I have been driving in SA for the past 10 years using my international license. HOW can i get my SA license?
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 to 5 years. It is rumoured that the regulations will be published before the end of this Month. Please check the Government gazette and www.info.gov.za.
In addition to the above the licence should have been obtained while the holder thereof was not ordinarily resident in South Africa i.e. the holder was not on holiday in the country of issue.
The licence must still be valid in the country of issue.