Here are the Western Cape’s new car licence fees for 2019

 ·31 Jan 2019

The Western Cape Provincial Government has gazetted motor vehicle licence (MVL) fee increases for 2019.

The draft regulation is open for public comment until 8 February 2019.

“We have continued to publish these draft regulations for comment to allow the more than 2 million vehicle owners in the Western Cape the opportunity to submit their comments.

“This year, the proposed fee increases amount to an average 3% for the Western Cape, a figure well below inflation,” it said.

The Western Cape said that it relies on vehicle licence fees to:

  • Build, upgrade and maintain the provincially-owned road network.
  • Assist municipalities to fund the maintenance of their more strategic roads.
  • Continue to reduce the maintenance backlog, which has been decreased by over 16% over the last 7 years.

“These fees, along with budgetary allocations, help keep the province’s roads in a good condition and during the 2017/18 financial year 94,8% of vehicle kilometres travelled on surfaced roads were travelled on roads in fair or very good condition,” it said.


You can find the list of the most important proposed fees detailed below.

While Gauteng and KZN are yet to officially announce their fees for 2019, BusinessTech included 2018’s rates below for comparison purposes.

Type Western Cape (2019) Gauteng (2018) KZN (2018)
Vehicle registration fee R220 R180 R130
Motorcycle licence fee R192 R204 R360
Car licence fee (0-250 kg) R288  R204 R240
Car licence fee (251-500 kg) R300  R300 R288
Car licence fee (501-750 kg) R306  R336 R360
Car licence fee (751-1000 kg) R336  R360 R438
Car licence fee (1001-1250 kg) R408  R408 R498
Car licence fee (1251-1500kg) R558  R564 R624
Car licence fee (1501-1750kg) R624  R660 R750
Car licence fee (1751-2000kg)  R708  R840 R876
Car licence fee (2001-2250kg)  R966  R972 R1 050
Trailer licence fee R108 R156 R240
Caravan licence fee R294 R324 R360
Specially classified motor vehicle licence fee R120 R324 R336

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