Could there be a change in store for vehicle number plates in KwaZulu-Natal?
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport is considering the introduction of provincial motor vehicle license plates, following the example of other provinces.
During a media briefing at the Goble Road motor licensing office in Durban on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Sipho Hlomuka, KZN MEC for transport, community safety, and liaison, explained the department’s plan to transition to a new provincial numbering system.
Provinces like Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and the Western Cape have already implemented a similar system.
Hlomuka highlighted that the current numbering system has reached its limit in certain areas, such as Empangeni, where numbers have been exhausted.
In line with this, the department aims to align with other provinces, where the number plates will only display “KZN.”
While the department is still in the consultation phase and has not disclosed a timeline for the process, Hlomuka assured that more details will be provided in the coming weeks.
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