When do you need to exchange your international drivers license?

Question: I have been driving in SA for the past 10 years using my international license. HOW can i get my SA license? Answer: A foreign driving licence can only be exchanged within 1 year of the holder thereof obtaining permanent residence. The Department has published draft regulations for comment that will extend this period…

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Driver Intelligence to be measured by Discovery with Discovery Insure

Earlier today it was revealed that Discovery is to enter the insurance market with the Discovery Insure Product! In a statement to Moneyweb the insurer revealed: Discovery leverages Vitality, its proven behavioural economics business model,  and creates Discovery Insure, a strong competitor geared to shift the short-term value insurance landscape; Discovery Insure to unlock value…

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Is there a “grace” period at renewal of your driving license card?

We would like to share some insights on the grace period pertaining to driver license renewal: Question: Dear Sir/Madam I have just been to collect my drivers license from the Randburg offices and was told that I had to have my photograph and fingerprints retaken as their submission had been rejected by the service provider…

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Can the traffic cop send my vehicle for a roadworthy without giving reasons?

Question: Can a traffic cop take your company vehicle’s(Quantum Panel VAN) license disc, hand a document to say it must go for a roadworthy and give no reason for the test??? Answer: Unfortunately, a traffic officer may do exactly what you described at his/her sole “discretion” and there is no operational standing order that they…

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Does your insurer know for which purpose you are using your vehicle?

We have discussed in several blog posts on this Blog the need for a full and complete disclosure. One of the important aspects to be disclosed to your insurer is the purpose of use. If you insure your vehicle for personal use but use the vehicle for business purposes, you may be deemed to act…

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