Oral Learner’s Licence Tests:

Western Cape:

In terms of the provisions of regulation 104 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000, a person may do an oral test to obtain a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and after the permission of the MEC is obtained.  These applications must be made to a DLTC.

The procedure that the DLTC’s follow in this regard is that they send the applicant’s sworn affidavit to our Helpdesk for a decision.  If the affidavit is in order permission will be granted for oral testing directly to the DLTC.

Free State:

In the Free State it is definitely allowed to do oral tests. The applicant will however have to be a bit literate, because they will have to choose and mark their own answers. In other words select the A, B, C D or E. The examiner will read the questions and the answers and allow enough time for the applicant to choose an answer, but they will just not mark the selected answer on behalf of the applicant.

The MEC has to give permission before the applicant will be allowed to do an oral test.  The official who is dealing with this is Lerina du Toit in the Free State.  Her office is at Lengau Testing Station in Bloemfontein.  

Lerina confirmed that she deals with the applications, prepares them and sends them to the Chief Director, HOD and eventually to the MEC for approval.  She says the turnaround time on these applications is about a month. Sometimes a bit less, sometime a bit more – depending on their availability.

The applicant will need the following: 

  1. Application form  (attached)
  2. Affidavit explaining the situation
  3. Letter from the school, should an applicant be in a special school for learners with learning disabilities
  4. Copy of ID

One has to call the switchboard and ask for Lerina. The switchboard number is: 051 – 4090 444.

Regulation 104.   Manner and contents on which applicant for learner’s licence to be tested and examined (1)  An applicant for a learner’s licence shall be examined and tested by an examiner for driving licences. (2)  The examiner for driving licences shall satisfy himself or herself that the applicant
(a) knows and understands(i) the rules of the road; (ii) the road traffic signs; (iii) the controls of a motor vehicle of the class to which the application relates; and [Afrikaans text amended by r.26 (a), GNR.2116 w.e.f. 5 October 2001.]
(b) is not disqualified in terms of section 15 of the Act or regulation 102,
before issuing a learner’s licence. (3)  the procedure to be followed by the examiner for driving licences in complying with subregulation (2) shall include the completion by the applicant of the approved “Theory Test for Learner’s Licence” on form TLL as shown in Schedule 2 or the successful completion of an approved Learner’s Licence Electronic Test. [Sub­r. (3) substituted by r. 4, GNR.1066 w.e.f. 23 November 2005 and substituted by r. 9, GNR.589 w.e.f. 27 May 2009.]
(4)  A person may only do an oral test to obtain a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and after such a person has obtained the permission of the MEC. [Sub­r. (4) added by r. 31, GNR.1341 w.e.f. 25 September 2003.]
 
REGULATION 104
A person may only do an oral test for a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and if the MEC has given permission. Electronic learner’s licence test may also be used to examine a person for a learner’s licence.

tested and examined (1)  An applicant for a learner’s licence shall be examined and tested by an examiner for driving licences. (2)  The examiner for driving licences shall satisfy himself or herself that the applicant
(a) knows and understands(i) the rules of the road; (ii) the road traffic signs; (iii) the controls of a motor vehicle of the class to which the application relates; and [Afrikaans text amended by r.26 (a), GNR.2116 w.e.f. 5 October 2001.]
(b) is not disqualified in terms of section 15 of the Act or regulation 102,
before issuing a learner’s licence. (3)  the procedure to be followed by the examiner for driving licences in complying with subregulation (2) shall include the completion by the applicant of the approved “Theory Test for Learner’s Licence” on form TLL as shown in Schedule 2 or the successful completion of an approved Learner’s Licence Electronic Test. [Sub­r. (3) substituted by r. 4, GNR.1066 w.e.f. 23 November 2005 and substituted by r. 9, GNR.589 w.e.f. 27 May 2009.]
(4)  A person may only do an oral test to obtain a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and after such a person has obtained the permission of the MEC. [Sub­r. (4) added by r. 31, GNR.1341 w.e.f. 25 September 2003.]
 
REGULATION 104
A person may only do an oral test for a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and if the MEC has given permission. Electronic learner’s licence test may also be used to examine a person for a learner’s licence.