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SIU to probe Transport Department

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate certain matters in relation to the national Department of Transport.

The Presidency on Tuesday said the investigation will also include provincial Departments of Transport, local authorities and entities that perform functions in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996.

The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate allegations of:

  • unlawful or improper conduct relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles;
  • registration of motor vehicle ownership or licensing details;
  • issuing of driving licences, learner’s licences or professional permits;
  • conversion of foreign driving licences and military driving licences to driving licenses and issuing of roadworthy certificates or issuing of operator fitness cards.

The Proclamation also authorises an investigation on allegations of entering, changing, tampering with or manipulation of data or information on the electronic National Traffic Information System.

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