SA to get 'more secure' driving licence

SA to get 'more secure' driving licence

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says Cabinet’s approved the replacement of South Africa’s current driving license card with a more secure version that’s in line with international standards.

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Mbalula made the announcement in Johannesburg on Friday.


He says the current driving license card was introduced in 1998 and contains technology that has become obsolete


Mbalula says the current cards will remain valid until March 2029. 

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"The new card will be piloted from 1 November 2023 until 31 March 2024. The current driving licence card and the equipment used to produce it will be decommissioned on 1 April 2024. 

"However, there will be a five-year period of transition from the old card to the new."

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