The department of transport only expects the machine to be repaired to full functionality by the end of the month.
No new driving licence cards have been produced for the past three weeks.
A final decision on the future of e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has still not been taken by government.
Government and some state-owned entities appear to be painting themselves into a corner on the user-pays principle, which government often uses to justify e-tolls.
The driving licence renewal process has been plunged into further chaos, with reports suggesting that motorists will have to pay R250 just to obtain a booking slot to renew their driving licence.
The designation of the toll operations of Sanral as an essential service during the coronavirus lockdown is being questioned by both the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse and the Automobile Association.
Fuel prices will fall by a record in April, the Automobile Association of South Africa predicted on Friday, but few motorists and businesses with fleets will be able to take advantage.
Government still has to make a decision on the future of e-tolls. finance minister Tito Mboweni failed to mention e-tolls in his budget speech on Wednesday.
The only fair and sensible approach is to immediately suspend e-tolling in Gauteng and reimburse consumers who have paid e-tolls since 2013, says the Automobile Association.
The rights of Gauteng road users who are not members of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse should be protected as much as those drivers who are members of the civil rights body, says