LETTER | If SA government puts people first, they can resolve driving licence debacle

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South African driving licence
South African driving licence
Safely Home by Western Cape Government

Two of the funniest books written satirising the old regime in South Africa were Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure by the novelist Tom Sharp. A British ex-pat, Sharpe moved to South Africa in 1951 but was arrested for "sedition" in 1961 over a satirical play he wrote. He was duly deported. The old National Party governments were never really known for having a sense of humour, especially about themselves.

Several decades later, we are witnessing something reading like Sharpe's fiction, but it's a costly dilemma for South Africans.

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