Don't get your hopes up on new number plates, its not a done deal

Department of Transport (DoT) is reportedly working on a plan to have new number plates rolled out nationally from 2017. Unlike the current ones, the new plates will have to be renewed every five years.

Howard Dembovsky, national chairman of Justice Project South Africa, says that the proposed amendments were published in the government gazette in 2015, and since then there has been no indication that it is going to be promulgated.

One can easily make an assumption that if nothing has happened in a year and half, nothing is likely to happen, says Dembovsky.

The department of Transport does weird things at weird times and hopefully they would have taken the comments that we have put in seriously before going and promulgating a new set of regulations regarding number plates.

Howard Dembovsky national chairman of Justice Project South Africa

Dembovsky also questioned the fact that new number plates will have 4D bar-codes on them.

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