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The Department of Transport and Public Works offers various motor vehicle administration services to the citizens of the Western Cape. Note: Motorists must verify all personal and address particulars with any motor vehicle or driving licence transaction. These documents can be used as proof. Here...
Motorists must verify all personal and address particulars with any motor vehicle or driving licence transaction. What this means is that any person or body of persons (companies or organisations) must submit proof of full names, ID or business number and residential and postal address before any...
A permit is needed to transport abnormal loads and vehicles. The requirements for a permit depend on the size and nature of the load or vehicle. The Department of Transport and Public Works , Roads Branch has embarked on a digital platform to support the Transport Administration and Licensing unit...
Members of the public can apply to use a public road for sport and filming purposes. The permit application depends on whether a road is a municipal or a provincial road. You can contact the City of Cape Town for municipal roads or the Department of Transport and Public Works for provincial roads...
Every manufacturer, importer or builder of motor vehicles must be registered with the Department of Transport and Public Roads (Transport Administration and Licensing) before a vehicle manufactured, imported or built is distributed or sold. Application forms are available from Jonathan McEvoy Email...
If you have a disability, you can apply for a disabled parking disc from your municipality. To qualify for the disc, you’ll need to have a letter from your doctor that explains the nature and constraints of your disability. A disabled parking disc allows you to park in allocated disability parking...
What is vehicle roadworthy testing? A roadworthy test determines whether a vehicle is safe to drive or not. A vehicle that passes will be awarded a Certificate of Roadworthiness (CoR). The test is a safety examination only and isn't a comprehensive technical examination. The various aspects of the...
A professional driving permit (PrDP) is needed to drive public transport and heavy-duty vehicles, for example lorries, buses and breakdown vehicles. There are some exceptions though, as you won’t need a PrDP to drive a hearse or a tractor. Before it was called a PrDP, a professional driving permit...
If your car's engine or chassis number has changed, you are required to get clearance before you can reregister the vehicle. You first need to apply at a motor vehicle registering office for a Request for Police Clearance. Then you need to take your vehicle to a vehicle clearance unit of the South...