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South Africa Implements New Licensing Law

November 03, 2015

Vehicle owners in South Africa will need to produce proof of residence in order to renew their car licence in a new law implemented on November 1, 2015, according to a report by BusinessTech.

The Automobile Association (AA) noted that, while there has been some speculation regarding the details and implications of the new regulation, it does not relate to non-payment of e-tolls, according to the report.

The new Regulation 32A of the National Road Traffic Regulations requires all persons to provide proof of residence to acquire a license disc, according to the report.

According to the AA, The Department of Transport says the purpose of this regulation, which provides for the verification of address particulars on the eNaTIS system, is to ensure all people registered on the system “promptly and timeously receive their vehicle and driving licence renewal notices and any other road traffic related communique,” according to the report

According to the report, motorists and companies will have to provide the following information to register vehicles, and renew licence discs and driving licences:

  • Full names, date of birth, identity number, and business registration number, along with any form of acceptable identification.
  • Proof of postal and residential address, by means of any utility account.
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