Marlboro License Department rocks!

My car’s license expired (back in October) and I have never found time to get it renewed. My professional engagement did not allow me to spend hours waiting in a queue to have my license renewed. So I decided to go with the queue service of Kya Sands Testing Station which was completely incompetent in getting this sorted and after 4 weeks of waiting on them, I decided to do it myself.

Initially I made the mistake of driving through to Centurion where I was turned away since I do not live in Pretoria – how stupid is this and someone explain why I can drive anywhere in South Africa but can only renew my license where I live? So I went through to Marlboro (Sandton’s) traffic department. The queues at 10am were bearable and I could literally walk up to a cashier and had my license renewed (with a R 500,00 penalty for a 6 month overdue renewal) within 2 minutes. While there I organised a duplicate of my traffic register which also only took 10 minutes.

The above begs the question why a queuing service was not able to do this in 4 weeks and charges a bundle for it?

Update (2009/12/29): A large amount of people keep on asking me for directions – why don’t you look it up – here we go: S26 05.623 E28 05.395. For Google Maps, go here.

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  • Gwayman

    Malboro …….they never answer the phones, they are a bunch of idiots. They are arrogant with huge attitudes

  • Franklynmaphutha

    is there any telephone number we can use to get through to marboroo trafic department? the onein their website it can ring 24/7 whith nobody unswering it pls hep

  • dude

    lies! all lies!

  • juanita

    I have been phoning every day throughout the day for over a week. No one ever answers.There is no way to get hold of this department or any licensing department in the whole of Gauteng because all the numbers just rings and rings. I have questions and need info. Is there anyone out there with contact numbers? i need to find out for my boss how to apply for a learners if you are still waiting for your SA id.