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Driver's license easy to get in South Africa


This article originally appeared in Volume 3, Number 4 of Driver/Education, in December 1993.

In South Africa, a driver's licence isn't difficult to obtain. No formal training is required and few drivers take any. A learner's permit can be obtained at age 17 on completion of a knowledge test. A full driver's licence can be obtained at age 18 by passing a road test. No waiting period is required between the learner's permit and the road test once the applicant is 18 years old.

Training is offered by several groups. Private driving schools, under the auspices of the South African Institute of Driving instructors, cater to the individual learner driver. Groups such as the Institute of Advanced Motorists, BMW of South Africa, and the AA Foundation provide more advanced training.

The School Driver Education Program (SDEP), which provides theory as well as behind-the-wheel training, was introduced at a Capetown high school in 1984. Since then it has escalated into a national program offered at almost 700 schools throughout the republic. (See another Drivers.com article entitled" South Africa takes steps to combat fatalities".)

The rapid growth in SDEPs was spurred by growth in traffic, a potent mix of third and first world road users, and huge problems caused by unschooled drivers entering the traffic system. Many of the new drivers entered with little knowledge about their vehicles or the conventions and procedures that provide for an orderly flow of traffic. The SDEPs are aimed at diffusing more sophisticated traffic and driving knowledge through the road user population.

"We are ensuring a generation of safer road users who will pass on their abilities," says safety researcher Pieter Venter of Potchefstroom Christian University's Centre for Education in Traffic Safety, which acts as a research and training resource for the school programs.

Curriculum

Currently SDEPs provide 17 hours of classroom education and six hours or 100 km behind-the-wheel instruction. The curriculum includes a basic introduction that alerts pupils to factors such as the road-worthiness of the car, stopping distances, and basic vehicle control. The behind-the-wheel time covers motoring techniques such as gear changing and following distances. Driving theory includes the IPDE decision-making system, and the influence of factors such as alcohol, drugs and emotions.

The programs are offered after school hours (7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) but Venter hopes they will soon be recognized as a regular part of the school curriculum and that the theory portion will be included in the school day. End of Article

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rukz,

hi i need licence sms me u number to 0826646616 i failed a few times and im sick of failing no matter how gud i drve they look for fault in my driving urgently need licence please help

unkown,

hi guys i need to no where to buy my drivers license i have failed a few times this is so ridiculous and a money making thing i have tried to go the right way but im so sick of failing and i can drive and got a car, my cell number is 0826646616 please sms me a number of someone that i can phone for license thanks

Tommy,

My niece are from Namibia and has a learner's licence. Can she pass her driver's licence here in S.A.?

Driver,

Where can I find a driving testing centre in Johannesburg that does not take or offer bribes?

Majw,

Hello there. I am a 17 year old male who has been a victim from the Licensing department, in Sadndton... I recently went to write my learners and the man at the door could not wait 2 mins for me to get my ID from the car... anyway I wasn't allowed to write, due to 'Being late' my quuestion to you now is... is there anyway of obtaining a learners license from someone without writing the test? My parents have bought me a car and I am not allowed to drive it because I have no learners. I just need something until I write the test. Please mail me on: marcajw@gmail.com or sms me on: 071 604 8102. I am desperate. PLEASE :D

Gatvol,

can anyone help me get my drivers? ive tought all my friends to drive and they all passed the first time but ive failed 5 times now and spend so much money on driving lessons. They will fail you for anything. Its depressing as hell! ive got a car but no licence! cant even get a job because of it. sms me 0846224061 cape town

Nella,

Hi Guys, i also failed a few times and getting a drivers here is a complete scam, someone please send me a sms to know if there's a easy way to get my license like buying ? 082 080 5859 CAPE TOWN AREA

fazila,

I am going to SA. for the holidays,Do i need to renew my S.A. drivers license if and have a german drivers license already.

L,

Hi. My learner`s license axpired recently. I was not able to book for my driving license in time because the bloody system takes ages. I can simply not wait any longer now!!!!! Can anyone help? Ladysmith-area.

petro Holtzhausen,

I whant my learners licence i had now four time to get my licence and it is not that i didnot make it i make it with 4 points and then i fyle please can you help me to get my licence i will apreciated it can you please let me know what must i do because i had a problem with transport and when i get my lerners then i can start to dirve

brick,

i heared you can get your lisence when you 17 and 3months is this true?

John,

If I had a licence since 1979, and never got the new card kicence, Is there any possibility to obtain a card licence at this stage? If anyone can help I would like to know. My email is johnkahts @gmail.

miguel isobell,

iam 16 my birthday is on the 7 of april can i apply for my learners now and write after my bday?

Chene,

Hi, im 17 and want get my trucker licence next year when im 18 - and i was wondering if anyone knows if i need matric to become a trucker and to get the licence.

bafana hendry,

 I am a hard worker and fast learner
 I am a time keeper and responsible to my work
 I am good in communication both verbal and non verbal
 I love challenges because I learn new things
Goals
 To learn as much as possible about the corporate world

STANLEY SHONGWE,

I AM INTERESTED IN TAKING THE PROGRAMME TO SCHOOLS IN MY AREA. HELP ME HOW PLEASE. MY EMAIL IS khonjiwe@gmail.com

Doug Cremer,

And then we wonder why our road accident statistics are what they are.

Siara Turgot,

What are fellow failures struggling with?

I would like to help be writing about what I had to find out for myself!

Siara Turgot,

how to work through the hill - incline start.

What a load of rubbish.

Since when can we hurt anyone or their insurance if we linger on the hill without the handbrake applied I don't even roll down hill and I have failed 13 times. Well acc. to K-53 this is what you must do:

1. Pull away in 1st, please do observations, and go up hill.
2. Where you park behind the STOP-line.
3. Come to a stop, handbrake goes up, neutral. Feet off everything as you have got nothing to hide your car is thus stationary.
4. TRAFFIC COP SAYS: I am not a COFFEE TRAP stop calling me that. - NOT.
Actually they say or take a hint and PULL AWAY as normal but with control!
5. 1st gear, release clutch with acceleration where you feel your car will go over the hill. You can't fail K53 FOR OVER REVING. When you know you have control for your car to go forward -DROP THE HANDBRAKE. With proper cluth control watch how you drive down the hill don't forget to always pull away with observations! And end your move with control.

Siara Turgot,

Everyone needs to take a step back and remember that K53 may be done away with in SA.

You only need to have a genuine problem in parallel parking. If you have a problem with anything else work through it.

Here are my tips for parallel: when you lock in from the right only clear the car behind you's right front light and lock out.

From left you need to clear the left light plus a piece of the curb about a metre and lock out.

These are for cars when the driver is seated on the right like most SA cars.

SICELO19,

I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY DRIVERS LICENSE AND AM 19 YEARS OLD I NEED TO GET IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE I HAVE ABOUT R4000 AND THE DRIVING SCHOOL JUST DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE.SO CAN I GET SOMEONE WHO IS WILLING TO HELP ME 0739432452

IRISH,

CAN SOMEONE HELP NEED TO GET DRIVERS LICENCE JUST BEEN SCAMMED FOR OVER R7000 FROM A NIGERIAN. CONTACT: pattersondesiree69@yahoo.com.
HAVE TRIED TO GET IT THE LEGAL WAY IT DOES NOT WORK CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE SURELY THERE ARE STILL SOME HONEST RELIABLE PEOPLE OUT THERE.

vanity23,

Desperately need to get my code B license...failed enough times..my job is at risk now..0787162767...

Kgomotso,

Hi I would like to open a fraud free license department for driving licence and learner license. What is needed for one to open a license department

Kash,

if anyone is able to assist with the drivers license in SA please email me i am in uk and i would like to pass from SA My email is aqua.uk@live.co.uk

await reply from good people

Bom,

Obtaining a drivers license in South Africa has to be the biggest scam ever.

nosipho,

I REALLY NEED MY DRIVERS LICENCE,I PASS MY LEARNER HOW CAN I GET EASY TO PASS emailnosipho.wisani@gmail.com

mannie,

Can sum1 help me to get sum kind of a call center number or contact nunberfor a license that's renewed over 5 wEeks ago.

MR MBOBO,

i hear that there is an iternational website where you can search for your drivers licence and see the copy of it if any body knws the website can he/she plz e-mail me it on 201103724@ufh.ac.za plz ppl jst wnt to remove mine there

MR MBOBO,

i hear that there is an iternational website where you can search for your drivers licence and see the copy of it if any body knws the website can he/she plz e-mail me it on 201103724@ufh.ac.za plz ppl jst wnt to remove mine there

johan,

hello i want to know if i go for my licence for code 10 will i be able toe drive a code 8 and when do the new laws come into affect

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RAS,

I'm looking for a way of obtaining my divers license.I've been to the testing centre and already failed twice and I'm financially unstable,so please any one with relevent information would be much appreciated. contact:0783203756

Kevin,

Failed my license 4 times to corrupt officials... Grew up on a farm and have been driving since the age of 12. Paid hundreds of rands on driving schools and still this isn't enough! Need to get my license a.s.a.p or else I loose my job and won't be able to provide for my wife and 2 year old sun. Need help urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kfrobberts@gmail.com

col,

Hi, I want to know what kind of licence do I need to ride a scooter????

Wayne Sweet,

Hi
My name is Wayne i am hoping to do my code 14 license.I am currently redoing my lerners.If there is a company out there who is willing to give me a chance in obtaining and giving me experience in the TRUCKING world and of coarse helping me obtaining my license.My contact details:084 633 2824

African Licence,

The easiest way to obtain a driver's licence is to first take the South African Learner's Licence exam and then drive with a instructor from the South Africa Institute of Driving Instructors. At most, it should take you a month from end to finish and it isn't too hard.

To practice for your Learner's Licence, the best way is to sign up at a local test centre (they are different in each province so just google them and give them a call) and then practice questions using one of the online practice websites. African Licence (http://www.africanlicence.com) also has a free eBook so you can study for free and answer mock tests from only R10 per test.

Anel Wille,

We have a Grandmother of 90 years who still drives. Some family members feels she is still ok while others feel she is becoming a danger to herself and others. How can we get an independant evaluation to determine her ability? (Nelspruit, SA)

moe,

I want to find out if my licence card is ready...

Andy,

I have a UK / European Licence and I am now a SA Citizen, how can I get an SA Driving Licence?????

pick,

i need help pls guys where can i get the licence assp.i have been driving for 5 yrs now. Email me:pump_me@ymail.com

leon,

Hi,
I come from Russia and I really need my driving licence ASAP. I already have a valid learner's.
Let me know
0721511275 LEON

4th time??,

I'm going for my 4 attempt of getting my license the legal way, if there is anyone who can help me if I fail this time around please let me know. I have two months to get my license or my position in the company I'm working for will be reviewed. email me on blite637@yahoo.com urgently

katlego Rae,

i just want 2 knw if i can drive a TOYOTA QUANTUM with my CODE B plus PrDP licence

kagiso molefe,

I am a guy desperate to get a drivers licence and i am capable of driving if there is any one who knows who can help to get it these are my contact numbers 0720444800.

posiposi,

Need an SA drivers. Have a learners already. Please call 0718798560 if you can help..$$$$

James Rand,

Can help with international drivers license,... email- jtemera@gmail.com

Posh,

Plz help me guys where can i get the licence assp i know how to drive

charitysantos78@gmai,

My portuguese was intergrated in the BOOK OF LIFE and i left the country to work in Mocambique for several years. What can i do to get a new Drivers Licence. I am 68 years old and i need to driver safetly on the road

VHFSantos ID 4308185090084

African Licence,

The easiest way to obtain a driver's licence is to first take the South African Learner's Licence exam and then drive with a instructor from the South Africa Institute of Driving Instructors. At most, it should take you a month from end to finish and it isn't too hard.

To practice for your Learner's Licence, the best way is to sign up at a local test centre (they are different in each province so just google them and give them a call) and then practice questions using one of the online practice websites. African Licence (http://www.africanlicence.com) also has a free eBook so you can study for free and answer mock tests from only R10 per test.

flo,

Hi,
I come from France and I really need my driving licence ASAP. I already have a valid learner's.
Will definitly pay for it if reasonnable price.
Let me know : flomuse@gmail.com

tendayi mpofu,

i want to learn driving can i get a driver s liense when i am a zimbabwean my e mail adress is teempofu@gmail.com

Debbie,

I want to convert my U.K drivers licence to an S.A one...please can somebody tell me what the process is.

My email is debbie@pentz.co.za

blackrose,

I just wanna find out if its possible to operate a motor bike witha code 2 license ...?

leeann,

i have a dubai licence as i was over there for 7 years now ive come back, can i just change it over or do i need to do licence again

Scammed for R5000,

I was scammed for over R5000!!!

DO NOT TRY BUY YOUR LICENSE. JUST GO THROUGH THE PROPER SYSTEM. SCAMMERS NAME IS PAUL OGO , THEY HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF MR NANNWUBA EKWELI.

Chantelle,

Hey

Can someone plz tell me how i can check if someone have a valid license? PLZ NEED HELP URGENT!!!! Mail me at eke.pixie20@gmail.com

JADE,

I WANT TO CONVERT MY U.K LICENSE TO S.A CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME MY E-MAIL jade.harris28@yahoo.com

Deo4502,

have been trying to get my license with no luck.
the last place i went to the driving school increased the amount requested on the day of the test. if someone could help with buying my license please let me know : deo.rashika@gmail.com

thank you

asim,

i have pakistan international drivers license how can i convent to sa drivers license plz rply 'anazir63@yahoo.com

nazir,

i have pakistan international drivers license how i can convent to sa drivense license

Kagiso,

Reply to k.letsholo@gmail.com

Kagiso,

Okay guys im 17 turnin 18 around september is it possible for me to get ma license now???

kimbo,

please tell me if its possible to get an license im from sweden, on Rimbogbg@hotmail.se

allan,

to book for your learners licence in south africa you need:
2 black and white photos of yourself,
a copy of your south african identity book, and your actual south african identity book. you fill out a form, go for an eye test, book a date to write your test and then pay R108. This can all be easily done in a few hours in langlaagte for example. if you cannot produce a south african identity document you will not be able to do anything.

Fed-Up,

Can someone please help. Was in USA during time of cenversion to card license. Just wasted another morning trying to obtain it legally. Please let me know where I can buy a valid license on the system. I need it urgently. daleen.hogan@gmail.com

mehmet,

I AM FROM TURKEY, AND I WOULD LIKE TO EXCHANGE MY DRIVING LICENCE TO SOUTH AFRICA DRIVING LICENCE OR INTERNATIONAL LICENCE,WOULD YOU HELP ME, PLEASE OR GIVE INSTRUCTION FOR WHOM MUST CONECT, MY E-MAIL:mehmetkara2004@gmail.com

shahine ibrahim,

I AM FROM PAKISTN, AND I WOULD LIKE TO EXCHANGE MY DRIVING LICENCE TO SOUTH AFRICA DRIVING LICENCE,WOULD YOU HELP ME, PLEASE OR GIVE INSTRUCTION FOR WHOM MUST CONECT, MY E-MAIL
SHAHINE99@YAHOO.COM

THANK YOU

Andre,

Where can I buy a motorbike licence in cape town and for how much??
loganmoya@gmail.com

Desperate,

Hi... the system is corrupt, officer failed me for no reason! its NOT FAIR. Im at the point where I'll buy a licence, if its not too expensive. If you have any information for me on obtaining a drivers licence in Cape Town that will be registered on the system(NOT A SCAM) please email me at bornfreehypnosis@gmail.com

DANIE DU PREEZ,

DRIVERS LIVENCE EASY TO GET IN SA?
WHERE IN YOUR LIFE- MY SON WENT A DOZEN TIMES AND THERE ARE ALWAYS A ISSUE.
IT SEEMS LIKE THIS IS ONLY A MONEY MAKING STORY. PLEASE ADVISE ME WHERE TO GO. HE IS LIVING IN CAPITAL PARK PTA NORTH.
THANKS

Tee Bee,

going for my License in 2 weeks for the third time... :-( need to get it urgently!!!!!!

Carla,

Where can I exchange my UAE drivers license to obtain my South African drivers license?

freeds,

I need to exchange my old icelandic drivers licence for a curent south african licence - help please email me :
call4contact@gmail.com

Freeds,

I need to exchange my icelandic old drivers licence for a current south african licence - how do i do this or who may assist please?
call4contact@gmail.com

Nataly,

Hi. Need advice on how to obtain South African driv. license. Please email: laylamajnun@gmail.com

Val Deyzel,

I now live in the uk for 7 years i never got my drivers card when i left but have been driving for years can i still apply for my license in south africa they should still have my detail can anyone tell me how

pink,

in cape town on temp visa, need bike learnes ... how do i get that

pink,

how can u get a learners with a temp visa

lulu,

I am in the Uk . I desperately need a South African License . Can anyone introduce me to the right people that can help me obtain one . My email is -:

ladylulu1@hotmail.com

prudence,

it's so easy and people get away with it

Raeesa,

as long as you know how to do the parkings you will pass, i got my license yesterday 25-06-2011

Carol M,

That was 1993. Now in 2011 it is almost impossible to obtain a drivers licence legally i.e. without bribing the department officials, corrupt is an understatement.

Patrice,

money speaks more than yo driving at the testing centres. Thats the lesson i leant. Its not hard 2 get a licence all u nid is a gud pocket

Bob,

UB said on 21st March that he was treated like a criminal for not having insurance. Surely UB you know that you are a criminal as the law requires you to be insured. What would happen to the poor family that had their car written off or worse a family member killed by you in an accident? Get real grow up. By the way you will not be able to exchange an SA licence for a Uk one once banned. The racist Bastxxds have you marked just as well as any UK citizen that is white, black, brown, pink, green or blue. God bless us for having an efficient police force and computer systems to keep people like you off the road. Try driving without the licence and of course insurance .... but dont get caught ... you know the fate.

ArabianSphynx,

Desperately require a SA drivers licence. Willing to pay descent amount of $$$. Just the card will suffice.

De Villers le Roux,

Do you need your id book or can you just make a foto copy of your id?

SC,

if I have a Canadian learners license from Ontario, and am 18, do I still need a South African learners permit first in order to get a proper license in South Africa?

Cape Blondie,

Is it illegal to drive on a South African driving licence, when you have been banned on a UK licence?

David,

Hi i'm looking for a drivers job i have code 10 & pdp cape town .davidstemela@yahoo.com

Trevor,

Hi i have been watching so many learner drivers and realised that most of the problems occurs during the parking.Many dont make it out of the parking bay.I would like to open up my own learners drivers practice parking bay, what are the procedures and how do i go about doing so? Fish Hoek

paul,

hi

i wanted to know what is the procedure in obtaining an automatic license in south africa and the cost,i need to know a.s.a.p anybody with info will be greatly appreciated email me at paul_cotton1983@yahoo.com

david stemela,

hi looking for a drivers job code 10 pdp cape town

Charmaine,

I need license ASAP failed 2 - shocking excuses driving to slow in parking area!! Need one in Cape Town. Email charmaine@whatsoneatery.co.za. I have valid learners.

Sof,

Hi i desperately need to get my license befor end of May..please email me on sofiaj@gmail.co.za

Thea,

I hade my licence in my ID book but was mugged and never had the money to get a new id or get the card licence. Is there any way that i can get the card without having to go through the test again. Please email me on thea.cooke@yahoo.com. Thanks

audi,

wanna change m swaziland drivers licence into a sothafrican. do i need to go through some tests n wt r d conditionz. help needed v asap. cn sms or call me on 0737574474

AUDY,

WANNA CONVERT M SWAZILAND DRIVERS LICENCE INTO A SOUTHAFRICAN 1. DO I NED TO GO THROUGH SOME TESTS?

John,

I need to get a license before August.. Im currently living in Stellenbosch. Willing to pay. Anyone that can help please email me at avngar@gmail.com

Gloria,

Treshell Driving School can help you get your licence legit. Just google them, stationed in Johannesburg. I am doing my licence on Friday and its all because of them.

Martin,

Took me six years to get my licence because of corruption.
Just carried on and got it

joe,

Theres a guy that i came across on the net that charges R4500 for fake south afrian licence thats only for the temp document.can you believe that.

Thabang.,

16 years old person,can he/she make a leaner's driver?u cn answer me on (thipethabang@gmail.com)

ernest,

im 15 yrs old can i get a learners permit when im 16 coz thats wat i heard 4rm my friends

Thandi,

Has anyone tried to buy a license through the yolasite lnk posted by the user calling himself someone? I need to know how legit it is before contacting him? Is it not a scam?

My email is nombu1980@yahoo.com

joy,

y dont u jst myj them 4 all matriculants

ZIZI,

HI Guys

i have a zimbabwean drivers licence 2005 and im a permanent resident of south africa,looking for someone who can help me with converting my zim drivers licence to south african one .
call me on 0765348325

enquirer,

im from sa but living in the uk at the moment. Have a full automatic motorcycle licence but looking to get the geared licence somehow, any advice?

waterbaby1432@hotmail.com

jeef mwamba,

im looking for diving cenrter for code 14

Tatenda,

Iam a zimbabwean citizen, working as a high school teacher, i do have a code 10 South African licence, am looking for partime driving job during the wknds, i dont need much, juss need something to keep me busy during the wknds.

UB,

I AM SOUTH AFRICAN.I HAVE A FULL UK DRIVING LICENCE,STILL LIVING IN UK.MY LICENCE WAS REVOKED.I DESPERATLLY NEED A SOUTH AFRICAN LICENCE THAT I CAN EXCHANCE TO A UK LICENCE,OR I WILL LOOSE MY JOB.IF ANY ONE CAN HELP LET ME KNOW THIS IS MY ONLY CHANGE.WILL PAY GOOD UK POUNDS. I FORGOT TO PAY ONE INSTALLMENT ON MY INSURANCE,SO COMPANY STOPS IT WAS PULLED OVER AND TREATED LIKE A CRIMANAL.RACIST BASTARDS IN THIS COUNTRY TOO.I AM FROM MITCHELL'S PLAIN PLEASE HELP A BRA OUT!!. contact me @ ub_oos@yahoo.co.uk or hena_kramarova@hotmail.com

UB,

I AM SOUTH AFRICAN.I HAVE A FULL UK DRIVING LICENCE,STILL LIVING IN UK.MY LICENCE WAS REVOKED.I DESPERATLLY NEED A SOUTH AFRICAN LICENCE THAT I CAN EXCHANCE TO A UK LICENCE,OR I WILL LOOSE MY JOB.IF ANY ONE CAN HELP LET ME KNOW THIS IS MY ONLY CHANGE.WILL PAY GOOD UK POUNDS. I FORGOT TO PAY ONE INSTALLMENT ON MY INSURANCE,SO COMPANY STOPS IT WAS PULLED OVER AND TREATED LIKE A CRIMANAL.RACIST BASTARDS IN THIS COUNTRY TOO.I AM FROM MITCHELL'S PLAIN PLEASE HELP A BRA OUT!!.

Shani,

Hi !
I need my Driver's License ASAP. Before end April. The Department don't have any opening dates. Please, if someone have details sms or phone me on 074 835 9470 =) THANX

choco,

Hi, I need to buy a drivers licence. Willing to pay R2000. email me on choco@mtnloaded.co.za

ryan,

hi all,

i'm in australia need to get a full riders licence, so looking to obtain a south african riders license the code is 02.
if you can help or point me in the direction please contact me
ryan@commlec.com.au

Tendayi,

I am from Zimbabwe and I have here for 3 years. I hold a Zimbabwean Passport and would like to do driving lessons here in South Africa.

tenmeso@gmail.com

jj,

Looking for a SA on the system licence. Will pay well.
Contact jacquayj@yahoo.com

Savvy,

Hello!

I am in desperate need to get a license before the end of April, I will do anything to get a license but test stations dont have any open test dates till July! Please help... Email me or sms me:

craigdtt@gmail.com or 0763893237

lady luck,

number is 071 622 0978 NOT 071 623 0978

Lizzy,

PLEASE I NEED TO BUY SOUTH AFRICAN LICENCE ONLY NEED TO HAVE THE CARD IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE ON THE SYSTEM ONLY NEED TO HAVE THE LEGIT DRIVING LICENCE CARD!!!! WILLING TO PAY
lenicajansen@yahoo.com

Need Licence,

PLEASE ANYBODY, JUST TELL US HOW TO FIN SOMEONE WHO WILL HELP US TO OBTAIN OUR LEGAL DRIVING LICENCE.

please,i am trying to leave a husband who beats me up and i can't do it without my license as i have a kid who has to get to school and all over, we can't walk the streets to school, shops. Please help, will pay etcetera...

Wiebke,

Does a Zimbabwian citizen who is working in Cape Province have to apply for a PDP licence if he has a Zimbabwian driving licence?wiebke1965@hotmail.com

grant,

helo can someone pls help me with my licence pls very urgent willing to pay.contact me by email greepo10122@hotmail.com.sick of people who wants you to fail

MWP,

Hey.. doing my license for the third time now, and it's just difficult.. I do everything right, but it is as if they deliberately look for a reason to fail you... can someone please help, as i do need to get it asap.... i have to drive everyday without one, and i can't do it anymore...

TJ,

Hi There, I have been for my license 2 times and need to get it asap, working in IT and need to drive. please can anyone help me. this is urgent and depends on my work.
teanjacobs@live.co.za

Lady Luck,

Please send me free advice on how and who to contact anyone who can help me obtain a driver's licence, prepared to show my skills and PAY of course. sweetwaterct@gmail.com

Desire,

I am a 48 year old female, being driving for over 20 years. Have failed my drivers twice and now my learners licence expires on 19/02/2011,please can someone assist to obtain my drivers licence urgently, NO SCAM!!!!! prepared to pay. pattersondesiree69@yahoo.com

Lady Luck,

I need my driver's license. Have valid learners and can demo my proficiency on the roads.

Please Help. sweetwaterct@gmail.com

lukery,

being a foreigner and currently residing in pretoria and willing to have a code14 drivers licence. Anyone with information on getting one easily please email me @...

Email: lukeshanzoromera@gmail.com

Lady Luck,

Please, I'm' a great driver, been 3x for my test, spent a fortune trying do things wih blood and sweat.

Please help me. sweetwaterct@gmail.com or sms me 071 623 0978. Please, this is legitimate , I am a real person , living and trying to survive and be a decent citizen in South Africa. Please.

Tasha,

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited and nervous at the same time!! ... Going for my drivers in two weeks. Been on a "thousand and one" driving lessons! I feel so ready, but I know there are so many corrupt examiners out there, that if he asks for money and I don't cough up, he/she will fail me for nothing. BUT, tryna keep the positive attitude! Have a nice day all! :)

Kempie,

My son has his learners but we could not get his drivers in time before he had to start at Tukkies. He is currently making use of the bus transport (need I say more !!) - totally unreliable. Could he drive with his learners in a 5km radius from home and if not, what would the fine be if he gets caught. e-mail me plse nvermaak@telkomsa.net

sifiso,

I am in Newcastle I need motorbike licence as quick, where do I go? help I am so desperate.

Someone,

Visit http://k53drivers.yolasite.com/ if you are interested in buying a valid licence.

Spencer,

Looking to buy my legit licence, willing to pay a good amount...$$$

sir_spencer@live.com

Holly,

Please send me in the right direction! Iv moved here from the UK, with no drivers license. How do I go about getting my license and booking my learners for startes.
Answers will be very much appriciated,
Thanks.

Nico,

Please help

I want to buy a 125cc scooter - do i need a seperate license for it or can i use my car license?

Expired License,

Hi,

I am a South African living in Dubai for the last 10 years. My SA license expired in 2006 if memory serves, I plan to return home soon so I need to get a renewal, but dont want to have to take tests or anything. Any help will be greatly appreciated, please email me macscotsman@gmail.com

ANN,

ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO BUY YOUR LICENCE ITSJUST TO DIFFICULT TO PASS. EMAIL ME

mac_ann21@yahoo.com

tebogo kwele,

plz where?

Phiwa,

Annikie,

It's not true. A new law will come to effect on the 1st Feb, having already been issued with your licence, you are exempt from the law. It will only apply to licences issued after the 1st. There are still some discrepencies with the law, but nonetheless it will be enforced.

tebogo kwele,

where n how do i book to write my leaners in JHB....anywhere i need it fast

Lizahn,

Hello!Can someone please help me to get my license as quick as possible..I am willing to pay for it (as long as the license is on the system) or to do it, but it's very urgent. Does any one have contacts for me? If you do, email me at lizahnvanzyl77@gmail.com!Pleeasse help, I really need it.

annikie,

i have code 10 drivers licence,is that true if i want to drive private car i have to go for code 8 again?

Ramano Philander,

Hi guys do any of you no how i can get my learners and license im willing to pay for it im in cape town please contact me 0835694524 im really desparate

Disturbed,

MJH952GP is a 14 seat Taxi, Ranking from
Alexandra to Johannesburg. The driver is very rude.

Biby Benny,

I am 21 ys old boy ,i have international uae licence ,i want job,if you want me ,plz contact me bibybenny@yahoo.com.
thankyou

Anne,

Hi all,

Ithink this changing of the Code 10 license permits only driving code 10 vechiles is BULL****. I have had my code 10 license for 17 years, never had an accident or a fine of any kind, so please tell me why do i have to go for a code 8 license !
I did not buy it neither I got it legal.

tumi,

I have been out of the country for 3 years of my life and during this time was able to obtain a UK licence but upon ariving to mama africa i was told i cant change my licence to a south african 1 Im still driving my car after 2years in the country and to my knowlege is ileagal what do i do the right thing when freedom of informations is being blocked in such a way help me change my Uk liceance to a South African if its possible with out going through the re testing please advise me 0790740229 please

lethabo,

hey. I would like to know if it is possible to book for different drivers tests in different provinces. I urgently need a license
depanyekga.l@gmail.com

t.ndini,

What are the measurements for a zimbabwean drivers licence

ramano,

Hi can any one help me get license in cape town contact me 0835694527

thinus fourie,

need to renew my s.a license im living in uk please help??????????

joe,

need a code 14 south african licence willing to pay good money payment in euros a.s.a.p jw_laubscher@hotmail.com

Sella,

I have learners that expire 23/01, I had a licence in my ID for 12years and was overseas so never got to convert it. After driving for 12years they failed me now for the 3rd time on my drivers test. Does anyone know where I can get an appointment before 23/01 or can still convert my ID licence to credit card. This is urgent. email me on selmao@vodamail.co.za

uwe mai,

i have a german licence been in sa for over 12 years is it necessary to change licence to s.a

APPLE,

I need to get a booking urgently for my drivers Test but in the westrand it's impossible , Please help where can i go my learners is going to end soon

Irma,

Hi

My husband and I live in the USA, but the visa's we have do not qualify us to get USA drivers licences. Our South African licences expire soon and we were hoping there was a way for us to renew them without having to be in SA. Can anyone please help us. I can be emailed at ippsprenic@yahoo.com

Keith,

I'm not from the "life is unfair" school of thought. And I generally believe that honesty is the best policy. BUT I have learned - the hard way - that it can make life very difficult in SA.
I arrived back in SA in late 2007 - after 24 years away - full of passion to be back in the land I love. I presented my old ID book, complete with drivers licence, in order to change it over to the new photo card version. The clerk asked me whether I had been is SA at any time between 1997 and 2002. After thinking about it, I replied yes. I was then told that that fact disqualified me from swapping over to the new licence. Apparently I should have done it when I was here. My protests about the fact that my 2002 visit was due to my dad losing his battle with cancer and that he died while I was here and I then stayed to attend the funeral (I was here for 2 and a half weeks in total) fell on deaf ears. Over the next few days, my disbelief was channelled into finding another way that I could legally drive here. To my relief, I learned - from phone calls to both the Traffic Dept and an insurance company - that my Australian licence was, indeed, recognised here as a valid licence. With that knowledge, I bought a car and have been here since then.
But then I had a bad accident and my car has been written off. Imagine my horror when told that my Australian licence was only valid for the first 12 months. In that time, I was supposed to have had it swapped over to a SA licence. Obviously no-one had made that clear when I originally asked. GREAT! No more car, no insurance payout, no more valid licence.

Sometimes I wonder about why I'm still so positive about living in this country. If only I'd lied about being in SA for my father's death/funeral.

Vincent,

Can someone give me a clarity of how i can get a drivers license before the end of february because i need to buy a car as soon as possible. please contact me on vnchabeleng@ccsb.co.za

Solo,

Can anyone please help clarify this for me... I heard that apparently if you already have a valid drivers license and you wish to get a motor bike or scooter bigger than a 125cc, you will no longer have to re-write a learners test and can just go and do the test in the yard as of February 2011???

Thanks

Joe,

I have recently paid R1500.00 to the owner of B&B Driving School to get an early Leaners license date for a friend. He also promote that he can get you the Leaners in 2 days quarenteed, and that he have friends in the Test Stations and that you can not fail.
He operate in BENONI and LANGLAAGTE, not sure about the other stations.
Well the money was paid and with little preparation my friend fail the test.
He claimed that a white man took yhe test papers and his friends could not do anything.
I then realise that any person can get an early date at WESTHOVEN you book on a Monday and you write your test on the Wednesday. I did my code 1 and 3 last week and the cost was R200.00.
Please be carefull to pay any money to these guys as it is a scam.

His name is BONGANI and his from B&B DRIVING SCHOOL office opp LANGLAAGTE TESTING STATION

I will take this up with the Testing Stations as he also implicates them in this scam.

JBS 083 414 7397

Code10,

Hi, I urgently need a appointment for a Code 10 License. I got my Learners, now I need to do Code 10 for a damn F250 a.s.a.p before 20 Dec. Anyone know who I can contact for a faster appointment? All Test Centres are fully booked till Jan 2011

teagan rynolds`,

hi every one

Eugene Roux,

I would like to know, Ive got my drivers license, if i need to get a bike license do i need to do the learners.

Carima Madden,

Hi, I need to get my drivers licence urgently and quickly. I already failed three times. Can anyone give me advice?
I feel like such a failure. I need code 8. Is it true that the law changed?If you have code 10, you can only drive code 10?
Please please help me?????

Thabie,

Someone please help me on the correct procedure to follow in order to get a driver's licence in south africa being a foreigner.

Thabie,

Someone please help me on the correct procedure to follow in order to get a driver's licence in south africa being a foreigner.

Thabie,

Someone please help me on the correct procedure to follow in order to get a driver's licence in south africa being a foreigner.

Thabie,

Someone please help me on the correct procedure to follow in order to get a driver's licence in south africa being a foreigner.

Thabie,

Someone please help me on the correct procedure to follow in order to get a driver's licence in south africa being a foreigner.

We Ride,

Left South Africa in 1982 and now returning to stay.
Have a Australian driver instructor ticket,will that be recognized in South Africa

Rod Sheridan,

I have a car licence and want to apply for a motorcycle licence, what is the procedure

joe,

hi i bought a motor bike 2 months ago. the previous owner said he definitely has papers for the bike, i paid him picked up the bike then he says he lost the papers. how do i regster the bike, please please help!

Jacques,

Is it legal to ask questions thats not in the learners licence test. i read through the whole book of the rules of the road and still manage to only fail that. i asked the guy in the licence department and all he could do was laugh and (say don't i listen to the radio or news?). I do not accept this kind of behavior from some one that is suppose to help me.

please could some one tell me is it legal or not. i use the k53 and its not an old one.

Danwell,

I have a Zambian drivers licence,married in South africa but not a citizen as yet.I was told I can only convert it once I have permanent residence.When I go to the Traffic departments no one seems to know what it is I need to use at the moment.My licence is for SADC countries,can I drive using it or do I need to get a permit.If so where do I get one?

Furious,

All you people talking about buying your licence disgust me. You should be ashamed of yourselves for even thinking of such a thing. Yes our service delivery from government departments in SA suck, yes the lines are time consuming and fustrating. but this is the country we live in, it does not mean you should resort to breaking the law and risking everyone elses life on the road!!!!! I did my licence the legit way. Took me 3 attempts but i did it before my learners expired, no problem. I made stupid mistakes that caused me to fail but when i passed it was worth it and i can be proud that I passed my drivers on my own ability to drive well. There is a reason for the test, you may think you can drive, i did, but the test weeds out little things that you still need to improve on to be a safe driver on our roads. I hope you all get arrested before you kill some innocent person on the roads!!! When you get behind that wheel you have other people's lives in your hands even if you obtained your licence legally. It is somehting to be taken seriously. You people who disregard the law and procedures are most likely the same to drink and drive and not strap your babies in so they can stand on the seat and see the road, such good parents!!! The LAWS ARE THERE TO PROTECT US!!!! I hope i piss you all off, someone needs to talk some sense into you. oh and buy the way, the illigal drivers are sooooooo easy to spot on the road, they the ones doing such stupid things and dont understand why the hell you hooting at them! as for the prices of testing, they are high. . . BUT if you cant afford to pay the legal prices how you gonna buy it which costs way more, how you gonna pay for petrol, how you gonna buy a car? SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!!!!!! Please think

Chris,

Hi, I do not currently have a driver's licence but need to go to SA for three months for work. Will it be possible to for me (as a foreigner) to obtain a driving licence in South Africa? I have been unable to get a booking to do the test in the UK before I'm due to leave. Thanks.

Kelebogile,

Is it true that the laws has changed regarding code 10?? i heard that if you got a code 10 learner you need to change it to code 8 then upgrade to code 10??? please help i am confused right now i dont know what to think or who to turn too.

worried.

unknown,

Rather do your licence the legit way..... i first paid for mine and i was assured its in the system, drove around for about 4 months going through road blocks without a problem till one day a enquizative traffic officer check on the system and guess what my licence didnt exist and I got arresested

Nhlanhla,

I'm willing to pay for a legit drivers license. I live in Pretoria. Anyone with info, contact me on nombu1980@yahoo.com

South African,

I really wish they would try to say it is easy or even logical now with the new k53 test.

cmb69,

hi,i have a Dubai license and i was wondering if that can be converted into a SA license or what is the procedure

thx

!!!!!!!!!,

I have two degrees and no licence. I'd rather write another thesis than go for my licence again... I can drive, sure. The problem is that I can't get it right when I have to actually prove my driving skills. I find it so super stressful! Atleast its's good to see that I'm not the only one :) I'll be going for my 5th time soon... Hopefully this time I'll pass!

jakes,

How long is a Zimabwean license valid for in South Africa and is the driver required to have his Zim license as well?

Uschi,

I am German, have permanent residence and need to convert my German drivers license into a SA drivers license.
Will any Traffic Dept in the WP be able to do that or can you tell me where to go to have it done ?

mohamed,

could someone help me get a driver licence from south affrica Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands*, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea*, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe please...i am presently living in the uk i will pay the cost £££ thank you mohamed131284@hotmail.com

Shan,

The Gpg contact centre is the worst call centre on the planet , further it has been offline for 3 weeks now, and all their dates are two months from now, i am not willing to wait that long ! I failed my first test cos i was nervous now i am so ready for it. I need my licence before the end of october as i am going on a two year working holiday but unable to leavce the country without a licence. Pls help me someone shantalh@live.co.za

Sharae,

Do you have to have a license in South Africa to drive a scooter? Is a 50cc engine allowed on the street?

thekernal,

good day all I think I might be onto something, but first need some clarifications, help me if you can, I am South African my mom is to, but she went England and got a British drivers license, I am brilliant with Photoshop and will be able to do the neccicary changes to the license and put it in my name with my picture watermarks included now I am in South Africa, so do the South African DVLA contact the British DVLA and ask for confirmation etc or do the South African license department just process it because it is a british drivers license? hope that makes sense just getting to a real desprate at this point in time, contact me if any one can tell Me if the South African gov would contact the British gov thanks >>> thekernal@live.com

Romeo,

I have a valid USA drivers license, but have recently relocated to South Africa. every time I go to the licensing Department i get different stories.

i urgently need to convert my USA drivers license to a valid SA drivers license card.

please help; or advise because they say it is possible but nobody wants to help.

contact me on : rn.tshivhase@gmail.com

Romeo,

I have a valid USA drivers license, but have recently relocated to South Africa. every time I go to teh licensing Department i get different stories.

i urgently need to convert my USA drivers license to a valid SA drivers license card.

please help!!

moses keatshabe,

what are common questions asked in exams for light duty driving license

Roach30Janice,

Don't you know that it's high time to receive the loan, which would help you.

Olga Milanzi,

what is the difference between code 8 & 10,which of the two is more efficient or valuable than the other?

Dismayed,

Some of you say it's difficult to obtain a liscense and complain about the long ques. South africa has a population of 48,687,000 and you expect it to be quick. Please people have some patients. I wrtoe my learners and did my drivers thrice due to the high level of that is required of a driver. You people that want to buy them you are unbelievable. You need to learn that the world is not a microwave institution, you need to persevere and get through it. Yes I know there are faults and delays with the traffic department, but you cannot resort to criminal behaviour to get what you want. AND PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHY SA HAS SO MUCH CRIME,JUST LOOK AT YOU MENTALITY. Nothing beats the feeling of obtaining something after hard work.

morts,

I am in CPT... border northern suburbs and Tableview. Need urgent help getting drivers. Happy to do a few lessons,have done a number of them already, but want 'guaranteed' results. Dont want an illegal license - just a guaranteed legal pass. Want to go through a testing station etc. - with a bit of 'assistance'.

whitfieldcp@gmail.com

masome,

obtainig driver license in south africa is difficult.those people who said is easy i dont think so. it is only easy when you say it but standing in long queue, sometimes they tell you the system is still offline.

Blond007,

My learners verval di 11de september, kan iemand my ni se of mens di ding kan laat verleng vir 'n paar maande of so ni???!!! of my net raad gee vir di beste bestuurs skool of so iets, enage raad sal wardeur word, eks van ben0ni gauteng, my email: blond008@gmail.com
thanx julle :-)

Dutta,

Hi,

I am staying at Sandton, Jo'burg and do not have any driving license. Can somebody tell me what is the procedure and how much money it takes to get driving lisence here?

Pls drop me a mail at mil_051@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Lwake,

DEAR ALL IN GAUTENG,

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pradeepnaik,

south Africa should allow to drive car in south Africa pradeep naik paintnrepair@gmail.com having international driving car parmet with me could you help me regards naik +27743224926 pradeepnaik

Anton,

is there someone that can assist me witha drivers licesnce please!!!!!!!!!!!..it so hard to get it in SA onley if you know people high up..please phone me at 0722811615 or anton27@hotmail.co.za or antondebeer50@yahoo.com..a learners will also do for time being!!!

lindie,

Good day all.

I cant believe how hard it is too obtain a drivers licence in south africa. I am standing in long rows for almost a year, but nothingand no progress. If anyone can help me please i beg of you. I am desprate. email me at transkuhn@webmail.co.za.

desi,

if anyone knws anyone that can arrange for licence, pls email me urgently in rtb desanevcoller@gmail.com

Sarah,

Hi,

I have a SA drivers license but i now want to buy a scooter. I only want to buy a XR125 scooter. What i am unclear of is, do i need an addition license to my vehicle license, ie. a bike license?

Cheers

cherfourie,

Where can I buy a license for my son after trying for months to obtain appointments??? He is in boarding school in Gauteng and I live in Limpopo- he gets home on Fridays when the offices are closed!!

Sphere,

I've had my 125cc licence since I was 16... I am now 38 years old and have bought myself a big bike... I have a learners at the moment and am planing to move to the UK early next year. Does anyone suggest that I rather do my drivers licence here for the bike or do it in the UK???

Sphere,

Sashen.... You are legally allowed to ride a bike (up to 125cc) on SA roads from the age of 16 (if you've passed your learners and later your drivers). From the age of 18 you can upgrade to a bigger bike (125cc up)but you will have to do your learners and drivers all over again. Unfortunately... Its pathetic I know, but the government needs to make money somehow...

Whatever,

I am from SA and this article is misleading - for example "few drivers take any" - what a load of BS.
It is possible to obtain a learners at 17 and a drivers at 18.
The system comes from the old apartheid days where I guess it was assumed most people were able to learn at 17 i.e. have access to a car at that age.

You CANNOT legally get a license without any formal training unless you do it in a 1 horse town and have had really good guidance from someone who knows what the tester is looking for, so it is still training I guess.

What exactly is a 1st world and a 3rd world road user?
(Sounds like a PC term with some underlying implications - but then again, all 1st world countries are hypocritical like that - just come out with what you want to say and not hide behind fancy words)
And yes I am p****d off - if you are going to put information in the public arena - choose your words wisely.

This article should be renamed to:
"Chops - easy to find in Canada"

Jacques,

They have changed the laws for obtaining a learner's permit now to the age of 16...or at least there was mention of it. my cousin is driving around and he is 16, and apparently this is legal.

John,

Can anyone help me please. i am a south african citizen and obtained my drivers license in america (texas) wile i was working there. now i am back in sa and need to convert it to a valid south african drivers licence. can someone please advise me. bezuidenhoutjohn@yahoo.com

Grace,

i was just wondering, i need to buy a car and hav a learners lisence and a test date.why cant i be able to buy a car with my learners lisence?

TH,

UK licence, will cost you a fair bit but only money upfront is for DVLA and DSA fees. tonyh1@safe-mail.net

sashen,

...be sure of...

sashen,

im from s.a, and i cant w8 to upgrade to a better bike i just need to bhe sure of what age i need to be, so that its legal

Ian,

Do not EVER convert your driver's licence to a South African one. Rather get an International Driving Permit from the AA

Puri,

Hi Sashen,
I have 4 wheeler Nissan ,I am staying in South africa,I have only Indian License,I need to convert it in to South africa License.Let me know the process.

Thanks

sashen,

in south africa

sashen,

any1 knows at what age and what type of lisence you need to have a moterbike bigger than? 125cc

puri,

I have Indin driver's license ,need to convert it into Southafrican license,Anyone please tell me the process.

Thanks

saint.eben@gmail.com,

Hi People, an associate of mine has a drivers license, renewed in Italy a few days ago and is valid until 2020. He lived in the UK for 2 years and drove cars legally and has lived in RSA for 3 years on Italian passport, is there any way that he is legally allowed to drive a car here?
Can his license be converted to the RSA card? I would appreciate it if someone can email me the correct route and cost involved. Thanks for your help Eben

Ruby,

Hi guys here is a bit of humor in midst of
all the chaos regarding licences, corruption and complaints! maybe we should all revert back to this?....
Love it when the parent gets the last word...
A teenage boy had just gotten his driver's license and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he'd make a deal with his son: 'You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about the car.'
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said, 'Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't gotten your hair cut.'
The boy said, 'You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair...and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.'

To this his father replied, 'Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?'

ruby,

HI Bob, on Thursday, 28. September 2006 at 04:22 PM

I really am looking for you urgently! please mail me neldonnovan@gmail.com.
or contact 0846005964

thanx and regards

AJ,

Is it true that you need to get all the answers right with the current test to pass. Someone recently told me they wrote in Boksburg, got one wrong and was failed. They were even shown which one they got wrong.

eugene,

im 4rm cape town i need south african licence if any 1 can help contact me at geno0@vodamail.co.za

eugene,

i want my drivers licence please help contact me gen0@vodamail.co.za

pepsi,

could someone help me get a driver licence from Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland please...i am presently living in the uk. will pay cost in £££...please email me at urock12@hotmail.com regards..urgent.............................

pepsi,

could someone help me get a driver licence from south affrica Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands*, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea*, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe please...i am presently living in the uk. will pay cost in £££...please email me at urock12@hotmail.com regards..urgent

tammy,

I HATE THE *** GPG CONTACT CENTRE ... GOSH .. NOW I UNDERSTAND Y PPL BUY LICENSE !!!!! I HATE THE GOVEMENT SYSTEM ... FEES FEES FEES AND MORE FEES ... GOSH .. not only do we pay to book.. pay for lesson pay for car hire .. pay issue fees ... !!! GOD IM SO ANGRY CALLING THAT STUPID GPG CALL CENTRE I CUD KILL!!!!!!
DAMN MAN NOTNG FRUSTRATES ME MORE THAN,... BEING ABEL TO DRIVE EVERY DAY .. BUT CANT GET A DAMN DATE!

Laundyj,

Someone wth direct connection 4 a South African drivers' licence contact laundyj@yahoo.com

Fodel,

Need a Licence asap, please email me
redgoldandgreen@web.de

Tony,

Got an alternative for South African licence. Contact for more info.

t-jones@hotmail.co.uk

snowy,

you MORONS! The "drivers lisence is easy to obtain", "no formal training is required" Who are those statements aimed at? For all South Africans obtaining their drivers lisence is a "big" deal as most do it when they are young and the Lisence per se' is a rite of passage!I own a fairly large research and developement company and deal with this type of mentality often, ill-informed and self important. My daughter holds two degrees and only recently accquired her lisence,this was a very trying time for her as the level of expectation to pass was a given. Most people go thru this! Think before you write!!!!!

Dawie Scheepers,

Hi guys,

I'm about to return back to South Africa after time spent in the U.K. I initially converted my S.A licence for a U.K one and where do I go to exchange it back again?
Please email me at: dawie30@hotmail.com

Thanks guys!!

Nkuli gcanga,

Oh my word!!! I was at westhoven licence station in Auckland Park,Jhb yesterday. 1stly the workers dont greet or smile at u,and the eye test queue was extremely long! We were standing in the sun for more than 1h 50min before being tested. Isn't there some way to do this?

Dave,

I do not understand why you still need to get a learners for a bike if you have a drivers for a car,or is this just a way to make money?

Terry Harper,

My mother who lives in SA found when she went to renew her licence with her eyetest results, photo and ID that there was a very long seated queue and others standing waiting for the seats. It didn't move in 20 minutes. Is there any way she could do this by post for example? They are not answering the telephone when we tried. My email (I am in the UK) is harper.terry@gmail.com

Megan,

Having read some of the comments below, I am shocked? horrified? dismayed? - none of them quite express my thoughts - at the complete lack of respect for the law that is so obvious! No wonder I am having to ask my question below. There appear to be absolutely no morals when it comes to getting a licence! BUY it???? The system is a set up??? I got my learners first time, & my drivers first time, & my first speeding fine after having my licence for 15 years! If this attitude is an indication of how our youth think, then may God help this country, because no one else can!

Megan,

Can anybody advise me on the official ramifications of being caught driving without even a learner's licence, & without a licenced driver in the vehicle? To the driver, any passengers, as well as the registered owner of the vehicle?

Megan,

Can anybody advise me on the official ramifications of being caught driving without even a learner's licence, & without a licenced driver in the vehicle? To the driver, any passengers, as well as the registered owner of the vehicle?

sandile,

i want a fake licence

Ak,

Guys how do you apply for a driving licence...that is learners if you are a temporary resident of south africa?

husain,

want to buy a south african driving license.pls contact me on 0847031178

ilse,

HI I ALSO HAVE A VALID UAE LICENSE. HOWEVER ON RESEARCH I FOUND THAT IF WE WERE ABROAD WE CANNOT HAVE IT CONVERTED UNTIL WE ARE RESIDING IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. THEN ANOTHER INFORMATION CAME TO ME THAT IT CAN BE CONVERTED, IF YOU ARE IN THE COUNTRY FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, HOWEVER WE HAVE TO GET A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM THE UAE CONSOLATE WHICH IS IN PRETORIA (IT COSTS R400), YOU WILL HAVE TO COURIER YOUR PASSPORT AND UAE LICENSE TO THEM SO THEY CAN ISSUE THE LETTER. AFTER THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO DORP STREET IN TOWN WHERE THEY WILL FURTHER CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING THE LICENSE (ALSO ANOTHER FEE). I AM HOWEVER AFRAID THAT AFTER SPENDING THE MONEY ON GETTING THE LETTER THAT THEY WILL SAY THE CANNOT CONVERT IT DUE TO MY BEING IN THE COUNTRY LONGER THAN A YEAR.BEING A FULL TIME STUDENT NOW I CANT REALLY AFFORD TO HAVE MY MONEY WASTED,CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP TO GIVE THE PROER INFORMATION? THANKS, PLEASE EMAIL ME ON izzirock@gmail.com

PATRICE MOYO,

Guys help i know there is someone who have an idea out there. Realy nid an urgent code 10 drivers licence. Its difficult if not imposible to get a licence straight. M therefore prepared to pay to get it coz m desperatly in nid of it. Even it mean going to Zimbabwe, Botswana and other neighbouring countries 2 obtain one im prepared. Help plz.

My email..
patrice.jones84@webmail.co.za

0728260835

Tobie Marais,

I don't know where taxi drivers get there drivers lisence as they turn traffic law into a circus and they have no respect for other road users or any traffic officers especially in the PE area.

pradeep naik,

if having licensing in India and in Mumbai
than south Africa should allow to drive car in south Africa pradeep naik paintnrepair@gmail.com

Lindsey,

You should all be ashamed of yourselves. You're just increasing the corruption in SA. I applied for my learner's license in January and wrote the test today. I'm proud to say I passed it and I won't be buying my driver's license. If you've failed your learner's then you don't deserve to be driving on the roads.
If you failed your drivers for what you think is a stupid reason or you don't like the way the officials operate then apply at a different centre! Geez...

Shaakira Abrahams,

Hi, i need a learners license, had it
once but it expired and the second time
i failed. please assist in this regard.
contact me @ 0760360886 or 0118377012
or 0116473400 or Shaakira.Abrahams@yahoo.com

Anne,

Hey...I am currently living in the UK and want to know if it is possible to buy a driving license from South Africa?I know it's a bad thing...but what can I say...it's very expensive in the UK to keep taking a test and they fail you on literally everything. Please let me know!

Brian,

you guys will never get your Licence the first time. the goverment has a scam running where they fail you no matter what so that you can book againg and pay the fees. this was one method. the other one is this so called card system..... South Africa you a joke and a bunch of rip offs.

green,

need genuine south african licence please
greenhouse77@live.co.uk

victory,

want to buy a genuine South African license. victorarul24@googlemail.com

Kunal,

I just failed my licence. My learnaz expires 25 feb 2010. I need a licence booking b4 then. Plz help contact 0798737643. Willing 2 pay

wings,

i have a drivers lic for a car but want add a motor bike to it, any one know a contact,, cant wait to get appointments etc , willing to pay. contact me
alupanelsa@gmail.com

kittybay,

could someone help me get a driver licence from south affrica please...i am presently living in the uk. will pay cost in £££...please email me at secreat75@hotmail.com regards..urgent

Nicholas,

Can I exchange a Malaysian drivers licence for a South African drivers licence?

c,

WANT TO BUY a driving licence in CAPE TOWN / CAPE FLATS.

Providing good payment in EUROS.

chao_tin@web.de

Anton,

posting again if someone please can help with a drivinglicens..please let me know..email me at antondebeer50@yahoo.com or 0722811615
i am staying in vaaltriangle.

anton,

done my learners and my licence how many times so if someone know whre or how i can buy alicence please buzz me at 0722811615 or antondebeer50@yahoo.com money not a problem!!!!!

Simone,

I'm Italian citizen and I reside here in SA since 2 year with a temporary resident permit. I have the EU driving licence (it will expire on 2017) and Internation Drive lincence (it will expired next year 2011). i would like to know if i can obtain a SA driving licence without convert/lose my EU licence. Thanks

richard,

would like to know why do you have to go for learners code c after having your code eb for 35years without restrictions

PATRICE MOYO,

HEY GUYS CAN SOMEONE UPDATE ME THE FULL AMOUNT OF GETTING A DRIVERS LICENCE IN ZIMBABWE PLZ PLZ HELP. MY EMAIL ADRESS IS patrice.jones84@webmail.co.za

and my cell 0728260835

Sean,

Hi. I require a SA or other driving licence (doesn't really matter). If anyone can help please email me at seanwalsh1985@live.com.au
Thanks.

CDR,

Can anybody advise whether I can convert a valid UAE drivers license to a South African drivers license as I am a SA citizen and have been told by Langlaagte authorities that this is NOT allowed - anybody know whether this is really true...............................

Drivers staff,

Hi Ahmad,
I can't find any reference to this on http://www.mydriverslicence.co.za/ which has a lot of information specific to South African Licenses.

You may get more information on this by contacting them directly. Let us know how you get on as we would be interested to hear if this is the case!

Ahmad,

Do you still have a choice between getting an automatic or manual license in South Africa?

Anthea,

Why the hell does anone think that it is acceptable to 'buy' a licence? It's absolutely, positively unacceptable!!! If you continue with your corrupt attitude, how will anything EVER change? Do the test in the correct manner and then you can feel proud of your achievement. If you've failed, then it is more than likely that you did not do the test properly. In fact, you were not adequately prepared. Why blame anyone else? The fact that this is even taking place or considered says a lot about how much life is valued. Having all these illegal drivers on the road only puts precious lives at risk.
STOP THIS CHEATING! Stop trying to buy licences or even think that it is ok. It's RIDICULOUS!

denva,

I lost my ID 7 years ago after i had a learners licence which expired and i want to try a licence once again. Does the center still have my details of the the IDNo

admin,

elaie
If your daughter is resident in south Africa and has a South African license then she must get her International license in south Africa.
(Check here for link in South Africa source http://drivers.com/article/207/ )

This page also has a link to where to get an IDL in Australia but she would need to be a resident there and have an Australian license to get an Australian IDL.

elaie,

My daughter is a South African citizen and wishes to obtain an international driver's license for Australia. What do I need to do?

Nomthadazo,

Lately driving schools take advantage of us people because they know we will pay to get the driving license for work purposes.Even though they're good in convincing us at taking out money they play us.But you still fail.They say faka imali uzobona

zomat,

looking for a divers licence, I'm in Cape Town, if anyone got some clues please email me zomat@hotmail.com

Klmnt,

Went for my drivers licence again. Fifth attempt. At Xavier Junction. I had the sweetest, nicest, polite examiner you can find in SA. However, it doesnt take away the fact that I failed. Again. Fifth time now.
The DIFFERENCE this time - the ONLY difference - is that I REALLY DID fail. Really. Fair and square. Damn it. I defeated myself. I have my shaky left leg to thank. Curses. I should amputate the damn thing. The details of my misfortune are irrelevant. When all is said and done, however, I only have ONE regret. Just one. I regret that I didnt thank her [this examiner] for her civility. At least not enough times I think. I hope mentioning her name can serve as a recompense somewhat. 'Precious Majola' is what I saw on her name tag. Thank you Precious.
Anyway people, this is the last time Im leaving a comment on this webpage, 'cause Im starting to feel like Im at an AA meeting or Dr Phil's show or something. And that aint cool..
And NO! I'll NEVER buy my licence. Ever! I'll keep coming back.. and back.. and back.. UNTILL I get it the legal way, even if the legal way IS a bit 'cheesy'..

Klmnt,

Testing again

breyten,

hi ther.im looking to buy a drivers license in south aftica.cn anyone tell me where i can buy one or give me a contact.realy need to gt bck on the road.

Klmnt,

Well well comrades, I've just spent the last two days reading all the preceding comments, and I must say that its been quite insightful.
Obtaining your drivers licence in this country through legitimate channels is a challenge on its own, but these diseased officials maak die pap dik, as the Afrikaans saying goes.
I've attempted my drivers licence four times already, and in all fairness, I've only genuinely failed once, and that was when I went for my first time. Damn nerves made me smack the poles. Eish! But it doesnt take away the fact that these officials are characteristically inhumane in the manner in which they conduct themselves in the midst of would-be drivers.
There is this new testing place called Xavier Junction, near Gold Reef City, and boy oh boy they fork out the same proverbial **** like all testing station in South Africa.
Like, this last time I went there, this dude called Lands starts asking of questions like: 'Where do you work?' 'Whats you home language?' 'What do your parents do for a living?' 'Whose car are you driving?' 'Is it a private car or is it a driving school car?' etc etc
You know, **** like that. You see, he's trying to figure out if you're loaded. Anyway, later on he tells me to in and wait for him at the car so we can start the test, but as I walk I look back and I see him chatting to one of his buddies and I figure out that they're probably debating as to whether I should be failed or not.
Needless to say, he failed me in the yard test because apparently I didnt do the 5 point check or signal with my indicators.
****!!!!
He failed me for mahala, just for just.
Perhaps it would be appropriate for of to mention at this stage that Im black. And having said that, it is with profound sadness that I have to say that these black officials - these 'brothers' from another mother - are a corrupt lot, especially when they see that you are a young person they shamelessly take advantage of you. And I guess its true what Mandoza said in his song: A black man does not want to see another black man succeed.
Banomona!!
Banes'khwela!!
Sies..
Im going for my fifth attempt next week Monday, at the same damn place. And you know what, Im NOT coughing up a cent.
Voetsek!!!
God Help Us All

Klmnt,

Testing testing

Henry,

SA Licencing is b-****!
It is virtually impossible to get a legal licence except if you kiss some ass, bribe or have exceptional driving skills.
When doing the practical test, be humble and show no fear or stress. Show your confidence and you will pass.
Booking the actual test is something that will frustrate you more than your mother in-law!
Good luck!

kielie,

can i convert a valid uae drivers license to sa drivers license, I am a sa citizen and were do I go?

dom,

Hi there,

I need to get a SA driving license quickly. Can anyone tell me where I can buy one?

dominic.burstein@gmail.com

christopher,

pwede b mag renewed ng studet permit sa abroad kagaya ko nasa qatar po...at mag kano po ang amount salamat po,,

vaughn dyer,

hi guys
i lost my zimbabwean driver licence and am trying to get it replaced, can anyone help me , i am living in canada and i need to get it so i can work
email vdyer@hotmail.com

franch,

hi it me again help me plz i want to buy SA driver licence plz anyone

frach,

hi i want to buy SA licence i stay in the noord kaap

Alton,

Hi guys I have a foreign driver license I'm Living in SA I have a work permit and I want to convert my license to SA one.

Can any one help? please contact me via mail bluerains07@hotmail.com

Thanks

MOKANANA WILLIAM,

HI! SIR/MADAM
I AM 36YEARS OLD PROFFESSIONAL CODE 11 DRIVERS LICENCE.LOOKING FOR A JOB IN AVIS CHAFFEUR/LUXURY COLLECTIONS.I HAVE MATRIC AND 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE ON SOUTH AFRICAN ROADS.WELL EXPERIENCED BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF GAUTENG AND THE SOROUNDINGS.

David N,

Hey BP, you can get a kenyan license without being there. If you know some one there they can mail it to you.
Its really great and you can use it in South Africa.

Nosferatu,

Has anyone here actually managed to buy a South African license?

Natalie,

The system doesn't work as a result of the arrogant, corrupt, inefficient people who are responsible for ensuring that it should. I agree,it is frustrating having to get your licence the right way, but rather this than be one of those people out there who drive on our roads with bought licences or no licence @ all, cause many accidents, take innocent lives. Who are RESPONSIBLE for making it so extremely DANGEROUS just driving to work everyday.

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference”

Don't be a part of the problem.

Terry,

I just got my fake ID woooohhhooo

Mariana,

I have a valid UK driver's license, but my card was recently stolen. I have the paper counterpart however. Is there any way I can use the paper license to convert to a South African license, as getting another one sent over from the UK without a permanent address there is a huge mission?
info@homevets.co.za

mon,

If anyone knows a easier why to get a booking for dl, or ather ways to get a legal dl in gauteng plse contact me via email, vaneeden.monica@gmail.com

HISMAJESTY,

I WANT APPLY FOR METRO POLICE BUT I DON,T HAVE DRIVERS LISENCE, I HAVE LEARNERS ONLY WHAT CAN I DO HELP ME ,HERE IS MY E-MAIL rammutlam.h@gmail.com

Admin,

Check
http://www.drivers.com/topic/158/
on drivign in south Africa

Zamiro,

can an indian driver's license work in s.a

maria,

i am in qld australia my dl expired and i got letter from dept of transport that i have a valid licence i did my written test in qld and now when i want to book my dl driving test they refused to accept that letter and want to make me a learner at 46 please can someone help me.

ekke45@yahoo.c0.uk

kc,

Look this page is just telling us what their law is and how they do it, i dont see why everyone else whats to get the eaisy way out and get there licence in South Africa, just cause its easier, that bull ****, just do it in your own county, as it would probably be better anyways

ines,

I'm french and I don't have a driving license but i'll need it for a 6 month training period. Do you know if i can obtain one (by a legal way) quickly in johburg?

ifay@hotmail.fr

john,

expat looking to buy SA licence in joburg.
asap
edmundblackadderxx@hotmail.com

Rahul,

Hi can i obtain driving licence in south africa? I dont have any driving licence and want to get driving class also if required. If yes what will be the total charges.

Alex,

I need to have my driving licence as soon as possible. I'm currently in Johannesburg. I'd like to buy it or to pay to have a date soon.

Please contact me on alexandre.zindy@missioneco.org

Sampu,

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I can buy a legit drivers license in SA? I live in Joburg but can travel to other provinces, really desperate.

Barry Johnson,

Any one know where I can download the k53 learners answers?

Karen,

Im going to do my licence tomorrow. it will be my third time. i have been driving without a licence for two years and it has been difficult to learn the k53 way again after that time..... I am confidant that i can drive.... i just hope that nerves and pressure of the actual test dont get the better of me and make me make a stupid mistake........ wish me goodluck..... i am so desperate to pass so i can finally buy a car on my own name.....

Deo,

I have my learners, and need my drivers. Please let me know how to go about doing so. If someone could assist me in obtaining my license. deo.rashika@gmail.com

mohamed,

I WANT TO BUY MY LICENSE,I LIVE IN DURBAN, PLEASE ADVISE ME ON HOW I CAN GO ABOUT IT, MY MAIL ADDRESS IS mohamednaeem08@yahoo.com. PLEASE HELP!

HUSSAN,

ANYBODY NEED A GENUINE DRIVING LICENCE? PLZ CONTACT ME ON hussain2983@hotmail.co.uk

MANDY,

HI I'M DESPERATE TO OBTAIN A SOUTH AFRICAN D/L AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR MY PARTNER WHO IS NOW LIVING WITH ME IN AUSTRALIA WILLING TO PAY GOOD MONEY no scammers please PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP URGENT .......PLEASE E-MAIL ME bbmac1968@hotmail.com

soas,

i looikng to exchange a nigerian DL for a genuine SA license in my name, any takers? im ready to pay reasonably in british pounds

soas,

audefend-spam@yahoo.co.uk

tash,

Hi. Im looking to buy a valid drivers license in cape town. Please help! I'm so fed up. I really dont have the energy to go though everything again. email me on help_tash@yahoo.com

douglasz,

i see all this comment people are givin and i fill sorry for my self 'cause im 30year old and i dont know how to drive.most special im foreigner and when i try to apply they always ask u for a green ID and i have that big permit (assylum) and they dont like it.
WHEN am i going to learn? in 50year old. please help,help help.....i dont wana learn when im going to be barred.
i want some advise. doudoubesala@yahoo.es

me,

do you really have to be 17 to go for your learners? or can you be 16??? this is for south africa right??

Melissa,

Hey

Is there any posablity you can get me an appointment? I have been trying for a yoear now and I just can't get an appointment. My learners is expiring the 12th of May 2009. I am desperate. Please help!!!!! Thank you. Email address is melissaptrck@gmail.com

J,

South African and EU Licence available (UK).

Email for further info, not timewasters please.

jim_patel@hotmail.com

ROXY,

Driving school on Sunday morning..
Can a somebody help me with driving lessons on a Sunday morning in the Montana Park area? I just need to "patch up" on my parralel parking.
I have to do my Drivers Test - PLEASE help! Please post your info on this blog I'll contact you.tx

Tulips,

I seriously seriously need to get my Drivers' License ASAP - the frustration in calling the Gauteng "GPG" like 5 times everyday is NO joke. No wonder people resort to alternative ways.. Can anybody help - I'm in the Pretoria North area. PLEASE respond - would like to have more "info"..

Reza,

Hi there... Its 2009 and still no improvement. The backlog is even longer now approximately 7 - 9 months wait for learners exam... and approxiamtely 6 -8 monthsd wait for drivers exam... that is a year and a half.

rying to do something is like swatting wind... NO EFFECT.

alec,

What planet is the guy who wote this article from. Planet make believe or let me shove #$@##* in your ear. The only fans of the learners and drivers k53 system in this country are the criminals and corrupt officials who sell the fake ones. The whole system is a rat ship attracting the disesase of corruption in this coutry and the rubbish like this article only encourages them. What are you people on the take as well with the ANC.
WRIGHT THE DAMN TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jody,

FYI: The whole system has been updated since 2008. It was completely overhauled in 2008 its so high tech now and corruption free its all computerised even when you are in the car being tested its all video camera'd

Its a system called NATIS.....totally space aged and i love it cos no idiot behind a desk is trying to get palmed

Purby,

Hey everyone
Im looking to get a driver license in Pietermaritzburg area or anywhere in Kwa Zulu Natal? Any ideas? And Daryl yes i think it is nescesary to get a code 8 before a code 10.
geopur@gmail.com
Thanks

DARYL,

IS IT NESCESARY TO GET A NORMAL CAR LICENSE FIRST OR CAN YOU GO STRAIGHT TO TRUCK LICENSE? SOUTH AFRICA RELATED

Pat,

Looking to get a drivers license in Cape Town. Can anyone help?

patricktags@hotmail.com

Willing to pay

Janine,

I am a driving instructor for the last 23 years and I can tell you that it is not always the system that is wrong. The people who make the effort to prepare themselves for the test by taking enough driving lessons pass the test the first time. Some people book themselves for a drivers test and then they had never driven a car or truck. These people cannot pass a test by taking only 5 or 10 lessons. Brain dead people also take long to learn. Young people who can concentrate learn much quicker and they pass very easy. Today we had a grade 12 boy who passed his license with only a 5 point penalty in the yard test and 35 point penalty on the road test, and I can assure you that there were no bribes involved. Go to a driving school and do the license the legal way.

JC LINDE,

blackjack, please send me the details to buy a license, I am in Bahrain and mine was stolen 5 years ago, I am still waiting. If you can organize, make your price, I will send you my ID COPY.
My e-mail: jclinde7@gmail.com
+97336180815

dboy,

South Africa licence available.

designerboy@hotmail.co.uk

Lenyesa,

Hi.At the top of this article there is a guy by the name of Bob.Bob could you please e-mail me your numbers.My e-mail is: papatom@webmail.co.za.
Your respond will be highly appreciated and rewarded.

ghetto gal,

This whole "you have failed,book another date" story is pure discrimination and nonsense. Black officers fail black young drivers because you didnt pay bribe like others.White officers fail you cos they are so impatient with having to sit with a darkie for that long.One white officer failed me within 8 minutes and wrote on the report , "she's too slow" might you,i was still in the yard and about to finish the last parking and i wud be done in half the 20 min set for yard test. And as if dat wasnt enough, he goes on saying, anyway, IF you passed, whose car were you going to drive? Now questions like, Whos ur father? where is he working, whos ur mother? blah blah??? i was so furious i had to puke after he left. The only thing i regret is , why didnt i puke on his face. yakk!!! i am now willing to drive illigally for the rest of my life or until someone wise change the stinky system and fire all this greedy unproffessional officers.

ghetto girl,

Peter , up there , i need you to give me the contacts of the officer who gave u a legal drivers licence, i have failed so many times , i lost the count. sometimes i wish hellish licences were legally sold. i cant stand this bull**** officers,who are arrogant and corrupt liars.

Capetonian,

Well, I know a few people who passed their first time, but are outweighed by the number of people I know who had to keep going back.

I had a torn ligament in my ankle when I did my drivers, and being afraid of not getting another appointment in time, I went and did it with an automatic.

Now, an automatic has no clutch, just a footrest to the left. Yet I had marks deducted for keeping my foot on the clutch and not changing gear.

These people are supposed to be Traffic Officers, yet they don't even understand the difference between an Auto or Manual. She even asked me if I was doing my license with an Automatic or Manual, to which I replied "Automatic".

Things like this just annoy me. It's fine if a person makes a mistake. Atleast try and educate the testers (And before I get flamed, I do understand that not all Traffic Officers are like this, and that some of them are very professional and understanding).

Smith,

Hi,

Can anyone tell me where i can buy a South Africa motobike licence from??

ssmith.smith15@gmail.com

corby,

hey bp, there's no such place. you have to be resident in a country to get a license there.

Admin,

Kevin, try our section on driving in South Africa
http://www.drivers.com/topic/158/

bp,

Is there any country where I can get a drivers license without having to first go to that country? That is, that I can get a license by mail or by an agent in that country?

wannadriveplse,

anyone know the situation at mitchells plein testing station in cape town? are they open on a saturday? and how or where can i get a date before may?? preferably at gallows hill.. but at this point I dont care.. thanks.

kevin from Réunion,

I have a French driving licence. What is the procedure of having it transformed into a South African DL?
I know that it costs about R750 to get a SA driving licence transformed into a French DL - can anyone tell me how it works the other way round?
Thanks in advance for your help.

RAUL LEBROCK,

Just cut throgh all the red tape and check out http://www.lostids.com If you lost your dl they will replace it without any hassle.

Nico,

where can i bay a drivers license in cape town am willing to pay R3000. for it

nicov@arora.co.za

Larry,

One thing i can say is that the traffic dept in south africa is really ****. man i tell u no one knows what dey doin. i feel like goin overseas to get an international licence and then drive in sa. It sounds crazy but it is easier than getting through those ppl that work in sa traffic dept!! Very frustrated!!

DK,

Easy one Rogier, get a license before you go!

If you read the above you will see how hard it is to get a license in South Africa. You can, of course, try to get an illegal one, but suppose you become involved in a crash (or even something worse) while in south Africa, how will the police treat a false identity. Think about that. Your career could go down the drain. You might wind up in jail. Is it worth it.

Measure that against the cost of getting a license legally in the Netherlands.

Rogier,

Hi, I'm a medical student from the Netherlands and going to cape town for research. There's one problem, I dont have my drivers license yet. I've been searching on the internet about obtaining one, but it looks very difficult! Could you give me some tips? and what are the overall costs? thanks!

yusuf,

hi,i am living in Turkey and i have a drivg licence which contains english explanations with photo. I will be in south africa for nearly 5 months with a touristic visa.
Could you please tell me if i can use my licence in South Africa or should i pay for IDP in Turkey?

Steve,

Fake DL are dangerous. if you get caught by the metro or any other police authority, you shall get **** really bad. i mean why get a fake licence anyways. If you get caught with a fake licence, its much worse than driving without a licence. unless you are underage and want to get into clubs or something.

kevin,

hi ppl.can you please help.were can i buy a fake drivers license?i will pay cash or just buy the license the leagal way but i got no time for test.please contact me if you know any 1
kaveerreddy@gmail.com

jane fare,

i agree with you Suzi- I gave ny driving school almost R8000 for my license.Afterwards they told me that the call centre had no bookings. I then decided to contacted the call centre and i was placed on a waiting list.Within 3 weeks i got a call back with a test date at Benoni test station.My driving school lied to be just to get my money.They really got me frustrated with the system by not telling me the truth.On the day of my test they were no where to be found they had vanished.I had to hire car from another driving school.OOPS !! i failed my test but no stress i will try again and see what happens next time!!!!!!!!

suzi,

My view is that corruption starts with an individiuall not wanting to follow the rules.We all have to understand that the demand for drivers license has dramatically increased.For some people they really do not need their drivers license- you find that almost 80% of people whom obtain their drivers license do not really drive , they have packed away their licenses.Anyway that is not an issue.
The real corruption starts with the driving school instructors-they want to absorb as much money from your pocket as possible.In most cases they claim to have inside contacts but when you really ask them for furher info you will find that it is smoke screen.These driving schools need to be put on a stand and they need to take accountability for draining our pockets.One driving school instructor told me that i needed to pay him R2500 in order for me to pass the tets. I refused to pay that money and i went ahead with my tests - he told me i stood no chance of passing my test if i did not give him the money.To my supprise i passed my test and the examiner did not ask me for a cent.In esence he wanted to pocket the money for himself and latter claim that he had given the money to the examiner.

Driving schools need to be exposed!!!

tando,

paul your a idiot.shut your mouth

Juan,

I do get where you guys are coming from with the whole, government departments taking forever to help people it took me forever to get my learners, they are there just to sponge off of us...just like the f n food prices in SA.

Juan,

I went to uitenhage to book my license and it took me 2 hours max and everything was sorted :)...

Alwyn,

Wandi, I agree on the just buy a fake license department, though I think most people will do it as they absolutely have no regard for any roadsigns or laws anyway.

Btw. There is no solution, you cannot bypass it and you cannot change it. If you could Africa would have been a 2nd Europe by now.

We're on the road to nowhere...

WENDY,

I TRIED SO MANY TIMES TO GET THE LICENCE BUT MY 4th TIME I PASSED IT.DO NOT GIVE UP KEEP TRYING AND PLEASE DONT LOOSE YOUR INTERGRITY IN THE PROCESS JUST KEEP TRYING THE LEGAL WAY.

Taz,

Wandi... thank u for putting it in words.. I agree with u 100% At least one person in this country gets it. thanks again.

Wandi,

I disagree with Nick. Yes, South Africa is corrupt. And I spent 5 hours at licencing department an hour and a half from my hoouse tryning to get a licence date. But when you as an individual breach the ethics yourself and say you will buy a fake licence. And also humiliate our system on a webpage that is being viewed by the whole world, and offer no probable solutions, you my friend are not a patriot of this land. You need to offer a solution, or be different to the way things are done. Otherwise we are going nowhere as a nation.

you hav single handadly decreased tourismn, and our international relations are poor because of you. Quick fact, 50% of Americans fail their drivers 1st time. And thats a developed country with no recent history of racial segregation and a struggle for political and economical emancipation.

Thank you.

I love South Africa

ron,

spook, it might be easier to get a license in the UK and then exchange it for an SA license when you get there

spook,

I am living in the UK, my south african d/l expired in may 2005. I am returning to SA in December. I wrote to the department of transport about my problem and ask to assist me to obtain a renewal of my lisense. NO RESPOND. Now my problem and question is.... Can I just go and renew my lisense or what... Please some advise needed here. My e-mail adress; spook.spook.ie@hotmail.com

Ben,

I would like to buy a SA driving license. Please respond to my e-mail: jamesben82@yahoo.co.uk

need,

I am writing about my sister that she has cancer and it is her wish and have a license, it is possible to buy DL in South Africa.

Do you know of where I can buy licenses It will be a big help for me.


Thank you for your help

plz e mail me: khumi07@hotmail.com

Admin,

Check out our section on DRIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA
http://drivers.com/topic/158/

Traveller1,

Heylady, I think your SA license will be good for a few months. If you are staying longer get an international license. that should be good for 1 yr

heyLady,

Is an Aussie drivers licence valid in SA? Just want to find out as will be visiting family next year. Surely won't need SA licence(still do have my old id book though).

maurinho,

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Eve,

thanks DK,i will check it out,i will like to buy one if possible

DK,

Eve, Try our section n Driving in South Africa
http://www.drivers.com/topic/158/
You may find some good links to follow up.

Eve,

I hold a Nigeria drivering licence and i live in spain,i want to exchange my Nigeria drivers licence to south african driving licence to enable me re-exchange it to European licence later,does anyone know any drivering school or person in SA that can help me with this?

Ikageng,

Well guys, I'll be going soon for a drivers test, the 3rd time hey. I hope I pass this time. But the trick is you get a driver instructor who knows the testing officers. They can arrange that some stupid things like moving your head around in the car be ignored or a car rolling for a centimetre on the steep. You only have to do the normal driving and obtain your license. It costs about R3000.00 just for that though. How do you like it?

Chantal,

Please tell me where to buy one, because I am willing to buy it, really. The legal way is cheesing me off.

Theo,

I must agree that the license system here is really annoying.
I have failed my drivers test not once but twice, due to the simple fact that i chose to do everything legally without bribing.if there is a way to bring this appauling behaviour please assist in the matter.

shashi,

well im tired of the system its messed up. i went for my drivers after 6 mnths of trien to book wen i finally get there some woman who was a tester failed me for no reason cos she was in a bad mood. great now the driving school says that i should have paid her and R5000 was tha amount how generous do they think i am. guesss to get your license youv got to pay i just wnted it the clean way

Blackjack21,

Going to buy my licence tomorrow! Had enough of the system.

dave,

I'm a South African who has worked in Saudi Arabia for the past 6 years and now that I'm back in South Africa, I want to exchange my licence for a South African one, Can anybody help?
daveinmideast@hotmail.com

damn,

where can I buy amy drivers license in cape town??

plese mail me to k3vin-tenac@hotmail.com
thanx

Saint,

Hello.i am a foreigner using asylum& i want to go and sit for leaners how do i go about it.....Pliz help i am currently in Pretoria

Siza,

My test is on the 17 Oct and im doing code10 in Durban. Is it true that there is a new rule coming that says anyone with a code 10 can't drive a small car?

Any tips guys on the things to do and not to do bcoz Im not going to bribe these people... They should be satisfied with their salaries.

Nicki,

www.enatis.com has some good information regarding driver's licenses.

Unfortunately as many people have said the process can take a while (if doing it the legal way!) Service delivery is not in the vocabulary it seems. I say open up privately owned learners testing centers using computer generated questionaires, and let the people get their learners. No need to stand in queues for hours just to make a booking, let alone wait months for you date to write.

Dezzy,

Hi,

Can someone tell me where to buy a valid drivers license? With the amount of corruption that is taking place, i wouldn't want to waste my valuable time standing in any more lines.

Mana,

Hi Holger
Thanks for the information.I really appriciate your help.I will try and get the Traffic Reg # and see how it goes.Good luck on your endeavours.

Holger,

Hi mana,
we are in the same position having no SA ID book, but passports and valid visas for the lat 8 years up to 2012. However you need a Traffic Registration No. and some of the Provinces (MP) refusing to issue those anymore. GP suppose to be still fine. Just don't tell them you want to apply with this No for a drivers license. Just tell them you want to Reg. a car under your name. There is no law that you as foreigner can't own property (house or car) in SA. So they have to issue a No. later with this Traffic Reg. # you might find a office where you are able to get a driver license test booking.
If it's working - I'm not quite sue yet, because we are trying it out as I'm writing. Hope that is helping a bit.

mana,

I am married to a SA citizen for 6 years.We have been living in Australia for the past 6 years and we moved back to SA in 2007.Since then i have been refused a learners licence booking because i do not have a SA ID#.I need advice from someone who was in my position.I am desperate

meg911,

i found 1 dept that actually helps people and r friendly they are the staff at durbanville traffic. i stay in noordhoek and i went all the way because my friends couldnt stop speaking bout the service...thanks staff u deserve an award 4 best dept in s.a.

W.T.F,

Gordon’s bay driver's or learner's license department South Africa is the worst most unorganised place ever for some one like me that came there for the first time there is absolute chaos I saw 1 guy when I just came in that threw a huge fit screaming and after a hell of a long wait 2half hours 3 other people that just one after the other just decided to walk away somebody should report this ultra bad service to their department head and fire the lot!!!! Waiting for hours for something that should take a few seconds is really frustrating!!! wake up you losers are wasting peoples time and money!!!

mpya,

i would like to have questions and answers for a learners licence pls.

i keep failing the rules please help me especially regarding the rules the questions are usually very tricky

Govinda,

I am interested to have a south african driving license. If anyone can help please email me @
govindarajen@yahoo.co.uk

wayne,

Hello, i want to know where can i download the actual learner license test for 2008 in gauteng area,
thanx
wayne

Craig,

Perhaps you should inquire with some of the ANC MP's on where to buy licences. If I recall correctly, one was recently caught driving on a false licence. Having gone through the licencing process in South Africa, the system is corrupt and you will fail more than once. It is easier and cheaper to buy one. This also applies to any moving violation fines. Anybody who is under the illusion that the whole system is not corrupt is not living in a state of reality in the current South Africa!!

Taz,

boo-hoo the only idiot is the person who claimed the people at d.dept r **** and yet went back to make another app. come on KAT if the officer was rude and the staff so ignorant whyd u go back? to bribe them or to admit u were wrong? whos the idiot now?

Sherrie,

My husband is looking to do his code 14 licence. We live in Johannesburg, Can anyone please recommend a driving school and a good one your response will be greatly appreciated
sherrie.orlando@yahoo.com

Nicolus,

i want to find out if you do hire drivers? i have a code 10 driving licence with pdp and i am currently looking for a job. my email address is viniedavincy@webmail.co.za. your responce will be highly appreciated

Debbie,

my husband has south african and texan truck licences and has been driving trucks for 20 years. Have been told he can swop it for a an english car licence only (money making scam!) but can swop it it Ireland for a full truck licence. we currently live in england so need an irish address. can anyone help?

Pepsi,

Can anybody please let me know how I can verify a licence? (if its legit)I was hoping the department has a website like home affairs do where one can check their ID

Gus,

I went for my SA drivers licence back n 1985. I called the licencing department and booked my licence for the 11th March 1985 my 18th birthday was on the Sunday and the 11th the monday so I did it then. I passed first time and we where then tested by the traffic police. The guy before me was black, he also passed first time. It is strange but back then the system worked, what happened?

Kelz,

Taz ou are an F n IDIOT.. I can drive VERY well and even my drivinh instructor does not know how i have failed 5 Times YES 5 times.. so you should SHUT UP before you put as all down OK

Martiens,

Things is falling apart in SA! I needed to renew my drivers before I left for the UK. Now I'm staying until the 4th of September 08 and my license expires on the 19th of June. How can I get it renewed or at least just get an extention untill I'm back in Cape Town?

Martiens,

I had to leave for the Uk while chaos ruled in our licensing department. I wanted to renew my drivers license, but could not do so. My license expires on the 19th of June. How can I go about renewing it or get an extention until I return in September.Been writing to different government sites without reply! Please just answer or mail me at artrikascrapart@googlemail.com

niki,

email me fi you know how and were i can buy s.a license i am foriner. in johannesburg i am european.

Sufficiently Fed Up,

Wel on the 25th of June I will be doing my driver's license for the 7th time. I have been failed because a taxi pushed ME off the road, My car mysteriously rolled backwards while in first gear and driving out of the parallel parking, I have hit an imaginary barrier while driving on the road, again my car mysteriously rolled backwards while the handbrake was up and another time I failed because the Handbrake didn't make the "correct" sound when I pulled it up. I'm fed up, if they fail me again because of some lame ass excuse I'm going to buy it. R2500 for a driver's license bought against R4000 spent in obtaining learners, and driving lessons just to fail it over and over again. Oh and BTW, if they don't like the way you look you can forget about passiing it until you "donate" some money to their cause...

Chris,

Wow! So much said in 2 years and the SA drining licence system is still flawed! Well i have this Zim licence which lasts forever but if it is stolen it sounds like i am royally Screwed!!!! Well unless i find out how to buy my licence!! Oh and i agree, TAZ you are useless.

anand,

can i drive in southafrica using my indian driving licence

jacob mbeki,

hey people can u tell me what site i can download learners papers from

Thomas,

Hi, I'm a person who needs to have a driver's licence by the end of this month.I can pay up to R2500.Please help me.My e-mail is: papatom@webmail.co.za and my cell number:0768806244.I live in Mafikeng and I can come to places like Gauteng and Limpopo to make a deal.This is urgent.I WANT TO BUY IT.I WILL PAY CASH.Contact:papatom@webmail.co.za or on cell:0768806244.

Thomas,

Hi, I'm a person who needs to have a driver's licence by the end of this month.I can pay up to R2500.Please help me.My e-mail is: papatom@webmail.co.za.I live in Mafikeng and I can come to places like Gauteng and Limpopo to make a deal.This is urgent.I WANT TO BUY IT.I WILL PAY CASH.Contact:papatom@webmail.co.za.

DK,

Why not just take the UK test and get a UK license?

Sbusiso,

I am South african who has been in the UK for 3 months, I,ve just noticed that I've just lost my South African licence card I've had for 3 years, but I wish buy a car here in England and I don't know how obtain it again since I won't be in SA for a while, Please help!

Bennie,

Taz needs to see a psychologist.

Taz,

Why dont u people stop complaining and go to a f n driving school if u failed u failed cant blame the officers for ur stupidity. Why dont u guys run to ur moms like u used to do f n idiots

sare,

I was born in South Africa but now live in Sydney, Australia. I am coming back to South Africa at the end of this year and was wondering if anyone knew if I could apply for a South African drivers licence because I am so confused as to who can and cannot etc. The driving system is different here where you can get ur learners at 16 and then your red p's (provisional driver) at 17 and then green p's at 18 and then u can get ur full license after 24 months of driving with ur green p's. Argh its so confusing but i was just wondering if anyone knew.
thanks

Temi,

Oh really? So all is ensure I have both the driving permit and my local drivers license and I'm cool?

Phew! What a relief!

Thx a billion DK!

DK,

Temi,
Here's a list of all the countries that accept the International Driving Permit
http://www.drivers.com/article/937/
South Africa is on the list, so you should be OK. However, you still need to present your regular license from whichever country you reside

Temi,

Hi,

I have an international driver's license that's valid in all other countries but the country of issue.

Can anyone advise on if it is valid in South Africa? And where can I get official confirmation of this?

Ger,

Anyone know if I can change my Irish drivers license to a south afican one on a temporary resident permit? I am married to a South Africa, I have Temporary residence but I work in the Middle East. My main problem is that my Irish one is out of date and for me to renew it I have to go back to Ireland. Add up the costs and its huge. Anyone have any solution? Thanks. Email is gogorman2001@yahoo.co.uk

Emmanuel Mahlangu,

Anyone who needs an SA driver`s or learners licence or to convert any licence to SA`S can contact me at emmanuelmahlangu@yahoo.co.uk[PFROFESSIONAL P DRIVING SCHOOL]. I have staff that sits on the phone the whole day making bookings with the call centre.[send us your details and we will take care of the rest]

DK,

Your Australian license in is English so there should be no problem. However, an international permit is so easy to get that why not do it.

Anita Klopper,

Hi

I want to know, I have a Victorian state. Australia driving lisence, do I need an Internasional Driving Permit to rent an AVIS car in South Africa?

Mchipzin,

The South african trafic department is a disaster,Poeple buy drivers licences no wonder we always have accidents on our roads, I have booked for the drivers test date since november last year until now I have not heard a word from them, something must be done in that dept.seriously.We cant just exceptthat the deptment is bad someone must be in the position to do something about this.

Brandon,

I married an American who now lives with me in Joburg. Because she doesn't have an SA ID#, she applied for the National Road Traffic Act certificate at Langlaagte Station on Gold Reef Road which gave her an offfical page to use to book her leaners. This took 1 hour.

She booked her learners by calling the call center a a month later she wrote it in senderwood. Everyone was professional and she passed first time. I was there with her - only 1 person failed and a full sitting of 30 people wrote at 8:30am sharp. Now she's learning to drive...

I don't deny the system is shocking and all your experienced must be true, so I only hope the process of getting the actual test and license isn't as bad as the wealth of reports above :)

The caveat is that it took ages to get her official residency in SA - but now that's another story for a different forum - If you think the Traffic Dep is bad - wait (all you internationals) until you deal with Home affairs :(

candice,

I have been driving without a licence for 3 years due to this messed up system, Im looking to buy a valid licence anyone that can help pls email me silverbroomstick@gmail.com

WENDY,

HEY ROY U MEAN ROSSBURGH OR QUEENBURGH IN DURBAN.PLS IM DESPARATE

WENDY,

WHY WHEN WE ARE DOING YARD TEST FOR CODE 2 THEY GIVING US ONLY 20 MINUTE BUT FOR CODE 10 SAME 20 MINUTE AND THEY ARE NOT DOING PARALLEL PARKING,3POINT TURN.THEY SUPPOSE TO GIVE US 30 MINUTE.IS NOT FAIR AT ALL SOMETHING NEED TO BE DONE.

hussain,

hi there i need a SA driving licence, im in the uk, i wont be able to come and do the test. you should have good links with the people who give licences. im willing to give £250 per original licence you get me. i have soo many customers here who are willing to pay more.my SA friend will come and give your money you will give the licence he will also contact the department and see if they hav the licence on system. so .NO SCAMS OR FRAUDS. my email add is akz86@hotmail.com
plz contact me

abdi,

i want to exchange malawi license.to sout africa is possible?please let me know.if so i life in the uk do i have to cam to sout africa or i can do it from here?

thanks
abdi
00447940391950
babyboy395@hotmail.com

mike r a,

i have read comments on this site in horror. my company from UK is relocating me to SA shortly and am told i need to obtain a SA driving licence-well reading the above looks like it will never happen. do there exost professional firms who can manage a swap of UK licence to SA licence for us?
thanks
mike.arkell@diak.com

Kat,

Okay... So enough with the waiting already... Who knows where to buy a licence and how much??!!

Frank,

Interesting - Never knew this site was here. I have spent WAY too much money making bookings, being failed (no explanation) and then told I was late for another test when I was there exactly 5 mins before the test started!!! DAMNIT!!!! Where can I buy a license? Not to mention the Port Shepstone Departments very rude and obnoxious guy whos handles and marks the test - what a *** idiot.

mickey,

the driving facillities in south africa sucks big time.having to wait for an entirely 3hrs only to be told that we are fully booked come back after 2 months.why dont they tell before queing up for an appointment,or put up a notice board to inform people bout bookings.south african driving department fasilitation sucks.

Kat,

Hi guys.
I've spent an interesting last hour reading through all the comments on this page and although I've not come across bribery and false licencing, I agree that the testing officers have a serious attitude problem.

Im from Cape Town, Northern suburbs.
I booked my learners in april 2006. I wrote 5 months later and passed first time. Attempting to pass my drivers hasn't been as easy.

I booked my drivers in october 2007. I got an appointment for Feb 7 2008. I reckon the waiting period between booking and testing is unaccebtable.

Thanks to luck and desperation i got a booking at Durbanville Traffic Dept. for Jan 11. I was failed after 4 min and 23 sec for "rolling" while alley docking up a slope. The testing officer, was extremely blunt to the point of rudeness.

I still maintain that I was failed for an invalid reason. Firstly I didn't roll. Secondly, it was 2pm on a friday afternoon, not the ideal time to impress a traffic officer determined to leave the station early.
How does this work???
It takes months to get a booking, then some impatient woman having a bad day on the job fails you for no reason and reduces your self esteem to dirt level?

Im not in denial. If I had rolled I would of raised my hands and accepted defeat. I was told to remove my car from the yard and I admit i was near hysterical. A clipboard and a form were shoved through my window and I signed without a peep.

But hows this...
Durbanville T.Dept was empty. Totally completely empty.
I went over to the bookings desk and asked the woman there if they had any available cancellations. She said no. Then I asked her to check Feb 7th and she argued that there were no cancellations on that day. I then explained that I had a booking and wanted to confirm it. She asked if I'd failed my test now, and told me I have no right to a second booking, because they're not allowed. IS THIS TRUE??? Nowhere have I seen a law stating that multiple bookings can't be made.
I argued back, defending my pocket and the R120 Id forked out for the second booking and she slammed the appointment book shut and hurled in under a desk. Literally!

Also, a friend of mine had two bookings. She passed the first one and decided to give her second booking to another friend. When they got to Durbanville T.Dept her second booking had been given away. An officer present was extremely rude to her shouting something about how friends cant be trusted and caused a huge scene. It took two weeks to get her R120 back from the Dept.

I have some questions If anybody would like to help me on this...

Is it all just a money-making racket?
IS it illegal to make multiple bookings?
Is it legal to have a yard on a slope?
Does anybody know anything about Durbanville traffic Dept failing all first time applicants?
and why are testing officers and T.Dept personnell such ****?

prince,

hai there any one ter to let me know the process for acquiring licence or any ways.mail to me ssdop@hotmail.com

WENDY,

I went for my test last year and i failed it.If you see how rude this people there to us.And i failed because i refuse to pay the bribe.I swear they will never get my money. So on the 19 of Feb im going for my second time and i will come back with my licence.

gwood,

I'm a pilot from California and on a trip I lost my drivers license. The FAA requires that I carry a picture ID with me when I fly so I had to get a new drivers license while I was in Georgia. I walked in and spend about 1.5 hours then walked out with a Fresh Georgia License...my point?

If you don't like it in your country, move to mine! :)

Ricardo,

so gauteng thinks they smart with their little "gauteng call centre" for bookings! i have my learners and i've been waiting for 4 months for a booking. i've missed a couple of job opportunities because i don't have a license. how is this "call centre" suppose to help the public.

this is really frustrating! tempting to know there is someone willing to give you a license for a small bribe.

what is a desperate man to do?!

Sam,

I desperately need a fake drivers license but one that scans. I bought one in nyc for $120 but it got taken away because the club was scanning ids. Soooo I'm out $120 and can't get into places anymore )-: How legit and scannable are these ids n which is best?

viv,

what are the penalties for expired drivers licences?

emma,

hi guys

if anyone knows where to obtain a drivers license from instead of having to line up in queues and having to face the hassles associated with it would be great. pls feel free to contact me on chillax959@yahoo.com

ca,

sorry forgot to put email address ceciliaa@iafrica.com where can I buy a lisence have learners but am desarate
PLS prepared to pay R2500

ca,

need to buy a drivers lisence , any contacts in South Africa , am desparate

Amol,

Hi,
The south African license system is the worst I have ever seen. I came here in SA 2 months ago somehow I was able to get learners license. But after calling 100 times to call center I got the booking for the drivers test. I paid the fees after spending 5 hours in a queue and went there on time for the test but they told me that the date is fully booked and it is call centers mistake that they have given u the date.
Now testing people and call center people were blaming each other for the mistake. They told me there is no other way than to book another date and the fees receipt which I paid is valid. But again I went calling on call center and after 40 attempts they told me that as u have alrady paid the fees we can not book another date for u.
What a bull****! Do they want to steal my money ? Do I have to pay again !
Folks I want to make the police complaint about this. please suggest me is this possible ?
They have wasted my time, money and gave me lots of frustration

Gus,

Lads, I'm living in Ireland now.
Exchanged my SA licence for an Irish one - arrived in the post the next day.

Did my motorbike licence here, took 3 months to get a Learners test and another 4 months to get the full test.
The difference is I wasn't ripped off and these waiting periods are standard.

Great country, miss SA - but not it's crap, inturn I have to put up with 220 days rain a year!

Hope SA sorts itself out, there would be so many more tourists there for it.

...And I always support the bokke

roy,

hi there,

if you want a drivers lisence go to the testing station in queensburgh, just outside durban. i paid a R400 "gratuity" got my fully legal lisence without doing the test..

just go chat to the driving schools accross the road, they will sort u out.

Jackie,

I need help...I'm currently working in the UAE and have to renew my South African drivers licence from here in order to get my UAE drivers licence. Does anybody have any idea how I can do this?
Trust me...if you think the RSA licence department is &*% then you surely haven't seen the UAE one.

Bekumzi,

Hey Guys, I'm going for my test next week. It's my first proper test coz last time they failed my car, the car's speedo apparently wasn't working properly. Didn't even get to drive. Had to make another booking. 4 months later here we are... Any advice for the road test. Apart from rolling, blindspots, crossing solid lines and speed limits is there any advice for me to pass first time ?

Bruce lee,

hi der went 4 my drivers 2 day and failed for the second time now.When i was finshed with the yard test the guy told me that i had failed he said that i had not cheaked my blind spots porperly or some kak like that and the i used counter steering that had lost me my marks this made me freaking angry as i was sure that i had cheaked my blind spots and wat the hel is counter steering? im feeling so pissed off now. now i knw why people turn to buying fake licenses.my learners is about to expire now so can any one pleaze help me abtain a bought license? i would realy appretiate it.you can contact me at russell@goggaconnect.co.za

Bruce lee,

hi der went 4 my drivers 2 day and failed for the second time now.When i was finshed with the yard test the guy told me that i had failed he said that i had not cheaked my blind spots porperly or some kak like that and the i used counter steering that had lost me my marks this made me freaking angry as i was sure that i had cheaked my blind spots and wat the hel is counter steering? im feeling so pissed off now. now i knw why people turn to buying fake licenses.my learners is about to expire now so can any one pleaze help me abtain a bought license? i would realy appretiate it.you can contact me at russell@goggaconnect.co.za

Kalash,

Is Indian Driving License is valid in South Africa?

gatvol,

ek is opsoek na iemand wat my kan help om 'n kar lisensie te kry voor Desember, die verkeersmense dop jou oor enige rede.Sal tot R2500 betaal.

bruce lee,

helo im goin for my drivers on the 12 of nov this is goin to be the second time now.they make it so freakin hard for u 2 pass and it takes so long 2 get a new booking so if anyone can help me buy a licence plz contact me at russell@goggaconnect.co.za

Lotta,

If I'm in South Americ and my driving permit expire date expire soon. Could I renew that from here or would I have to go back home?

Wane,

Could someone please help me.
Im parsualy disabled in my left hand and I would like to get my drivers license for car or motorbike, Its not a problem for me to drive or ride but Im not sure if they will pass me in the driving test because I wont beable to perform all the test because I dont have 100% use of my hand, Is there a way I could get one?

Thanx so much for you help and God bless.

My email is: barratt.wane@gmail.com

HELP,

hi all. im getting realy desperate as my learners expires in a weeks time. please could anyone tell me where i could buy my licence from or get a quick booking. please help out anyone. laven01@webmail.co.za mail me asap. thanks

Demov,

I am terribly looking 4 the driver license, does anyone know i can get booking as soon as next week? I really need to buy a car beginning of next month. Email me 'demov2006@gmail.com'!!

sam,

hey all. i absolutely love the comments!!!! they sre so funny yet so very true. i am passing out for the second time in december. should i go or just buy a licence any ways? email me samscience@yahoo.com

Jo',

I have recently moved from Zimbabwe to South Africa and would like to know how I go about converting my Zim Drivers Licence to South African, as I would like to purchase a new vehicle and need a south African Drivers licence.

idge85,

wow...just read thru a years worth of comments, scary...
im going for my drivers 4 the second time next week, 1st time i flunked was my fault, hope i dont stuff up again as my learners expires the day after. i have actually found the officials in my (very small) town quite friendly and accomodating but, i fear, not up for bribes.
agreed, K53 is a load of crap, nobody drives like that, its utterly ridiculous!

Lee,

Does anyone know where I can buy a valid SOuth african driver's license?My learners expires in a month.

Please email me blkdancer4u@yahoo.com

Lara,

Hi Fazarally

I also have Mauritian driving licence but live in the uk, have you had an answer to your question yet? Lara

Lee,

Does anyone know where I can buy a valid driver's license?My learners expires in a month.

Please email me blkdancer4u@yahoo.com

Lav,

HI. Can anyone please give me the contact of someone who i can buy my licence from over the counter way. Please guys im desperate and i will pay. I just have had such bad expriences with the Traffic dept..It's not even funny anymore and i have had enough. Preferably somewhere in the eastern cape, but if not then anywhere else is fine.
please email me urgently laven01@webmail.co.za

Kyle,

I am coming back to South africa for an undisclosed amount of time, and want to know if I can drive around on my New Zealand Restricted licence, if anyone knows, please comment back. Thanks

tiger,

i whant to baye my license for 1000

dont fool ur self,

No matter what you say, do or try and accomplish with any South African department you are going to waste your time, money and lose a lot of patience. We must all remember the men and women in these government departments were given their jobs due to affirmative action and not cause they wanted the job. They think that the world owes them big time and that’s why the have no interest or any pride in what they do. Do your self a favor and never put your faith or heart into any government origination because you will just be let down over and over again. What ever you do, do it legally. Don’t give them the satisfaction of taking your money you worked hard for.

gmilf,

getting a drivers in sa is a 2year job.
doing mine 2mrrw morning....
then maybe i can get on with my life

Richard,

Well well and i thought i was the only 1 (not). I have spent the last year trying to get a valid completely legal drivers license. Horrible experience to say the least i might add. I have bribed for appointments but never for the license itself as i cant afford to get a criminal record and lose my spot at university. Needless to say there is almost as i feel now no point in getting an appointment ... i have failed that test a grand total of 7 times. I promise you its not just the fact that i have a complete disregard for traffic rules or cant drive at all. I have driven a total of 30000 km ilegally and i have never endangered any other persons life in doing so, yet still my testers at 5 various testing stations all set out to deceive you into making mistakes during the test or simply invent resons to fail you whenever they feel like it. My most recent test i lost a mere 15 of the marks available when you start the test .... and i was failed for apparently driving into a dangerous situation... because a speeding bmw was driving behind me on a single lane road in the last 500 meters of the test. Now i know your thinking hey you should have complained why are you telling us. The simple fact of the matter is that it does not reach the ears of any person willing to do anything. I dont care about apartheid, corruption, weaknesses in the system anymore as i have had quite my fill of those things. I JUST WANT MY LEGAL LICENSE. I love my country but i get sick to my gut whenever i hear the curse "good luck with your drivers test" being spoken to any poor soul.

jishi,

hi there,

i have a driving license from india, i am currently live in uk. i am planning to obtain a southafrical driving license.. can you help..i would like to know how much it will cost me( i dont mind bribing )and how long it will take to get a license from south africa...

please help.. my email address is: jishisaidu@yahoo.co.uk

Dozza,

i was in the waiting list 4 a period of a month. i receive an SMS to confirm my date . but when i go to WATTLOO i was told that sys of SMS is not working anymore. u can only make a booking through a mail.in that website i only get USA Infor. Traffic department why r u playing hide & seek with us? can u pls come straight & tell us the right & easy way of get our drivers.

chanan,

this country is a joke. how the hell is 1 supposed to get a drivers licence in this pothetic country when the licencing dept do,esnt even answer their phones for a booking?!!!!!!!!! this country and the way it is run is a joke! it pisses me off!!!ive been informed that i was on a 3 month waiting list and that my learners boocking was being attended to. 4 months later and i am still waiting!!!!!!!!!! what do i do?!!!!!!!!

BRANDON,

I WENT FOR MY DRIVERS LICENSE TEST IN 15/10/2005 AND WAS TOLD THAT I HAD PASSED, I WAS ISSUED WITH MY LICENSE AND THEN WEEK LATER I GET A CALL FROM THE RTI THAT MY EXAMINER HAD MADE A MISTAKE WITH MY MARKS THEREFORE MY LICENSE WAS INVALID,I COULD'NT GET A BOOKING FOR A RE TEST OR ANYTHING, AND NOW HAVE TO GO BACK FOR MY LEARNERS AND START THE WHOLE PROCESS AGAIN - IM EXTREMELY PISSED OFF!!!!!

charmaine,

guys i just need to tell you this are was amazed to see other guys having their license by just buying it. But us we struggle to get the right contacted and service please help if you know what i can do or who to contact charmaine

Megs,

I went for my drivers licence about 3 days ago and the lady who tested me was so rude and nasty that she made me cry before she even failed me! I know i can drive and did nothing wrong, but you can't argue with them!! I failed for not doing my "5 point" checks. I made sure i looked like a total dork doing those checks, but like i said, you can't argue with them. The system is so messed up that i wasn't able to get a booking since January, so eventually just to get a booking i had to pay R400 because i am desperate for my licence. Now i have to wait another 6 months before i can get another booking. It's really terrible, i actually wouldn't mind buying my licence, because i don't want to have to go though so my junk all over again then fail because the testers are having bad days and want me to come back again so they can make more money out of me. Im so so angry!!!!

Brian,

Well what allot to say about our lovely systems South Africa have. I obtained my drivers license 1992. Then government had a brilliant idea to make money for there future increases and said we must apply for our card license. well that was no problem till I landed up in hospital from a bike accident (3 months) came out and was told the dead line was over and it was my fault cause I had more than enough time to get this done. Now they tell me I must re-do my drivers. What **** is that, if I have past my drivers why f#ck must I do it again? This is the biggest money making scheme government has ever come up with. I have done nothing wrong to have my license taken away from me. I don’t drink and drive, I don’t rape, murder or steal. I am a law abiding south African who went and got his license legally and has had it taken away due to circumstances out of my control. Do you think this is fair...?

Antonio,

We have eerily similar headaches in the Philippines (where I live) but many of that is solvable with a few hundred pesos worth of bribery. ;)

Do you guys bribe down there to get your license? Let me know....

Yossi,

South Africa cheats you on your Learner's license sometimes even a few times before you pass hence more money for them. The officials don't even allow you to look at the results. I wonder why! The system sucks. I will have a poll at http://www.snailsonsteroids.co.za to see what other South Africans have to say.
Just my 2 cents.

Cherry,

why do you have to be 17? i thought they changed that **** earlier this year?

chandra,

Hi

I am non south african.
Can I get south afrcan driving license.

Orv,

Anil, you can get a international IDP from Nepal and it will be good for a year in other countries that recognize the IDP

Anil,

Hi, I have a driver's license from Nepal. Can I drive with it or can i convert it into international license, if yes how? Thanks in advance.

anil152@hotmail.com

Billy,

this new system is really irritating.i mean how long are we going to have to wait for their systems to be ready.i have to book for my test..i'm sure that by the time their systems are ready, i would've forgotten everything i was tought. this is really unfair.karabo don't worry bout failing i suggest you stick to doing it the right way in which u have. don't loose your integrity in the process.

karabo,

Its such a pain to see how many people are frustrated by our licencing system. I have been failing so many times i don't have the energy for the test anymore. I went thru the test 7 times since 2004, the last test being last week. Let me say in March this year i was tested 3 times and each time i was failed for the same thing, for a slight roll in the yard that i couldn't even see myself, i had to insist on replay of the video clip to see the damn 'rolling' they were talking about.In all 7 tests, i've never been to the roads, ended in the yard, never knocked down a pole, the inspectors even have guts to let me finish the yard test only to tell me i failed. The other time i was failed for taking 22 mins instead of 20 mins in the yard. I'm so fed up I think i'm going to buy it over the counter now, but my worry is that there are lots fake licences out there and i don't want to fall prey to that. How can i identify a fake licence, plis advise.

mary,

I now believe that you either have to take your drivers licence where you got your learners or your nearest testing ground. The waiting list is 5 months??. Learners will expire if driving test is a failure

g,

i know the situation,, is pathetic
in the uk to get a scooter license you do a cbt test, you can book today have the test the next day, it only takes 3 hrs and you can, be on the road in a week.. im in my late 20ts,, i have been f£$%^^ked around since i was 18yrs old,, 10 of my close friends bought there license,,,,, good luck i need it.

kiara,

wats the name of the address to book learners online? please...anybody?!?!

Dan,

Lize, depends on where you are. If it's a year or more you may need to take a test again.I think some places it's 2 years.

whitney,

well yes i want to drive a school bus how do i learn how and ware d oi get a licends to do that???

Lize,

Hi, I am honest if i say i only realized this morning that i have been driving with a expired lisence fot just over one year now. I never knew i have to renew it after 5 years. i thought once you have the thing, you have it forever. What must i do now? Can i still go into the offices and just renew it?

joe,

to do motorcycle licence help or driving school 0725616888 or maljos25225@webmail.co.za

joe,

i want todo my motorcycle licence anyone or driving school to help?

NM,

HOW DO I BOOK 4 MY DRIVERS LICENCE CUZ I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT U CAN ALSO DO IT ONLINE? I DON'T WANT TO JOIN THOSE LONG QUES...

THANX
0825537307

barnzero,

if only i can get a person that can make me a fake drivers licence. I must say things in SA are changing for the worse. What is our government doing to solve situations in this country and for how long do we need to wait? for now i cant enjoy my life cause of a simple legal card on the road. I am a perfect driver, cause i drive my fathers car and friends cars daily on the road, i obey traffic signs on the road, but because a traffic officer stops me i have to pay a ridiculous R500. I mean if i can move the car why should i do the time wasting yard tests and all. I am always on the road why should i be yarding around and being failed for not paying the tjotjo. I mean we all work! Put simple structures rather than spending money on expensive cameras. I think apartheid was better cause one thing 4 sure the was order! my late uncle died fighting for this country and believe u me he tumble around to see whats happenin now. Any its my opinion. I am so pissed with my so called leaders!!!!!!!!!

dunga,

trying to get ur license legally is waste of time. if u can buy ur way to one go for it

Camellia,

I want to know if is possible to register through internet for a learner driver licence.I heard all the traffic department are closed until the 17th April 07.I want to know if is possible to book online this time because the call centre is not helping at all.

kayla,

hey sedzani thats exactly wat i wanna do!!!! this is pretty stupid dont you guys think? here we are sending comments about the long waits nd ish, nothing is ever gonna be done about it!!

sedzani,

Can i be able to book for my drvers license test date online(internet)havins to call is tiring

Miles,

SHEEEEEEZ. I now fully comprehend what it takes to get a license but for no lack of trying, cannot comprehend why it need be that way.

In order to avoid wasting my time can anyone point me in the direction of a decently corrupt official/s so that I can get my code 10 without undue delays?

Just a note for the authorities - This country is clearly growing faster than you are thinking - get with it and stop f-ing the public around. After all they pay you wages and your bribes!

Kholo,

This is scary. At the point where the system is so corrupt that normally law- abiding citizens (and foreigners)are FORCED to buy licenses and anything else that they need to get by is completely shocking.

Apparently we can now book our licenses online. Does anybody have any information about that?

I have my stories too about the nightmare it's been to get my license and being a "goody-two-shoes" am VERY reluctant to go about it the illegal way but I understand why people do it and I think that there will come a time where I am completely gatvol and just go for it!

So I'm still hanging on to the hope that in this craziness something good will come out BUT I do have my limits.

I think that the Dpt of Traffic should see this website and LEARN!!!

Buhle,

Thanks a mil for touching on this Nick. I have had an even worse experience with the licence Dept. Writing about my experience wouldn't help because I know that none of "these people" give a damn obout our comments and they are not going to do anything about it. It appears as if that these peaple have picked each other and the mision is to push corruption to its peak. The system is a total disgrace and I think all these people getting payed out of our tax should kiss thier jobs goodbye. I am totaly furiuos about what is happening in our country

ZaRBoN,

Concerning my previous comment, if anyone has any info on this please email me at vimal108@gmail.com

ZaRBoN,

Does anyone know how the new system now works?? The systems that are being implemented this year(2007). Do we still have to go to the random stations to make a booking or what??? How do we go about writing or making a booking for our learners now???

Danitsja,

Going to Jo'burg in May, and i'm trying to get my driverslicense in Holland...not going to make it i'm afraid. And also afraid that it wont work in Jo'burg. Does anyone know how it works with getting your license in Jo'burg, or how/where you can buy one??
reading the stories above, doesnt really make me wanna take ANY test or spend any money on it....

Respond to nietsienasi@hotmail.com please!!! :)

James,

How long have I to convert my English Licence to South Africa after I get
a:Residancy
B:Green ID Book

Ray,

So i went for my driver's test today for the second time. I must say i am really disappointed. The people who test you are so nasty and cudn't be bothered to show the already nervous people some manners. i hate that i ca drive on the road perfectly but the testing station just wants to make money out of you!!

DUTCH,

whats up people,

Nect month i am going to work in Johannesburg. So people what about going to party!!! :-) Write me your email so we can party all together!!!! And yes, i need a driven license too, maybe someone can help me to buy one?

fanasi,

hi how can i book for my learners test without going to the test station my number is 0733131264 e-mail address is fanasi isthakathi@yahoo.com

fazarally,

I am already a professional driver who have a Mauritian driving license can drive car/ bus /truck and having working with in fifteen years as bus driver.Now i would like to get a South African driving licence

Elise,

Cant they make an internet application form for your learners and drivers bookings it will save so much time instead of phoning the call centre number.

Sherona,

Oh Gosh.... I'm still holding on to book for my learners, I shudder to even think when on earth I will get my lisence??? I need it urgently as I am a civil engineering student and we are required to have our lisence to complete the module. I know I'm asking for a miracle but does anyone know a faster way or a faster place to book??

Violette,

i'm looking to download the K53 learners test questionnaire from the internet..can anyone tell me where to get it from?

Dan,

Lynn, can't see failing for not using a gear higher than 3rd unless you were drivign about 70 km or more. I can see losing points but not failing ....

Lynn,

Getting my drivers lisense.. the bane of my existance!The mission began in trying to book a learners appointment February 2006 and everywhere I came I was told to come in January 2007! Went back in January 2007 to be lucky enough to secure a booking in June 2007 (6 months later!). Passed my learners and booked an appointment for January 2007. Went for my driver, passed my yard yest (which I was most concerned about) - went out on the road and ended up being penalised 50 odd times (loosing 50 points) for not taking my gears further than 3rd gear (taking into account I drove no more than 40km per hour except when I did the emergency breaking action). Now my driving instructor had never indicated having to go further than 3rd gear when driving 40km per hour. I subsequently failed this being told "you can kick yourself because you've now actually failed because you didn't change beyond 3rd gear". Is this right? Help!

syltrex,

I just went today for my learners, my second time. Passed it with 2 mistakes.That is alright, I can accept that. First time I got my learners the first time, though I could not get a drivers appointment until only three days before my learners expired. failed that sorry.
I already foresee the trouble I am going to have making an appointment for my drivers but I pray that it wont be too difficult.
Yes booking an appointment is a nightmare but there is hope. I recently found out Ekurhuleni will be doing away with the call centre and reverting back to booking over the counter and you will have to prove that you stay in that area before they will accept you.
A very insightful website where a lot of questions can be answered and a K53 test can be downloaded is www.mydriverslicence.co.za. That girl Priscilla should go work for the counsel and kick their butts.

Sudhakar,

How to change indian driving license into South African License
What is the procedure/

can i drive the vehicle in South Africa with Indian driving license

Name: Sudhakar
contact details: 072 593 1429
mailid: gsr@webmail.co.za

Elsabe,

I'm sorry, I have sent a letter to ask
how to change a Denmark drivers license
into South African, forgot to add my contactdetails: 011-609 7861.
Email: logic@qdisplay.co.za

Elsabe,

I need help please, struggling to get anybody on a telephone number, my boss
is from Denmark but is now living in South
Africa, what are the process of applying for a South African drivers license. Does he need to go through all the formalities or how does it work. It's quite urgent please, I'd really appreciate it if somebody can help me with advice here..

Kind regards

Rikki,

Well today I'm writing my learners for the 4th time - the 1st 2 times I failed, the 2nd I passed, got to book my drivers - for 6 months after I passed, failed, and couldn't get another drivers booking before my licence expiered! I've now been told by a gy, that he knows someone who I can bribe for my drivers and I'm tempted! I have spend over R3000 trying to get my drivers in the past 4 years.... Besides the waiting in the queues, and the 6 month wait between tests. The department closes at 3pm and 12pm every second day - and still takes lunch breaks... and then gets extra days off... sounds like a nice job...

chuma,

i want to become a driver what is first step

p,

this site sux man. i cannot believe it still has not been updated! do da maths-it's been 14 years since 1993! site=as crap as transport dept!!!!!!!!!

John Bruce Anderson,

Randburg Testing Station in Johannesburg is taking 50 applicants a day. Yesterday I arrived at 6am and there where 150 people in front of me. Thinking I would be first this morning I got there at 4:30am, but no... There where 30+ in front of me. I hung around for 3 hours when an angry mob gathered at the gate. A notice read "No bookings today". So I stormed off to work illegally on my motorcycle.

I have tried to call the call center, 5 months I tried. Every time they would tell me that no bookings or cancellations have been made available and that I should call again the next day. In fact there was no chance of me ever getting a booking in Randburg via the call center says Sunday Times. They where lying to me at the call center, wasting time and money on countless calls.

This morning there was a guy at the head of the line that had camped since midnight to be first, only to be turned away.

To answer many posts regarding obtaining a learners license in Johannesburg. It's beyond difficult, its borderline impossible. God only knows how drawn out and corrupt the rest of the process will be.

I pity anybody planning on booking, writing and driving. It's a scam.

jf,

hi
does anyone know the requirements of a foreigner to getting a drivers licence in south africa.

CARIKE,

WHAT IS THE FASTES WAY TO BOOK A LEARNERS LICENSE?

bren,

i want to get the test papers on the web how and where can i get it???

Sheilagh,

for Kelsey - suggest you take your test in a manual - thereafter you can always drive an automatic without having to do a 'conversion'. It is easier to move from a manual to an automatic, not the other way around. Good luck :)

kyle,

im sorry !!

I didnt mean to keep posting , my computer didnt want to respond... ( kinda like the people in charge of the licencing departments in the goverment)

but , what i said is true , and is meant all those times..

Ky,

I would also like any help from ANYONE. I have had my learners now for a while and i have been trying and trying and trying now for so long and nothing is happening.

ive tried for months , nearly a year , and the system and the corruption is so bad that its just intolerable !

i waited in randburg testing station from 3 in the morning 12 times and i was assulted twice whilst waiting...

i am hurt , i am tired and i cant keep on spending money on a system that wont work or keep its part of the bargin. i have been driving for a year now so i can drive perfectly.

PLEASE , I BEG OF YOU , ANYONE , CONTACT ME AT 0723244332 OR OVERDRIVE.KY@GMAIL.COM

please !

Ky,

I would also like any help from ANYONE. I have had my learners now for a while and i have been trying and trying and trying now for so long and nothing is happening.

ive tried for months , nearly a year , and the system and the corruption is so bad that its just intolerable !

i waited in randburg testing station from 3 in the morning 12 times and i was assulted twice whilst waiting...

i am hurt , i am tired and i cant keep on spending money on a system that wont work or keep its part of the bargin. i have been driving for a year now so i can drive perfectly.

PLEASE , I BEG OF YOU , ANYONE , CONTACT ME AT 0723244332 OR OVERDRIVE.KY@GMAIL.COM

please !

Ky,

I would also like any help from ANYONE. I have had my learners now for a while and i have been trying and trying and trying now for so long and nothing is happening.

ive tried for months , nearly a year , and the system and the corruption is so bad that its just intolerable !

i waited in randburg testing station from 3 in the morning 12 times and i was assulted twice whilst waiting...

i am hurt , i am tired and i cant keep on spending money on a system that wont work or keep its part of the bargin. i have been driving for a year now so i can drive perfectly.

PLEASE , I BEG OF YOU , ANYONE , CONTACT ME AT 0723244332 OR OVERDRIVE.KY@GMAIL.COM

please !

Monkoe Bella,

I would like to obtain a south african driver's license, please advice. 0722497462 and my email address is mmonkoe@yahoo.com

kelsey,

Hi i wonder if someone can help me i have booked my Drivers test( surprsingly easy to do) . But anyway i was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to take the test in an automatic car, as i wont be driving a Manual anytime soon and my test is in two weeks . i have been for about 5 lessons in a manual and i have mastered the gears and all its just learning all the K53 stuff and parking . i have been driving an automatic for about 5 months now and can do everyhthing fine in it? Is it possible to just turn up in an automatic or must i phone and change it

Bob,

I agree with all the comments. We went through hell with five kids getting licensing one after the other. In the old days, up to about 20 years ago (and this had nothing to do with the colour of your skin, the test was the same for everybody), it was assumed that you knew nothing about driving when you went to get a learners. You merely turned up at the traffic department with your birth certificate to prove you were 18, paid some money and got a learner's licence inother words you could now be taught how to drive on public roads. Then when you felt you were ready, you booked an appointment for a driving test (I got my appointment within a week). Then you had to pass everything, you were tested on road signs etc while you took the driving test and if you failed anything on the actual driving test, you had to do it again. You were not allowed to get a licence if you failed even one part of the driving test. Please look at who the best drivers are: the baby boomers. Despite all the nonsense about the k53 or whatever the test is called, the old system produced much better drivers and there were a lot less accidents. And before anybody says, there were fewer cars, that's rubbish we had single lane roads, not highways, and the death toll during the December holidays was a lot lower because you simply had to be more careful on the road.

Rafiq Phillips,

Well a good place to start if you're from South AFrica and need to get your license if http://www.idrive.co.za

Billy McC,

I have arrived in KZN SOUTHCOAST SA 12 weeks ago, now looking to buy a motor bike, i have a UK license , do i need a S African license? I want to be legal so if i do become a cropper on these roads at least im legal.

Karen C,

You need to update your info!

Obtaining a drivers licence in South Africa is a nightmare to say the least. You are looking at a minimum of 6 months from date of learners to actual day of drivers test and that is irrespective of age or where you have driven in the world.

juju bean,

ha ha just loving reading everyones comments, i've currently returned from the eastern cape and decided to book my learners again instead of driving 9 hours back to the eastern cape. I booked last week and im writting this week. i was there for an hour and everything was done. The new system is a vast improvement from 9 months ago. I dont know about the rest of the county but thumbs up for pietermaritzburg licencing depo. They've really got their act together.

But still if they fail me for the fun of it i could be back on here at the end of the week playing a different tune.

Peter,

I am currently 18 years old. About 3months ago, immediatly after my 18th b-day I started to try and make a booking for my drivers licence. I finally got a booking for my licence a month ago. Yesterday was the drivers test in roodepoort station. I went for the test and everything was 100%.
On the way back to the office he started screaming at me and told me that I have violated a traffic law by driving over the speed limit, which was a false accusation by the way.
I kept on denying the fact that i drove over the speed limit.
And sure as hell the inspector failed me!!!
He wrote on the test paper that I had driven +- 50km p/h which is total bull****!!!

I am sick of all this ****!! I have just arranged today to buy my (valid) licence through a metro officer for only R500(bargain)!!!

BUT we cant complain about the system cause there is no f@#!ing system

Caroline,

yo
man,i honestly can relate to what you guys are all saying,im 18,however i dont have a learners license and obviousely not a drivers either.They made me wait for a year telling me that i wasnt able to book my learners even with a valid south african passport which is complete bull****.oh and i dont have my ID either.You dont even want to guess how long ive been waiting for it...
Im going for my learners test next week.oh Joy.Yippie.
thanks for the info guys,and for this whole site.More information that any clown at home affairs could ever give
cheers

trevor,

i recently did a licence for a motor bike well i had to stand in line for hours ( eye test then to obtain learners then eye test again then to obtain the lic ) at least i had a laugh reading the signs about service delivery and each window max time to wait (one cashier/clerk for a major town ??)

John,

Matt. Stuff you. We all know that you bribed your instructor to make you pass unless the instructor was a family member. And any way even if your test was all legal and you didnt cheat, chances are you will still loose you liscence some day because that very same instructor took a bribe from some one else. its just a matter of time before he gets caught. so live it up while you still have a licence . System is a discrace proffesionalism my ass!1

IvdM,

We moved back to SA after about 5 years in the US, and what a story it was to get my card-drivers license. I still had the license in my ID, and we moved away before it was my 'turn' to have it converted. When we returned, we lived on KZN south coast, and had to go to Durban to have the US licence viewed, a ,mailed-in notorized copy was not good enough for them to convert it. That process took 7 months. Just about the same amount of time, but much cheaper that to take the K53 again. I am once again back in the States, and quite by chance happened upon this website, and all the tales you guys tell makes me relive this very frustrating experience.

Ger,

I am moving to SA in February and I have a international Drivers License which along with my own drivers license will allow me to drive. However, can I change to a South African License easily? I am only there for a couple of weeks the first time but will be returning 9 weeks later. Any help will be great.
Thanks.

Andre,

Is it necessary to get an International Drivers Licence if we have a valid New Zealand drivers licence if we want to drive around South Africa.

steven,

matt you damn first timer.. dont act like you love the system just cause you got lucky :) you think you soo cool,jks... its all good.. live it up.. they got your details , they'l get the rest from you in parking fines..

chelsea,

well firstly our department is corrupt just like everything else in our country. i just wen't for my driver's test today and i did not even get the chance to drive because my front light glass was broken and i was failed, the fact that the car was in a good condition and everything was perfect did not count. i never knew that one can't drive with a broken light glass in south africa. this is the reason why most south africans buy our licenses illigaly, we hate the way things r done, if you dond have cash 4 de instructor then they are going to fail you. so why go if i can easly and stresslesly get my drivers while sitting @ home, all i have to do is have cash. fix corruption and racism and we will go the legal way.

Matt,

Hey everyone!

I just did my test and passed first time!

I was very wrong about the system. It was actually my driving instructor who was the corrupt guy! I was informed by one of his employees that he would have taken the money and perhaps given 500 or so to the test guy.

The guy I did my test with was very friendly and professional!

steven,

lets take a look at costs for a second
im working on an average here so if im not
on the dot... sue me

learners - R100+
lessons - R160(avg) per lesson
x 10(avg) lessons
= R1600+ (tax free, i paid cash
i assume most of you did)
drivers = you can pay up to 500 depending
test on where you go, so lets call it
- R250

total - R1950 < remember this is per person
i went for my drivers twice..

i dont even know how to estimate the total of people that go for theie drivers per day,
but i see a damn good business oportunity to be had by the instructor and the guy that takes you for your test. they even caught the bast#$@s
on tape on carte blanche about a year or so back.

so far it looks like the cons outweigh the pro's.

Matt,

Hi,

I am doing my drivers test on Friday and have been told by my instructor that I need to pay R1600 if I want a fair test. This makes me sick!

The system is very corrupt. My instructor says 95% of his students pay the money. The other 5% usually fail on stupid little things. He says in all his years of instructing, He has only ever had 1 person turn down the money (and that was because he was new, that same guy is now accepting money for passes).

Anyway, I will see how my test goes and hopefully wont get a corrupt official. I couldn't live with knowing I had to "pay for my license".

Will report back after the test!! Good luck all with getting your license.

John,

I'm sorry Paul but every last word I have read about the "system" is true.

Now here is the thing, instead of everyone just sitting around complaining about the things that are wrong in our beautiful country we should each get up and do something about it.

The people of a country should not be in fear of their government instead it is the government that should fear the people. The only way things will change is if we ourselves do something about it.

Don't get me wrong a lot of good things have and still are happening in this land, it's just that there are a whole lot of lose ends that still need to be tied up.

Come now South Africa lets stand together

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Mark,

Here an idea of the logistics of an SA citizen applying for a learner's license:

I have to phone the call centre to make a booking to make a booking to write a Learner's test (read that again: *to make a booking over the phone* so that you can *make a booking in person* to write the test).

- The call centre accepts driver's license applications from 9 till 12, and learner's license applications from 12 till 4.

- I have attempted to call the call centre - in quick succession - 271 times. Not joking. There's nothing else to do but keep count.

- I have gotten though to music and voice prompts 18 times. Each time this lasts for 3 minutes, before you are disconnected.

That's it so far... still trying...

To Paul from the Caribbean: Whilst you may view certain comments here as racist, the problem is real. Please don't try to dismiss as racism that which is simply inadequacy on the part of a government structure that is not functioning as intended - it only demonstrates your lack of understanding and exposure, and is an exception to the norm.

Meagan,

Well I agree The South African Driving Department is terrible! They only fail you because they want you to come back to pay again.
Knysna's Driving Department is very well known for it.It is definitely because of it that a lot people drive without or obtain fake ones.It's such a burden to get your license now. Not all S.A citizens have gotten their license the K53 way. Something should be done.

caesare,

at what age can you book for your learners?

Stanley,

What drivers licence do i need to tow a caravan or horse box?

dean,

I was so glad to learnt that getting a licence in South Africa is so easy,i wish to obtain one and become an accomplished driver in Johannesburg and take driving as a career,i'm a Zimbabwean by birth.

david,

paul from the caribbean

I am in the process of licensing, and being a black man, I can assure you that I have no animosity about the process of transition. however, i have to agree with others here. the licensing system is a complete failure. i fully expect to pay more than once while getting licensed, just as i already pay extra for similar services that my government guarantees. getting a duplicate ID book, for example, was much faster once i paid extra. it's a real problem and people, like yourself, who claim that every negative observation is animated by the discontent of settler, are not helping.

not everything about my country is positive, and claiming that negative speech is lies by whites isn't helping. we still suffer. maybe in your country things were so bad that this looks good. but this is my country and i and others deserve better.

Patric,

Paul your views are completely wrong and it seems that you have been hanging out with the wrong people. These individuals here are stating the truth and it has nothing to do with their hate for the new government or because they cannot practise their policy of apartyheid. The fact is that the system is completely in acurate and that the government isnt doing much to fix it.

I made two bookings for my drivers in march and then again in july. When i went on the day in march they told me they cancelled all bookings for march and i must book again and pay again. Then i got another booking for July and again when i got there their systems were down and they decided to close down for the day. When i asked them how they can do this the manager simply told me "Youre not the first and your not the last."

You see my point? they dont give a crap. The only issue i disagree with here is the fact that they fail you unfairly unless they do that in less populated areas but as far as im concerned they dont fail you to get more money because they are already so full that they cant even handle the people that ae booking so why would they fail you and then try book you again? They wanna get you out of their way to try create more space for the rest.

As for everything else they do suck. Im going for my drivers today and i hope i pass. For anyone that is about to do their i recomend that you get a driving instructor, get 4 lessons and then you can also get him to come with u on the day of the test and show you the roots they take because he knows it so well.

Bob,

Man...I just HAVE to tell you my story. After living out of SA for the past 20 years I recently returned there. I needed a drivers licence and was told to take the complete test. Being stuck for time I struck up a conversation with one of the examiners and told him I didnt know what to do as I didnt have the time available to wait almost a year to go thru' the learners/drivers process. yes, thats how long it btakes now, and it can even take longer...because of the backlog. To cut a long story short. It took me exactly 3 months to get my learners and drivers and I didnt write single test, or have to take a test for the drivers. I was present for it tho' I sat in the learners examining room, and made as tho I was writing the test. For the drivers a few months later I pitched up, hung around for about 5 hours and left with my drivers. The cost...R2000. I wont say where it occurred except to say that the testing facilities in the outlying areas offer this kind of service to 'anyone' with the gall and money to 'go for it'. happy driving. Bob.

Fred,

Thanks for all the info. I have my Motorcycle Learners License and am trying to book for the Driving test. Could anyone give me an idea how long I'm going to have to wait, and if going to some remote testing centre will shorten this waiting perdiod?

ndivhuwo,

for "Richard" up there.If u are LEGALLY in my country,go to the offices.

chanatip,

How do I obtain my south african license again after being overseas for couple of yrs?Currently holding international license.Where,how and who to contact for more info please.

Brad,

It's unfortunate that I can confirm most of these views are true. The Traffic Department or whatever it is called these days is corrupt down to the bone. Money just goes sideways, their systems are outdated and they dont know how to use it in the first place. bookings for learners licenses are 3-4 month waiting periods. I dont understand why they dont outsource the booking process to the post office? there are more of them. Its a really simple process. All they should require is a date/ID Number/funds. As simple as that.

Paul,

I have read the comments posted by some diabolical South Africans who seemingly are so bitter about the process of transition that they purposefully go about misinforming people about the process of getting a driver's license in South Africa.

I suggest that foreigners who are seriously seeking information about South Africa and how things work should contact the Consulates or Embassies in their home countries. Because getting information from sources these individuals online are so unreliable. Simply because, the information we get is from a set of individuals who are unhappy because they cannot get a chance to practice corruption and mismange the country and practice apartheid.

I move to South Africa from the Caribbean five years ago and i cannot identify with their concocted sad stories.

Nomvula,

I would like to know how does one go about verifying a drivers license?

Nthabs,

I obtained my learners license last year in Sept, I've been trying since to register for my drivers license with no luck. In Juuly i tried again and got a provisional booking and i was supposed to call back in August to confirm my testing date. I did everything right only to get a lame excuse that the admin dept will call me back to confirm my date. I really don't blame people who go out and buy fake drivers license. If anyone knows someone who can help please shout.

Ioana,

Someone whom I know and is a South African citizen, lost his driving licence. He doesn't live in South Africa anymore, but in Romania. I called the SA embassy in Budapest, Hungary, but they don't know what is it that he should do in order to get a new licence. Do you have any idea where he could apply for a new one? thanks

Richard,

how do i obtain a learners licence if im a foreigner?

Craig,

Nicks comments are spot on, working directly in this field, it is an embarrassment. It is perhaps typical of a 3rd-come 1st world country. Personally, I feel the problem is the inherent problem of a combination of all the technology in the world and inept operators! and the lack of enforcement, which in its self stems from poor management where the various heads are too intimidated or perhaps too "useless" to enforce the laws and processes that do exist, so we end up with a corrupt, inefficient, lazy, ill-disciplined system! Ed, as for your apologies...no need, you see even if you took the time to attempt to obtain an update or clarity as you mentioned you might, I feel for you, as then you yourself would have experienced the nature of the problem itself. Laws, proceedures and systems set in place are only as good as they are made to be by the operators, or as they are enforced, wherein lies the problem.

marco p.,

does any one know what the legal obstructions are in South Africa to do"private" driver testing?With the long waiting period to do a test some private company could help out

Peter,

i totally agree with nick. the south african licensing department or system is terrible. it takes months to get a booking and the test is if i can say quite a waste of time. then the proper drivers test is even worse. you are failed for almost no reason just so that you can come again and they can take your money for again. everyone here is already aware of this

Editor's comment,

Nick,

Thanks for the comments on our article. ALL feedback is welcome. This article was written in 1993 and we should have updated it. We will try to do that now by requesting information from South Africa licensing administraton officials.

Nick,

What a load of rubbish, honestly, when did any of the Drivers.com staff try and apply for either a driver's or a learner's license in South Africa?

The entire system is badly mismanaged, you have to stand in lines for 4 hours just to pay for your booking!

Getting the booking is a mission in itself, you have to spend hours on the phone trying to book a time. Whenever you phone you simply get a "We're too busy, try again later...". When you do finally get through, their computers are down (and haven't spend nearly 3 weeks trying to book a learner's license, it would appear their computer systems are never up!). On the odd occasion that their systems are working, they haven't receieved the bookings available from the testing stations, and I must phone again in an hour. 2 days later I finally managed to make a booking.

I would just like to clarify that this is the process simply to BOOK a learner's.

Having booked the learner's, at some random testing station over an hour away from where I live, and I live in a major town, you then write the test and spend a further hour waiting for the tests to marked, over 40 tests are individually marked by 1 person.
If you pass, you then go through a door and stand in yet another line for over 2 hours while you receieve you learner's license, once again assuming the computers are not down, if they are, you are sent away and told to return another day.

Hooray, you now have your learner's license!

But this is just the beginning...

You have to go through a similar process to get your driver's, and let me tell you, the levels of corruption in the testing officals is horrendous!
People are failed for no reason what so ever, they try and trick you into failing simply in the hope of a bribe.

If you do manage to make your way through the system, congratulations, you can now start driving on the South African roads, where around 60% of the drivers do not have driver's licenses and have never been taught or taken the tests, and 1 in 7 people caught drunk driving are just let go.

Personally, if I am approached by anybody willing to sell me a fake driver's license, I'm afraid to say I will accept it.
It will be cheaper and quicker than acquiring a legal one, and if I am caught driving with an illegal driver's license, it will costs me around R50 or 2x Happy Meals from McDonald's to have the traffic offical turn a blind eye, once again, still cheaper and quicker than a legal driver's license!

mmaphuti,

I want to open a private driving school what are the requiremenst and who can i contact to assist me.


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