Durban – Ramesh Ramnarain – Universal Driving School – From Universal Wedding Sound

 

Dear Readers,

if you are looking for a driving school in Durban, we would definitely advise you to avoid UNIVERSAL DRIVING . See why ….!

Contact details:

Tel: 031 537 8412,

Cell: 0747027355

Fraudster, Thief, and on top of that, a Liar!

http://www.junkmail.co.za/business/special-services/kwazulu-natal/durban/phoenix/universal-driving-academy-driving-tution-26684563

http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-courses-training-in-mount-edgecombe/universal-driving-school-free-learners-505209066

http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-general-jobs-in-mount-edgecombe/universal-driving-school-driving-instructor-wanted-517704178

Please note: Universal driving school advertised for an instructor but did not require a driving instructor’s certificate – just a driving licence!

http://za.adblixa.com/durban-city/automotive-services/universal-driving-school-early-bookings-available-mount-edgecombe-9391

Could corruption be involved here? Where do early bookings come from?

Sent: 10 September 2013 10:06 PM

Dear SAIDI:

I live in Durban. I’ve recently managed to save up some money to get my driver’s licence. I contacted Ramesh of Universal Driving school, he informed me that a package of 20 lessons, including car hire would cost me R2500, I paid R2000 (which I have a receipt for) I did, according to them 13 lessons, of which I can’t recall because he said there were days that i did 2 hr lessons.

I was taken with a white tazz, first it had no name, just said driving school, by my second lesson, the signage was done as universal driving school. The owners uncle ‘Biggs’ took to book my learners licence and he didn’t know what was going on! Asked people at the licence office to assist.

He did admit to me that I was his 1st student so I assumed that all the other drivers probably already had a learners licence and I was the only 1 that he had to take to book.  His uncle continued doing my lessons, of all the lessons that I’ve done, I still didn’t know proper observations! My friend had to explain it to me.  He has no instructor skills, used profanities on me on every single lesson. Never explained why I should do certain things. If I didn’t know something, which he never explained to me, he would use vulgar language on me.  I never complained to the owner because I didn’t want to get Biggs into trouble, until 1 day when the abuse was sooo bad, I came home shaking!  Cried uncontrollably, never wanted to get back behind the wheel.  I told Ramesh on bbm about it.  I askd if Biggs has an instructors permit, he said yes, I asked if I could see if, he said no, its personal.  I’ve stopped my lessons for about 2 weeks now, didn’t know who to turn to, until I found this email address online.  The owner refuses to give me a refund and I’ve also been informed that universal driving school doesn’t even belong to the association. Please can you help me, what do I do?

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Interestingly, we had received a request from Ramesh for assistance to become a legal driving instructor on 15 April 2013:

From: Ramesh Ramnarain [mailto:universalweddingsound@gmail.com]
Sent: 15 April 2013 10:11 AM
To: pat@saidinational.org
Subject: New Driving School

Dear Sir

I wish to open a driving academy.  I want to do things legal and above board.  kindly advise of the procedure to follow to obtain my instructors permit and for me to register at your organisation.

Regards

Mr Ramesh

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From: “Pat Allen”

Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 10:14:47 +0200

To: ‘Ramesh Ramnarain'<>

Subject: RE: New Driving School

Dear Sir,

I am so glad to hear that you want to become a legal driving instructor. This is what I do. I assist you to qualify and operate legally with a very high standard. We at SAIDI find ways to assist each member to become the best they can.

The next K53 workshop is to be held on May 27th, 28th and 29th.

Place: 500 Kyalami Boulevard, Kyalami Office Park, Midrand.

Times: 8:00 to 16:30

Cost: R3000.00 per person.

Agenda: The Official K53 standard; qualifying as a driving instructor; learner’s licence testing and training; the System of Vehicle Control; practical evaluation and training for the last afternoon.

If interested please complete the enrollment form and send your payment by return of post.

Best regards,

Pat Allen

National President: SAIDI

Cell no: 082 683 9292

Tel no: 012 998 3910

Fax no. 086 553 8650

Website: www.saidinational.org

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From: []
Sent: 06 May 2013 12:22 PM
To: Pat Allen
Subject: Re: New Driving School

Hi, do u have sessions in durban ?

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Sent from my BlackBerry®

From: Pat Allen [mailto:pat@saidinational.org]
Sent: 06 May 2013 07:31 PM
To: ‘universalweddingsound@gmail.com’
Subject: RE: New Driving School

NO. SORRY!

Best regards,

Pat Allen

National President: SAIDI

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So, not finding help to qualify as a legal driving instructor, who claims to want to do things legally in the Durban area, Ramesh is suddenly operating as a driving instructor, and we get the report at the top of this page during September 2013, just 4 months later.

From: universalweddingsound@gmail.com [mailto:universalweddingsound@gmail.com]
Sent: 06 October 2013 08:38 PM
To: Pat Allen
Subject: Re:

Hi, I didn’t contact XXXX  in an form. She contacted me and I will only refund her half as that what she agreed upon with me.

Pls supply me with her bank and I will refund gladly.

Sent from my BlackBerry®


From:

Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 05:53:32 +0000

To: Pat Allen<>

ReplyTo:

Subject: Re: Refund due to Rochelle Ramdass

What bank name ? I’ll do the deposit this week. (Note: Not a cent was refunded to the complainant by 2013.10.22)

Sent from my BlackBerry®


From: “Pat Allen” <>

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 06:44:13 +0200

To: <>

Subject: Refund due to 

 Ramesh

Dear Ramesh,

Kindly deposit R2000.00 directly into ……’s bank account as follows and send us proof of that deposit before we will remove your name from our blacklist.

Banking Details: ……….. Erased for client confidentially.

Account number:

Branch code:

Current account

Kindly do not contact her again. Any further phone calls or attempts to contact her directly will be taken seriously.

In view of the fact that she paid you R2000.00, and in view of the fact that you are not a legal driving instructor, and were acting fraudulently, we require that you refund her the full amount she paid you. You have no right to retain half the amount she paid you.

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From:

Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 05:53:32 +0000

To: Pat Allen<>

ReplyTo:

Subject: Re: Refund due to

What bank name ? I’ll do the deposit this week.

Sent from my BlackBerry®

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From: universalweddingsound@gmail.com [mailto:universalweddingsound@gmail.com]
Sent: 06 October 2013 08:38 PM
To: Pat Allen
Subject: Re: Refund due to

Hi, I didn’t contact Rochelle in an form. She contacted me and I will only refund her half as that what she agreed upon with me. Pls supply me with her bank and I will refund gladly.

Sent from my BlackBerry®

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2013.10.22

Ramesh has still not fulfilled his commitment!

 

Fraudster, Thief, and on top of that, a Liar!