Category Archives: Driving Licence

Application For Learner’s Licence In South Africa

A learner’s licence is a permit that proves that you have basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and the rules of the road. The learner’s licence is valid for 24 months and cannot be extended. If you hold a learner’s licence you are allowed to drive only when you are supervised by a licensed driver. If the category… Read More »

How To Obtain an International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a legal document that endorses your South African driver’s licence. The International Driving Permit (IDP), whilst being a legal document, also translates your licence into several languages, so that it can easily be read and understood in non-English speaking countries. Finally, it’s a legal proof of identification when you travel abroad and… Read More »

Types Of Driving Licence In South Africa

You need a driving licence to drive legally on South African roads. Before applying for a driving licence, you must have a learners licence. Different licences are issued for the various categories of motor vehicle: Code A1: This is for a motorcycle with or without a sidecar and with an engine not exceeding 125 cc. You must be… Read More »

Apply For A Professional Driving Permit In South Africa

About a professional driving permit To drive on a public road in South Africa transporting goods, dangerous goods or passengers for an income you must have a professional driving permit (PrDP). The permit is issued in addition to an ordinary driving licence. A PrDP applies to the following motor vehicle categories: a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle… Read More »

How To Renew An Expired Driving Licence In South Africa

About renewing your drivers’ licence You must renew your driving licence card four weeks before its expiry date. If you renew it after the expiry date, you will have to apply for a temporary driving licence at an additional cost while waiting for your driving licence to be issued. Note: You will not be required to take a driving test… Read More »

Temporary Driving Licence In South Africa

About applying for a temporary driving licence You can apply for a temporary driving licence if you have applied for the renewal of your expired licence or have lost your drivers licence. This licence is valid for only six months and can be issued at any driving licence testing centre (DLTC). What you should do Go to the nearest driving… Read More »

Apply For Learner’s Drivers Licence In South Africa

About a learner’s licence If you hold a learner’s licence you are allowed to drive only when you are supervised by a licensed driver. If the category of vehicle you are driving requires a professional driving permit, the licensed driver must also hold a professional driving permit. A learner’s licence is a permit that proves that you have… Read More »

Renewing A South African Driving Licence

You must renew your driving licence card four weeks before its expiry date. If you renew it after the expiry date, you will have to apply for a temporary driving licence at an additional cost while waiting for your driving licence to be issued. Note: You will not be required to take a driving test when you renew your driving… Read More »

Replacing A Lost South African Driving Licence

About replacing a damaged, lost or stolen driving licence card If your driving licence card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can apply for a new one. You will have to apply for a temporary driving licence at an additional cost while waiting for your driving licence card to be issued. To get a replacement card, you will… Read More »