On Monday the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said motorists whose vehicle licence discs expired will face additional charges should it not be renewed by end of business on Tuesday 22 September, this applies to licences expired between March and May 2020.

“Penalties are calculated at 10 percent of the annual licencing fees per month. They also run the risk of receiving traffic fines of up to R1000 if stopped by traffic officers while operating an unlicensed motor vehicle on a public road,” RTMC said.

The organisation said it is happy with the response to the extension thus far as 69% of the 2 465 439 motorists whose vehicle licence expired during the lockdown, renewed their discs by the end of last week. It is now appealing to the rest to take action so that they can avoid penalties.