Get the job done faster

2017-02-07 06:01

Your article “Overtime to help long lines” (at the Fish Hoek traffic licencing office) quotes Johan van der Merwe, Mayco member for finance, as stating that these queues are caused by the Fica process and card payments.

It is utter nonsense to blame card payments; any restaurant or supermarket owner will tell you it is quicker to take payment by card than in cash.

The problem is purely and simply Fica. How ridiculous it is to apply the Fica process to vehicle licencing.

This is about the most cack-handed, inefficient way of going about I can imagine.

Why not simply have the police email the licencing office a daily list of stolen vehicles? The licencing office computer could then automatically check each application to see if that vehicle is on the list. Job done.

Bill Tomlinson Muizenberg

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.