Before you can transport passengers for gain, you need to have a Contract Operating Licence. A Contract Operating Licence is obtained from the Provincial Operating Licence Board nearest to you.
You need to complete an application with your company particulars and you have to provide the following details:
- A copy of the contract (Reason: If the contract runs until 2016, the licence will only be issued until 2016)
- Business registration certificate
- Proof of insurance. (A quotation from a reputable insurance company will be accepted)
- The type of public transport service you will be operating
- The route particulars
- The vehicle particulars
- You also need to sign an affidavit stating that you have not committed a violent or serious offence or been convicted of an offence involving illegal weapons. There is a small administration fee. This licence is valid for a period of time, usually five years.