Western Cape Government - Services: Licences, Permits and Certificates

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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...
A disabled parking disc gives you permission to park in allocated disability parking bays and exempts you from parking provisions in certain circumstances.
If you want to drive a public transport or heavy duty vehicle on our roads, you’ll need to apply for a professional driving permit (PrDP) even if you already possess a driver’s licence.
Before you can start transporting passengers, you’ll need to have a public operating licence.
Apply for a special licence number at the Department of Transport and Public Works.
You have to convert your foreign driving licence within five years from obtaining your permanent residency or resuming your residency. This is according to the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 of South Africa.
As from 1 May 2003, the credit card format driving licence officially replaced the Identity Document (ID) version. You can still convert your old ID driving licence to the credit card format if you fall into one of the following categories:
All driving instructors are required to register. To obtain an instructor's certificate, you are required to undergo a criminal record check, obtain a medical certificate and pass an instructor's test.
Should you wish to open a driving licence testing centre, the centre needs to be registered with the Minister of Transport. Once an application has been received to open a driving testing centre, the inspectorate of driving licence testing centres will...
You can check your driving licence card status by sending an SMS to 33214 All South African drivers are required to have a credit card format driving licence. This is...
Manufacturers, builders and importers of vehicles, as well as motor transport contractors and motor dealers, may drive unregistered vehicles on public roads under a motor trade number. This is only permitted in order for:
Should you need the registration information of a vehicle confirmed, you can approach your appropriate motor vehicle registering authority. The vehicle details cannot be given out but any information you have can be confirmed.
All motor vehicle testing stations need to be registered and graded before they can issue valid roadworthiness certificates.   An application will only be approved if the testing station complies with the level of technical competence required in code...
In terms of the National Road Traffic Act, anyone manufacturing or selling licence plates must be registered.
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 conditions applying to a permit are stipulated on the permit itself and may include traffic...
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.
You can get a roadworthiness certificate from any private or public vehicle testing station. The roadworthiness test checks the following parts of the car:
If your car's engine or chassis number has changed, you are required to get clearance before you can reregister the vehicle.
Licence inspectors, vehicle examiners, driving licence examiners, traffic officers and traffic wardens need to be registered. The minimum requirements are that you must: have an appropriate diploma, be a fit and proper person, and have undergone...
The law requires your car to be licensed every year. It's your duty as the owner of the car, to make sure that the licence is renewed before it expires. If the licence isn't renewed you are liable to pay late licensing penalties and arrears. There's a...
If you buy a vehicle, you need to register and license it in your name within 21 days. If the title holder (the entity who has the right to sell) is different to the owner, that entity must register the vehicle before you, as the owner can license it...
If you build a vehicle up from parts, or if the tare of the vehicle changes, you will have to obtain a weighbridge certificate before you will be able to register the vehicle...