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South African number plates are unique in each of the provinces. Each province has their own number plate design and colours, as well as numbering scheme.

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Material, shapes and availability

Number plates are available in plastic or metal. Plastic is the preferred material used by the majority of the motorists. They are also more common than their metal counterpart and are issued as standard plates by car dealerships.

The most common size is identical to the European number plates' size (110x520mm). However, a shorter plate is also common (120x440mm). Most car dealerships now issue the former. Other shapes such as American and motorbike sizes are also available. Number plates can be made over the counter at registration/licencing stores in shopping centers, although the vehicle registration document may be required.

From 1 February 2010 a process will start to replace all number plates in South Africa to an aluminum numberplate. The proses is supposed to complete by 1 November 2013. The numbering structure on plates will also change.

The nine provinces

Province Standard Plates Personalised Plates Example Colouring Graphics
Western Cape Province Cab # xzzzzz WP  CA 123-456 
 CA 123-456 
Kfz-SA-Capetown.jpg
Black on white
(Black on yellow still legal)
None
KwaZulu-Natal Province Nab # xzzzzz ZN  NN 21514 
Kfz-SA-ZN-Name.jpg
Blue on white (Green on white for personalised plates) None
Mpumalanga Province aaa+++ MP xzzzzz MP  ABC123 MP  Black on white Stylised rising sun
Eastern Cape Province aaa+++ EC xzzzzz EC  ABC123 EC  Black on graphic Elephant and aloe
Limpopo Province aaa+++ L xzzzzz L  ABC123 L  Black on white Baobab tree and provincial crest
Gauteng Province aaa+++ GP xzzzzz GP  ABC123 GP 
Kfz-SA-Gauteng.jpg
Blue on white Provincial Crest
Northern Cape Province aaa+++ NC xzzzzz NC  ABC123 NC  Green on white Gemsbok and sanddune
Free State Province aaa+++ FS xzzzzz FS  ABC123 FS 
Kfz-SA-FS.jpg
Black on graphic Cheetah
North West Province aaa+++ NW xzzzzz NW  ABC123 NW 
Kfz-SA-NW.jpg
Black on graphic Maize cob, elephant, sunflower and mine shaft
Diplomatic Vehicles aaa(D or S) aaaD None  890D 000D 
Kfz-SA-Diplomat.jpg
Black or Green on White None
Government Vehicles Gaa+++ G None  GAB123 G  Black on yellow None
Police Vehicles Baa+++ B None  BAB123 B 
Bpm522gp gauteng numberplate police.png
Black on white / blue on white (Gauteng) None / Gauteng provincial crest
Military Vehicles aaa+++ M None  ABC123 M  Black on yellow None

Key:

  • UPPER CASE LETTERS: Literal letters in the numberplate
  • a: compulsory letter (A - Z)
  • b: letter (A - Z) or nothing
  • x: compulsory character (A - Z, 0 - 9)
  • z: character (A - Z, 0 - 9) or nothing
  • #: an integer number (1 - 999,999)
  • +: a compulsory digit (0 - 9)

Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal

After 1988, the Western Cape Province and KwaZulu-Natal Province are the only two provinces where the registration can be still linked to specific towns and cities. i.e. the pre-1980 system has largely been retained in these areas, so the first two or three letters at the start of each number plate identify where the vehicle was licenced.

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Western Cape Province

In 1994, the Cape Province was subdivided into three provinces (Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces). The Eastern Cape and Northern Cape changed their licensing system and thus some former Cape Province registration prefixes, such as CB (Port Elizabeth), have been dropped. Some parts of the former Cape Province (such as Mafeking) have moved to the North West Province. The current Western Province list is essentially an abbreviation of the pre-1980 Cape Province list, following the changes to the political boundaries that saw some towns shift provinces completely (Kokstad), and one change country (Walvis Bay).

KwaZulu-Natal Province

Unchanged from pre-1980 (see Natal Province section below)

Limpopo

The Northern Province was renamed Limpopo in 2002.[1] After 1994, the last letter of the number plate of Limpopo registered vehicles was "N". In 2005 it was announced that the letter would change to "L", and motorists were given 5 years (until 2010) to get the new number plates with "L" instead of "N".[2]

Costs

The annual licence fee for personalised number plates can be as high as R10,000 for a single character licence plate (e.g. "1 WP") but the standard licence fee is between R200 and R600, depending on the province in which the vehicle is registered.

History

Before 1994, South Africa had only 4 provinces: Natal Province, Cape Province, Orange Free State and Transvaal.

Pre Circa 1980

White letters on a black background were used across the country, including the military. For example:  CC 147 

Each town had a unique registration prefix followed by a number that was allocated sequentially from 1 (the mayor's vehicle) onwards to 999 999. For trade plates, the letters and numbers were swapped.

There were no personalised number plates.

Military

Military vehicles used the letter "R" as a prefix, followed by a sequential number. For example:  R54321 

Cape Province

The towns in the Cape Province were originally assigned prefixes in order from largest to smallest and following the corresponding letters of the alphabet. Thus "CA" represented the largest city, Cape Town and "CB" would have represented the second largest, Port Elizabeth and so on. The full list of Cape Province prefixes was as follows:

  • CA - Cape Town (Western Cape)
  • CAB - Aberdeen (Eastern Cape)
  • CAC - Burgersdorp (Eastern Cape)
  • CAD - Alexandria & Paterson (Eastern Cape)
  • CAE - Aliwal North (Eastern Cape)
  • CAF - Barkly East (Eastern Cape)
  • CAG - Barkly West (Northern Cape)
  • CAH - Port Alfred & Bathurst (Eastern Cape)
  • CAJ - Bedford (Eastern Cape)
  • CAL - Britstown (Northern Cape)
  • CAM - Caledon & Kleinmond (Western Cape)
  • CAN - Calvinia, Brandvlei & Loeriesfontein (Northern Cape)
  • CAO - Carnarvon (Northern Cape)
  • CAP - Cathcart (Eastern Cape)
  • CAR - Clanwilliam & Lamberts Bay (Western Cape)
  • CAS - Colesberg (Northern Cape)
  • CAT - Cradock (Eastern Cape)
  • CAU - Fort Beaufort (Eastern Cape)
  • CAV - Fraserburg (Northern Cape)
  • CAW - George (Western Cape)
  • CAY - Upington (Northern Cape)
  • CAZ - Graaf-Reinet & Nieu-Bethesda (Eastern Cape)
  • CB - Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
  • CBA - Hanover (Northern Cape)
  • CBB - Griquatown (Northern Cape)
  • CBC - Douglas (Northern Cape)
  • CBE - Hopetown & Strydenburg (Northern Cape)
  • CBF - Humansdorp & Jeffreys Bay (Eastern Cape)
  • CBG - Jansenville (Eastern Cape)
  • CBH - Kenhardt (Northern Cape)
  • CBJ - Komga (Eastern Cape)
  • CBK - Kuruman (Northern Cape)
  • CBL - Ladismith (Western Cape)
  • CBM - Laingsburg (Western Cape)
  • CBN - Mafikeng (North West Province)
  • CBO - Hofmeyr (Eastern Cape)
  • CBP - Middelburg (Eastern Cape)
  • CBR - Montagu (Western Cape)
  • CBS - Mossel Bay & Hartenbos (Western Cape)
  • CBT - Murraysburg (Western Cape)
  • CBU - Springbok (Northern Cape)
  • CBV - Pearston (Eastern Cape)
  • CBW - Peddie (Eastern Cape)
  • CBX - Philipstown, Petrusville & Vanderkloof (Northern Cape)
  • CBY - Piketberg (Western Cape)
  • CBZ - Prieska (Northern Cape)
  • CC - Kimberley (Northern Cape)
  • CCA - Prince Albert (Western Cape)
  • CCB - Richmond (Northern Cape)
  • CCC - Riversdale & Still Bay (Western Cape)
  • CCD - Robertson & McGregor (Western Cape)
  • CCE - Somerset East (Eastern Cape)
  • CCF - Steynsburg (Eastern Cape)
  • CCG - Steytlerville (Eastern Cape)
  • CCH - Seymour (Eastern Cape)
  • CCJ - Sutherland (Northern Cape)
  • CCK - Swellendam & Barrydale (Western Cape)
  • CCL - Tarkastad (Eastern Cape)
  • CCM - Tulbagh (Western Cape)
  • CCN - Uitenhage & Despatch (Eastern Cape)
  • CCO - Uniondale (Western Cape)
  • CCP - Vanrhynsdorp & Klawer (Western Cape)
  • CCR - Victoria West, Loxton & Vosburg (Northern Cape)
  • CCS - Vryburg & Reivilo (North West Province)
  • CCT - Willowmore (Eastern Cape)
  • CCU - Dordrecht (Eastern Cape)
  • CCW - Kokstad (KwaZulu-Natal: NCW)
  • CCX - Matatiele (KwaZulu-Natal: NCX)
  • CD - King Williams Town (Eastern Cape)
  • CDA - Elliot (Eastern Cape)
  • CDL - Maclear (Eastern Cape)
  • CDX - Middledrift (Eastern Cape)
  • CDZ - Venderstad (Eastern Cape)
  • CE - East London & Gonubie (Eastern Cape)
  • CEA - Moorresburg (Western Cape)
  • CEB - Kirkwood (Eastern Cape)
  • CEC - Garies (Northern Cape)
  • CED - Hankey (Eastern Cape)
  • CEE - Warrenton (Northern Cape)
  • CEF - Whittlesea (Eastern Cape)
  • CEG - Heidelberg (Western Cape)
  • CEH - Jamestown (Eastern Cape)
  • CEJ - Lady Grey (Eastern Cape)
  • CEK - Pofadder (Northern Cape)
  • CEL - Noupoort (Northern Cape)
  • CEM - Hermanus, Gans Bay, Onrus River & Stanford (Western Cape)
  • CEN - Indwe (Eastern Cape)
  • CEO - Grabouw (Western Cape)
  • CEP - Sterkstroom (Eastern Cape)
  • CER - Bonnievale (Western Cape)
  • CES - Albertinia (Western Cape)
  • CET - Joubertina (Eastern Cape)
  • CEU - Hartswater & Jan Kempdorf (Northern Cape)
  • CEV - Postmasburg & Daniëlskuil (Northern Cape)
  • CEW - Olifantshoek, Sishen & Kathu (Northern Cape)
  • CEX - Porterville (Western Cape)
  • CEY - Strand & Gordons Bay (Western Cape)
  • CEZ - Williston (Northern Cape)
  • CF - Grahamstown (Eastern Cape)
  • CFA - Wolseley (Western Cape)
  • CFB - Molteno (Eastern Cape)
  • CFC - Stutterheim (Eastern Cape)
  • CFD - Alice (Eastern Cape)
  • CFG - Vredenburg & St Helena Bay (Western Cape)
  • CFH - Kakamas (Northern Cape)
  • CFG - Adelaide (Eastern Cape)
  • CFK - Keiskammahoek (Eastern Cape)
  • CFM - Somerset West (Western Cape)
  • CFO - Keimoes (Northern Cape)
  • CFP - Velddrif (formerly used for Laaiplek) (Western Cape)
  • CFR - Kuilsrivier & Brackenfell (Western Cape)
  • CFS - Groblershoop (Northern Cape)
  • CG - Oudtshoorn (Western Cape)
  • CH - Queenstown (Eastern Cape)
  • CJ - Paarl & Franschhoek (Western Cape)
  • CK - Malmesbury & Darling (Western Cape)
  • CL - Stellenbosch (Western Cape)
  • CM - De Aar (Northern Cape)
  • CN - Wellington (Western Cape)
  • CO - Calitzdorp (Western Cape)
  • CR - Hopefield & Langebaan (Western Cape)
  • CS - Bredasdorp & Napier (Western Cape)
  • CT - Ceres (Western Cape)
  • CU - Port Nolloth (Northern Cape)
  • CV - Vredendal (Western Cape)
  • CW - Worcester, De Doorns & Touwsrivier (Western Cape)
  • CWB - Walvis Bay (Namibia)
  • CX - Knysna, Sedgefield & Plettenberg Bay (Western Cape)
  • CY - Bellville, Durbanville & Kraaifontein (Western Cape)
  • CZ - Beaufort West (Western Cape)

Transvaal Province

  • TA - Benoni (Gauteng)
  • TAA - Barberton (Mpumalanga)
  • TAB - Bethal (Mpumalanga)
  • TAC - Christiana (North West)
  • TAD - Lichtenburg (North West)
  • TAE - Lydenburg (Mpumalanga)
  • TAF - Zeerust (North West)
  • TAG - Piet Retief (Mpumalanga)
  • TAH - Nylstroom (Limpopo)
  • TAI - Wolmaranstad (North West)
  • TAJ - Louis Trichardt (Limpopo)
  • TAK - Wolmaransad district (North West)
  • TAL - Pietersburg (Limpopo)
  • TAM - Wakkerstroom (Mpumalanga)
  • TAN - Potgietersrust (Limpopo)
  • TAO - Ottosdal (North West)
  • TAP - Graskop (Mpumalanga)
  • TAQ - Balfour (Mpumalanga)
  • TAR - Messina (Limpopo)
  • TAS - Delmas (Mpumalanga)
  • TAT - Greylingstad (Mpumalanga)
  • TAU - Fochville (North West)
  • TAV - Hercules (Gauteng)
  • TAW - Bronkhorstspruit (Gauteng)
  • TAX - Rodeon, Swartruggens (North West)
  • TAY - Randfontein (Gauteng)
  • TAZ - Brits (North West)
  • TB - Boksburg (Gauteng)
  • TBA - Dullstroom (Mpumalanga)
  • TBB - Leeudoringstad (North West)
  • TBC - Tzaneen (Limpopo)
  • TBD - Duiwelskloof (Limpopo)
  • TBE - Delareyville (North West)
  • TBF - Hendrina (Mpumalanga)
  • TBG - Charl Cilliers (Mpumalanga)
  • TBH - Nelspruit (Mpumalanga)
  • TBI - Koster (North West)
  • TBJ - Trichard (North West)
  • TBK - Morgenzon (Mpumalanga)
  • TBL - Machadodorp (Mpumalanga)
  • TBM - Breyten (Mpumalanga)
  • TBS - Sabie (Mpumalanga)
  • TBZ - Thabazimbi (Limpopo)
  • TC - Carolina (Mpumalanga)
  • TCA - Groblersdaal (Limpopo)
  • TCB - Belfast (Mpumalanga)
  • TCC - Coligny (North West)
  • TCD - Kempton Park (Gauteng)
  • TCE - Westonaria (Gauteng)
  • TCX - Makwassie (North West)
  • TDD - Pilgrims Rest (Mpumalanga)
  • TDG - Nigel (Gauteng)
  • TDH - Witrivier (Mpumalanga)
  • TDJ - Leslie (Mpumalanga)
  • TDK - Alberton (Gauteng)
  • TDL - Edenvale (Gauteng)
  • TE - Ermelo (Mpumalanga)
  • TEA - Amsterdam (Mpumalanga)
  • TF - Amersfoort (Mpumalanga)
  • TG - Germiston (Gauteng)
  • TH - Heidelberg (Gauteng)
  • TI - Rustenburg (North West)
  • TJ - Johannesburg (Gauteng)
  • TK - Krugersdorp (Gauteng)
  • TL - Bloemhof (North West)
  • TM - Middleburg (Mpumalanga)
  • TN - Ventersdorp (North West)
  • TNS - Naboomspruit (Limpopo)
  • TO - Brakpan (Gauteng)
  • TP - Pretoria (Gauteng)
  • TQ - Standerton (Mpumalanga)
  • TR - Schweizer-Reneke (North West)
  • TS - Springs (Gauteng)
  • TSN - Sandton (Gauteng)
  • TT - Volksrust (Mpumalanga)
  • TU - Roodepoort-Maraisburg (Gauteng)
  • TV - Vereeniging (Gauteng)
  • TON - Meyerton (Gauteng)
  • TVB - Vanderbijlpark (Gauteng)
  • TW - Witbank (Mpumalanga)
  • TWB - Warmbaths (Limpopo)
  • TX - Potchefstroom (North West)
  • TY - Klerksdorp (North West)
  • TZ - Stilfontein (North West)
  • TOY - Orkney (Free State)

KwaZulu-Natal Province

The different regions in the KZN province use the place names to determine the letters that are used to identify each region. This pattern does not always hold, especially for smaller areas.

  • NA - Harding
  • NAT - Amanzimtoti(reserved)
  • NB - Bergville
  • NBA - Babanango
  • NBB - KwaZulu Natal Administration Boards vehicles
  • NC - Camperdown
  • NCO - Colenso
  • NCV - Butterworth
  • NCW - Kokstad
  • NCX - Matatiele
  • ND - Durban
  • NDM - Durban Metro Council
  • NDE - Dundee
  • NDH - Dannhauser
  • NDW - Ndwedwe
  • NE - Estcourt
  • NES - Eshowe
  • NF - Msinga
  • NGL - Glencoe
  • NH - New Hanover
  • NHL - Hlabisa
  • NIM - Impendle
  • NIN - Ingwavuma
  • NIP - Polela
  • NIX - Ixopo
  • NJ - Verulam
  • NK - Richmond
  • NKA - Nkandla
  • NKK - Kranskop
  • NKR - Klip River (Ladysmith)
  • NM - Mapumulo
  • NMA - Mahlabatini
  • NMG - Magudu
  • NMR - Mooi River,Nottingham Road
  • NN - Newcastle
  • NND - Nongoma
  • NO - Melmoth
  • NP - Pietermaritzburg
  • NPA - Natal Provincial Administration vehicles
  • NPB - Natal Parks Board vehicles
  • NPC - Pietermaritzburg city council
  • NPG - Pongola
  • NPN - Pinetown
  • NPP - Paulpietersburg
  • NPS - Port Shepstone
  • NR - Lions River, Howick
  • NRB - Richards Bay
  • NS - Ngotshe
  • NT - Stanger,Ballito
  • NTU - Nqutu
  • NU - New Germany,Waterfall,Hillcrest,Kloof
  • NUB - Ubombo
  • NUD - Underberg
  • NUF - Empangeni
  • NUL - Umbumbulu
  • NUM - Umvoti/Greytown
  • NUR - Umhlanga Rocks
  • NUT - Utrecht
  • NUZ - Umlazi
  • NV - Vryheid
  • NW - Weenen
  • NX - Scottburgh
  • NZ - Gingindlovu,Mtunzini

Orange Free State Plates

  • OA - Bethlehem
  • OAB - Reitz
  • OAF - Kestell
  • OB - Bloemfontein
  • OBB - Brandfort
  • OBD - Dewetsdorp
  • OBG - Reddersburg
  • OBT - Botshabele
  • OBW - Phuthadistjhaba
  • OC - Bethulie
  • OCC - Springfontein
  • OD - Boshoff
  • ODB - Hertzogville
  • ODD - Deslesville
  • OE - Edenburg
  • OEB - Trompsburg
  • OF - Fauresmith
  • OFB - Jagersfontein
  • OFD - Koffiefontein
  • OFH - Petrusburg
  • OG - Picksburg
  • OGB - Fouriesburg
  • OH - Frankfort
  • OHB - Villiers
  • OHS - Harrismith
  • OIC - Warden
  • OIL - Sasolburg
  • OJ - Heilbron
  • OK - Hoopstad
  • OKB - Bultfontein
  • OKC - Odendaalsrus
  • OKD - Wesselsbron
  • OKE - Welkom
  • OL - Jacobsdal
  • OM - Kroonstad
  • OMB - Bothaville
  • OMF - Viljoenskroon
  • OMG - Edenville
  • ON - Ladybrand
  • ONB - Hobhouse
  • OND - Clocolan
  • OO - Lindley
  • OOD - Steynsrus
  • OOE - Petrus Steyn
  • OP - Philippolis
  • OR - Senekal
  • ORD - Marquard
  • ORE - Paul Roux
  • ORX - Rouxville
  • OS - Smithfield
  • OU - Vrede
  • OUB - Memel
  • OV - Parys
  • OVB - Vredefort
  • OVE - Koppies
  • OW - Wepener
  • OX - Winburg
  • OXD - Theunissen
  • OXF - Ventersburg
  • OXG - Excelsior
  • OXH - Hennenman
  • OXV - Virginia
  • OZ - Zastron

Circa 1980 to 1994

A new numbering scheme had to be introduced in the Transvaal, after the Johannesburg series exceeded the number  TJ 999-999 . An alphanumeric system was therefore introduced in this province, which allowed more permutations with fewer characters. The series comprised three letters followed by three numbers and the letter "T". All number plates used black text on a yellow background, for example:  BCD123T .

From this point onwards, a Transvaal vehicle's origin could no longer be narrowed down to a specific town or city. However people soon realized that the first letter of the registration indicated the date of first registration of a vehicle, as the sequence grew alphabetically. It was therefore very obvious to a casual observer if someone had a new vehicle.

Other provinces also adopted the new black on yellow number plates, but kept their existing numbering systems. Government plates were coloured red on a white background. There were still no personalised number plates.

Homeland Number Plates

Under Apartheid South Africa, each of the homelands had their own departments of vehicle licencing.

Venda
  • VD - Dzanani
  • VDF - Defence Force vehicles
  • VM - Government vehicles
  • VP - Police vehicles
  • VS - Tshitale
  • VT - Thohoyandou
  • VTA - Traffic Administration vehicles
  • VV - Dzanani, Mutale, Sibasa & Vuwani, Venda
Qwaqwa
  • WR - Government vehicles
  • WRP - Police vehicles
Transkei
  • XA - Umtata
  • XAA - Nqamake
  • XAB - Tabankulu
  • XAC - Tsomo
  • XAD - Xhora
  • XAE - Mqanduli
  • XAF - Bizana
  • XAG - Gatyana
  • XAH - Siphaqeni
  • XB - Gcuwa (Butterworth)
  • XC - Lusikisiki
  • XD - Cofimvaba
  • XE - Engcobo
  • XF - Umzimvubu
  • XG - Transkei government vehicles
  • XGA - Agriculture & Forestry Dept vehicles
  • XGC - Commerce, Industry & Tourism Dept vehicles
  • XGH - Health & Welfare Dept vehicles
  • XGL - Local Government & Land Tenure Dept vehicles
  • XGW - Works & Energy Dept vehicles
  • XH - Umzimkulu
  • XJ - Maxesibeni
  • XK - Kwabhaca
  • NCX - Matatiele
  • NCW - Kokstad
  • XM - Transkei Army vehicles
  • XN - Idutywa
  • XO - Tsolo
  • XP - Transkei police vehicles
  • XPT - Transkei Traffic Police vehicles
  • XR - Cacadu
  • XRT - Transkei Road Transport Services vehicles
  • XS - Xalanga
  • XT - Herschel
  • XU - Libode
  • XV - Qumbu
  • XW - Mt Fletcher
  • XY - Centane
  • XZ - Ngqeleni
Ciskei
  • GC - Ciskei Government Vehicles
  • GCA - Alice
  • GCB - Hewu & Whittlesea
  • GCC - Keiskmahoek
  • GCD - Middledrift
  • GCE - Mdantsane
  • GCF - Peddie
  • GCH - Mpofu & Seymour
  • GCJ - Zwelitsha & Dimbaza
  • GCP - Ciskei Police Vehicles
Bophuthatswana
  • YB - Government vehicles
  • YBA - Molopo
  • YBB - Odi
  • YBC - Moretele
  • YBD - Bafokeng & Tlhabane
  • YBE - Ditsobotla
  • YBF - Mogwase
  • YBG - Lehurutshe
  • YBH - Tlhaping-Tlharo
  • YBJ - Madikwe
  • YBK - Thaba 'Nchu
  • YBL - Mankwe
  • YBM - Ganyesa
  • YBN - Taung
  • YBP - Police vehicles
  • YBX - Mabopane
Zululand / KwaZulu
  • ZG - Government vehicles
  • ZK - Paramount Chief vehicles
  • ZP - Police vehicles
  • Z - General vehicles
Lebowa

Government

  • LG - Lebowa Government
  • LP - Lebowa Police

Civilian

  • LEB-1-NUMBER/S - Lebowakgomo & Surrounds
  • LEB-2-NUMBER/S
  • LEB-3-NUMBER/S - Mahwelereng & Surrounds
  • LEB-4-NUMBER/S - Seshego & Surrounds
  • LEB-5-NUMBER/S
  • LEB-6-NUMBER/S
  • LEB-7-NUMBER/S - Tzaneen & Surrounds
  • LEB-8-NUMBER/S
  • LEB-9-NUMBER/S
  • LEB-10-NUMBER/S - Botlokwa & Surrounds

Controversy

A growing illegal trend amongst motorists in the South Africa, especially those with high performance vehicles, is to remove their number plates so as not to be caught by speed cameras.[3] This evasion is possible due to a lack of enforcement as well as the comparatively low sanction for not displaying number plates relative to the cost of speeding fines.

References

  1. ^ http://www.roughguides.com/website/travel/Destination/content/default.aspx?titleid=35&xid=idh174939264_0729
  2. ^ http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,9294,2-7-1442_2089123,00.html
  3. ^ "Police launch number-plate clampdown". iol.co.za. April 10, 2006. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=qw1155221101193B236.  

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