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2017-12-06 14:08

UPDATE: We've included the full government gazette at the end of this article

Cape Town - Motorists in the Western Cape could bear a new licence plate designation as available CA registrations are 'fast depleting,' reports the Western Cape MEC of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant.

In a provincial gazette, the province outlined its plan to request public comments on the proposed 'CAA' licence plates.  
 
Grant said: "On December 1 2017, I published in the Provincial Government Gazette (7850 – attached) a notice calling for public comments on the allocation of the 'CAA' licence mark to the registering authorities of the City of Cape Town where the known 'CA' licence mark currently applies."

Why the change?

Grant said: "This move is a pre-emptive one, driven by the rate at which the current 'CA' licence numbers are fast depleting. Similar to the situation a few years ago in Gauteng, a new licence mark will soon be necessary for all new registrations at the registration authorities of the City of Cape Town."

"My department is working together with the City of Cape Town to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible, and that vehicle owners are not adversely affected by this necessary change.


What do you think of the proposed 'CAA' licence plate change? Email us your thoughts

Does the MEC have the authority to change licence plate designations?

Regulation 27(4) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000, promulgated in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (93 of 1996), determines that the MEC may, by way of notice in the Provincial Gazette, allocate a new licence mark to any registering authority or establish a new licence number system for the province concerned.

Have your say

Any person/organisation wishing to comment must do so in writing before January 15 2018: 

E-mail your comments to:
Michael.Gallant@westerncape.gov.za

Post your comments to:
Mr MJ Gallant;
PO Box 2603
Cape Town
8000;

Fax your comments to:
fax no. 021 483 7112 (tel. no. 021 483 2058)

Deliver your comments to:
Mr MJ Gallant
Room 2–23
2nd Floor
9 Dorp Street
Cape Town
8000.

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