Enhanced features for new KZN number plates

Enhanced features for new KZN number plates

The Department of Transport in KZN says the province's new number plates will come with enhanced security features.

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"This is part of ensuring that there are no criminal activities that are done, incidence such as cloning of number plates and so forth,” says departmental spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane.


"We do have embossers in the province, and all of them when printing these number plates, we will be monitoring and ensuring that they are printed with the new features. It will also have the coat of arms of the province of KwaZulu-Natal."  


From December 1, KZN vehicle registration plates will bear the letters 'ZN'

READ: KZN Transport to phase in new ‘ZN’ number plates


The department says motorists with existing plates will have 24 months to change to the new system.


The decision was taken earlier this month at a provincial cabinet meeting after a presentation by Transport officials.


Ncalane told the Carol Ofori Show that those with personalised plates will also be accommodated.


"You will keep it but you will have to register it in the new number plate system. We are still also exploring the option of specific numbers like ND1, you find that for some people its sentimental and so forth." 


"So we are are still looking at how do we accommodate those numbers in the new system, but keeping the features of the new system at the same time but that matter is still under consideration."   

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