport matters in Government Gazettes 43538 & 43539

At all times it is prudent to read this simplified document with the Notice as published by the Minister. For ease of reference and understanding, the Association has simplified the Gazette and highlighted aspects that are specifically of importance to its Members. Focus of these Gazettes:

  • Transportation & distribution of liquor
  • Validity of licences (driver & vehicle), roadworthy certificates, temporary permits & PrDPs

Government Gazette 43538 Regulation 9: Transportation and storage of liquor The following transportation and storage of liquor is allowed from 22 July 2020:

  • from manufacturing plants to storage facilities,
  • to ports of exit for export purposes.

Government Gazette 43539 Regulation 6: Validity period of licences The following comes into effect from 22 July 2020:

  • All learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 August 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 January 2021,
  • All motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates that expired during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 August 2020,
  • Motor trade number licences that expired during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and are extended for a further grace period ending on 30 November 2020.

Further updates will be forwarded as received.