Corruption at the Knysna Vehicle Testing Station? — 3 Comments

  1. Im not sure if this applies. I tried to get a legitimate shuttle licence endorsed by Knysna Tourism some time ago. I had a VW Syncro bus, with steps, yellow tape, TARRE stickers, a professional drivers licence, insurance, medical training with certificate and endorsements from national fuel suppliers, and met all the conditions with the exceptions that I was a white male. The applications was rejected.
    At the same time I met Penny Mainwaring, who had a blue Opel Corsa and was operating a township tour, who at the same time applied. With her Opel Corsa, and Ella, a black lady as a partner, had their licence granted.
    No, medical, insurance, impaired access facility or any other required compliance was adhered. I was there personally when the licences were issued. I was needless to say shocked.
    How could two woman who had no experience with an Opel Corsa have a licence to operate granted to them, versus my own, completely fitted kombi.

    I simply left the region.

    How unfair is this

    • I can’t judge fairly on a situation i’m not familiar with but, on the surface, if i were you, i would have fought like hell before giving in. I would have thrown the ball into Tourism’s court, made them do the queries before returning with an emailed (record) response.

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