|Can I make a learner's or
driver's license appointment on behalf of somebody else?
No, the applicant must apply in person.
What do I need to apply for a learner's licence?
The application fee for a learner's licence is R99. You must bring along two
photographs of yourself as well as your identity document.
How old must I be before I can get a learner's licence?
Light motor vehicles: you must be at least 17 years of age.
Motorcycles less than 125cc: you must be at least 16 years of age. Motorcycles
greater than 125cc: you must be at least 18 years of age.
All other vehicles: you must be at least 18 years of age.
Where can I pay my traffic fine?
If you have a pink ticket (a notice of intended prosecution), you can pay at
the offices of the traffic department that issued the fine. However, if a
summons has been issued, you should pay the Clerk of the Court or at the police
station where the summons was issued.
Can I pay my fine by cheque?
Yes, as long as it is a bank-guaranteed cheque.
May I carry a photostat copy of my driver's license instead of the original?
No. When driving, you must carry the original document.
How long is my licence valid for?
A driver's license is valid for five years, while a professional driver's
permit is valid for two years.