New Ekurhuleni and Joburg driving licence eye testing machines back online

The new eye testing machines in testing stations in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni have been offline for a few days causing queues and leaving motorists frustrated - but are now back up and running according to JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar.

Minnaar says motorists can, however, go anywhere in the country to renew their driving licence cards, should the machines fail to work at any stage.

He says if there is a problem with the network it affects the entire functionality of the machines.

The RTMC introduced these machines because it were struggling to get parts to maintain the old machines.

Now we have new machines but it's still a problem because the system goes offline and then it can't function.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

We have technicians trying to get it to work as efficiently as possible.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

Minnar says the machines are currently back online and motorists can now go to these traffic stations to get their eyes tested.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Outrage over censoring African cultural images on Google and Facebook

Outrage over censoring African cultural images on Google and Facebook

Google and Facebook are insulting African women by deeming content pornographic and removing it, says Lazi Dlamini of TV Yabantu.

Sars revenue takes a knock

Sars revenue takes a knock

Tax contributions did not yield the expected gains due to the weak economy says Sars head of research, Randall Carolissen.

Five defaulting municipalities still need to commit to payments - Mokonyane

Five defaulting municipalities still need to commit to payments - Mokonyane

Water and Sanitation Minister says some municipalities have committed to pay and those who haven't will get reduced water supply.

'Dlamini-Zuma will be the continuation of Jacob Zuma's legacy'

'Dlamini-Zuma will be the continuation of Jacob Zuma's legacy'

Political analyst, Prof Susan Booysen says Zuma has had a devastating impact on both the ANC and South Africa.

Judge Mlambo: Zuma's application amounts to abuse of judicial process

Judge Mlambo: Zuma's application amounts to abuse of judicial process

EWN Barry Bateman explains the High Court proceeding on President Zuma's application to set aside parts of Madonsela's report.

Eye care awareness month: Why you should have your eyes checked regularly

Eye care awareness month: Why you should have your eyes checked regularly

75% of all cases of blindness is avoidable through prevention or through treatment.

Popular articles
Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science Dean (and marketing expert) Professor Nicola Kleyn.

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Fedhasa's CEO is encouraging South Africans to take a look at the specials that are currently out there and make their bookings.

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will appeal a High Court order that its head Shaun Abrahams leave office.

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Journalist and author Jaques Pauw says he doesn't understand why he being investigated and summoned to appear before police.

 Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker says criminals are making it hard for them to operate in the area.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.