Here are Cape Town’s proposed car licence fees for 2020

The Western Cape Provincial Government has gazetted proposed motor vehicle licence fee increases for 2020.

The draft regulation outlines the fees for cars, motorcycles, trucks, trailers and caravans.

The average increase proposed is approximately 4.5%, which is in line with inflation.

Licence fees are, among other activities, predominantly used for maintenance and building of the road infrastructure, the Western Cape government said.

These vehicle licence fees are typically used by the provincial government 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.

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

Type Current cost Proposed cost
Vehicle registration fee R220 R240
Motorcycle licence fee R192 R204
Car licence fee (0-250 kg) R288 R294
Car licence fee (251-500 kg) R300 R312
Car licence fee (501-750 kg) R306 R318
Car licence fee (751-1000 kg) R336 R348
Car licence fee (1001-1250 kg) R408 R420
Car licence fee (1251-1500kg) R558 R576
Car licence fee (1501-1750kg) R624 R642
Car licence fee (1751-2000kg) R708 R732
Car licence fee (2001-2250kg) R966 R1 002
Trailer licence fee R108 R114
Caravan licence fee R294 R306
Specially classified motor vehicle licence fee R120 R138

The Western Cape government said that any person or organisation wishing to comment on the content of the notice will be requested to lodge the comments in writing before or on 13 December 2019 by submitting comments to and in the manner stipulated in the notice as published in the Provincial Gazette.


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Here are Cape Town’s proposed car licence fees for 2020