Gauteng motorists will soon have to buy new number plates

No, you will not be reimbursed. Those with personalized plates will need to purchase new plates too. They will likely keep the personalization though.
Which begs the question, if you keep the number then what's stopping you from not replacing the plates? In fact there are so many non-standard plates on our roads already. Regulations haven't stopped it so far so they won't in future.
 
Which begs the question, if you keep the number then what's stopping you from not replacing the plates? In fact there are so many non-standard plates on our roads already. Regulations haven't stopped it so far so they won't in future.

You are now assuming there are enforcement and/or policing. That is a big assumption in SA and you are conflating the two issues here now.
 
I know retired people that travels through the country and camp for a month or two at a place. Does that mean they should register their car everywhere they go?

Yes. SA has no other pressing problems but this tender problem.
 
Which begs the question, if you keep the number then what's stopping you from not replacing the plates? In fact there are so many non-standard plates on our roads already. Regulations haven't stopped it so far so they won't in future.

You'll get fined, over and over again. Maybe they'll also stop you paying for your license disck and then you'll get fined some more.
 
You are now assuming there are enforcement and/or policing. That is a big assumption in SA and you are conflating the two issues here now.

He's also using the phrase "which begs the question", incorrectly. Many people do this but begging the question is a type of fallacy, which isn't present here.
 
Black mercedes with tinted windows speeding down they highway today, probably doing around 180+.

No number plates front or back. How is Lesufi Kapoefi's new number plates gonna help?
 
You are now assuming there are enforcement and/or policing. That is a big assumption in SA and you are conflating the two issues here now.
That's my point.

You'll get fined, over and over again. Maybe they'll also stop you paying for your license disck and then you'll get fined some more.
I don't see anybody getting fined. I don't see anybody paying fines.

He's also using the phrase "which begs the question", incorrectly. Many people do this but begging the question is a type of fallacy, which isn't present here.
No, begs the question is a saying. Has nothing to do with a fallacy. It's used where a question and answer is so obvious it doesn't really need to be asked or answered.
 
That's my point.


I don't see anybody getting fined. I don't see anybody paying fines.

Well you don't but do you have access to the database of fines? And just because it doesn't happen now, maybe they'll clamp down on it in the future. Fines are a common way governments enforce compliance.

No, begs the question is a saying. Has nothing to do with a fallacy. It's used where a question and answer is so obvious it doesn't really need to be asked or answered.

That's the incorrect use of the expression.


That's a bit irrelevant here but anyway.
 
Well you don't but do you have access to the database of fines? And just because it doesn't happen now, maybe they'll clamp down on it in the future. Fines are a common way governments enforce compliance.



That's the incorrect use of the expression.


That's a bit irrelevant here but anyway.
You're looking at the wrong advice. That's the fallacy but the phrase "it begs the question" is an acceptable expression used when asking an obvious question. It's in the common dictionaries. Btw the examples are not actually fallacies either so I don't know who put that together. But I'm not going to split hairs about it.
 

During his State of the Province address on Monday, 19 February 2024, Lesufi said the new scheme forms part of a national plan, which the Department of Transport has yet to finalise.
:ROFL: :ROFL: laughs in stereo :ROFL: :ROFL:
So the groundwork for it hasn't been laid yet and will likely be opposed.
 
No, you will not be reimbursed. Those with personalized plates will need to purchase new plates too. They will likely keep the personalization though.
I currently have a personalised plate on my bike, 4 characters (a name) plus GP. I have a perspex plate which was made when perspex plates were still allowed. 4 characters on the top row, GP and the Gauteng coat of arms on the bottom row. Now, however, the Gauteng coat of arms is pre-printed in the top right corner of the square aluminium blanks, and my 4 characters don't fit on a legal sized square plate in a way that will indicate the personalised name properly.

So, unless the new format is different, or more flexible in the position of the coat of arms, I'll have to take my chances with the plate I have.
 
Gauteng launching new high-tech number plates in April

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi says the province will launch new number plates in April 2024.

During an interview with eNCA discussing the launch of CCTV cameras around the country, Lesufi said that most crimes in Gauteng involve a car, and having a robust licencing regime will help tackle crime in the province.
The car is normally stolen Muppet.
 
We should all apply for personalized plates with these combinations:

O00O00O GP
00OO000 GP
I111II1I GP
II11I11I GP
 
Has anyone mentioned the price yet?
I don't know about Gauteng but here in KZN the new plates cost anywhere between R350 and R500. More expensive than the old type. No additional charges at the licencing office though. When you renew your disc it automatically gives you a new registration number.
 
Explainer: Gauteng getting new ‘crime fighting’ number plates, but not just yet

The Gauteng province will be getting new high-tech licence plates, but motorists don’t have to worry about splurging their hard earned cash on them just yet.

Early in February, Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi implied that the new number plates would be rolled out from April 1, 2024.

But in his State-of-the-Province Address on February 19, the Premier backtracked on that initial communication, stating that the project would only be piloted on government vehicles from April.

The public roll-out, he confirmed, would take place at a later and as yet unspecified date once the Minister of Transport had finalised the bill.

Gauteng transport spokesperson Lesiba Mpya Lesiba told News24 that the public rollout could take some time and that there would be “robust public participation processes” before it is signed into law.

 
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