Cost of Vehicle Licences in KZN Must Be Reviewed

1st September 2014.


The IFP in KZN-Natal Legislature calls upon the MEC for Transport, Willies Mchunu, to urgently consider the issue of the cost of vehicle licences. KZN motorists have to pay a substantially higher price as compared to motorists in other provinces.


"If costs were reduced, it would bring financial relief to already burdened motorists. It would also serve as a means of generating revenue as many big businesses currently choose to register their vehicles in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga," said IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Steven Moodley, MPL.


"The IFP also calls on the MEC to engage with taxi associations with a view of introducing a taxi subsidy. As this is a common mode of transport and a growing industry, it would be prudent for government to offer a subsidy similar to that offered to bus companies. A positive spin-off will be a greater sense of accountability on the part of taxi associations, thereby contributing to safety on our roads," continued Moodley.                   


"Ongoing road safety campaigns are also necessary to minimise the carnage on our roads. It is time for government to acknowledge the cost of accidents not only in monetary terms but also the devastating impact it has on families of accident victims" concluded Moodley.



Issued by:

Mr Steven Moodley, IFP Spokesperson on Transport, MPL, 072 086 6784


For Media Enquiries:

IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675