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THEY WON'T LET HER WRITE
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THE FACTS

ETTIENE Tembani from Benoni, Ekurhuleni, said his wife – a foreigner – went to write her learner’s test and was told that she needed to first apply to the traffic registrar.

She did so, registered, wrote and failed the learner’s test. She then returned to the traffic department to apply to write the test again and she was told she couldn’t write the test as she was a foreigner.

She advised the department that she had registered, was married to a South African citizen and has a valid spousal permit.

She was told the registration number was given to her by accident and she is not allowed to write the test.

Ettiene wrote to the SunDefender to find out what the law is for foreign nationals.

WHAT I DID

I contacted Scorpion Legal Protection for professional legal advice.

SOLUTION

The legal advice from Scorpion was that the requirement for a foreign national to write the learner’s test is for her to apply for a traffic register number and with that number and her original passport, learner’s licence fees, ID size photos and permit, she should be allowed to write the test.

It is therefore not clear what the issue is at the testing station she went to. The test station will be contacted to find out what the problem is.

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