What to expect from South Africa’s new driver’s licences

The Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) has published an expression of interest in partners who are willing to help it with the production of driver’s licences, and the design of a new driver’s licence card for South Africa. The DLCA is the sole producer of driver’s licences in South Africa, and falls under the Department ….  Read More

Government wants to block foreigners from taking up driver jobs in South Africa

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that he is working alongside the Department of Employment and Labour to address issues around foreign workers in South Africa. Answering in a recent written parliamentary Q&A, Mbalula said that this includes the road freight and logistics sector, which has been increasingly targeted because of the high number of foreign ….  Read More

How you can lose your license under South Africa’s new road laws

It was confirmed last week that the first stage of the four-phased implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act would begin in July. It will start with the finalisation of various processes before implementation in 67 municipalities from 1 October 2021. Aarto will then be implemented in the rest of South ….  Read More

The best-selling cars in South Africa right now priced under R250,000

New vehicle sales in South Africa continued to build their momentum during June 2021, despite the continued impact of the pandemic on the industry and the country’s economy. A year ago, the market was under Alert Level 4 lockdown regulations, a position the country once again enters with adjusted restrictions, said vehicle finance specialist, Wesbank, ….  Read More

Provinces to decide on full reopening of key N3 highway in South Africa

Parts of South Africa’s N3 highway connecting Durban and Gauteng remain closed on Wednesday (14 July), due to ongoing violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal. The N3 is a key trade route between Durban and Johannesburg, with the riots cutting off the flow of food and other essential goods from the country’s biggest port to its ….  Read More

The fines and notices you will receive under South Africa’s new Aarto driving laws

The Department of Transport recently announced the phased introduction of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) regulations, including the introduction of a points-based licence demerit system for traffic offences. The first phase launched on 1 July 2021, with the establishment of service outlets – however, the demerit system is only expected to come ….  Read More

South Africa hit with more road blocks – here are the rules you should know

South African motorists have seen an increased police presence on the country’s roads in recent weeks as part of the country’s level 4 lockdown restrictions. The restrictions include a strict curfew and a ban on leisure travel for residents of Gauteng, with South African Police Service (SAPS) officers focusing on major provincial routes. This, combined ….  Read More