Raeesa Kimmie
1 minute read
13 Mar 2019
8:17 am

Motorists to cough up R10 more for licence transaction fees

Raeesa Kimmie

The department of transport made the announcement in the Government Gazette published last Friday.

For illustration. Picture: Cars.co.za

South African motorists will face an increase in national licensing transaction fees. The fee will increase from R72 to R82, reports Polokwane Review.

The announcement, made by Transport Minister Blade Nzimande in the Government Gazette published on March 8, indicates that the 14% increase will be paid to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

This increase follows a R30 increase last year, meaning that in the past two years, the transaction fee has increased by R40.

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This payment is due to the fact that licensing centres must pay a transaction fee for each motorist it processes. This fee, although separate from one’s actual licence fee, is added to the renewal costs for all motor vehicle licences across the country.

The announcement came just seven days after toll gate fee increases came into effect.

Polokwane Review is currently awaiting comment from the spokesperson for the Limpopo department of transport on whether or not the licensing fee differs from province to province.

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