ALERT: Here is How Much Car License Fees Are Now

With the fuel tax implementation and the steady increase in the petrol price in 2019, it was a challenging year for all car owners. Despite all of this, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has now added an extra expense to the mix

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With the fuel tax implementation and the steady increase in the petrol price in 2019, it was a challenging year for all car owners. Despite all of this, the Road Traffic Management Corporation(RTMC) has now added an extra expense to the mix.

As of last year, South African motorists have to pay an increase of 14% towards car licence fees. This increase has been recorded as the second increase in just over a year.

What Is This Fee?

According to the RTMC, all licencing centres nationwide are required to pay a transaction fee for every vehicle processed. This is essentially the fee that we, as motorists, will be required to pay. Let alone or annual insurance premium increase and the forever increasing price of fuel.

The government has stated that these additional transaction fees are used to improve road quality, however, I don’t know about you, but I have yet to see much improvement!

How Much Are We Expected To Pay?

Car licence fees are not the only fees expected to take a knock. The RTMC has noted that other vehicles can expect to experience the increase too.

The odd thing is that each province has different prices. Is this dependent on the quality of the roads or the number of motorists? No one seems to have the answer.

Gauteng motorists can expect to pay anything from R204 to R972 for their licence disc, depending on their vehicle type. Gauteng has been noted as having the most expensive licence fee rates.

The Western Cape, however, will not feel the pinch as hard as their Gauteng neighbours. Anything between R288 and R966 is what you can expect to pay to renew your license disc depending on the vehicle model.

Still unsure as to what you can expect to pay, click here for a full outline of the new car licence fees as well as additional fee increases.

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