New licence plates for Gauteng

2010-11-30 15:42

Johannesburg - A new number plate series was launched in Gauteng by provincial Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Tuesday.

"This is part of a larger initiative aimed at reducing the incidence of fraud in respect of number plates," the department said in a statement.

It continued: "It is important to note that motorists will be able to keep their old registration numbers, as the new number plate series is mandatory only for newly-registered vehicles and for transfers of ownership of second-hand vehicles."

The new series, BB 01 BB GP, would be issued only on aluminium plates. They contained a distinctive security feature - a continuous mark or image running horizontally across the white, reflective plate surface.

"The number plate's border, letters and numbers are in dark blue and there is a distinctive watermark feature on the new plate."

The plates would be comparable in price to the cost of current number plates.

All number plate suppliers would be required by law to register with the department.

"Our government has noted the ease with which number plates can be illegally obtained to conduct criminal activities."

  • maja - 2010-11-30 15:55

    Money making scam!!!!!

      Thabo - 2010-11-30 20:00

      You guys are pathetic. Just a numberplate at the same price. The numbers have run out. Imagine buying a new car and being told sorry, numbers have run out so no plates for you? Do you think any self respecting corrupt connected crony will want to manufacture plates for peanuts? please...

  • Joy - 2010-11-30 16:09

    another waste of money !

  • Rick - 2010-11-30 16:28

    Which guvement minister has got a connection to make number plates?

      THE PUNISHER - 2010-11-30 17:23

      I give you 1 guess: Nelson bomb planter and rabbit zuma's laaities will manufacture it

      foxie911 - 2010-12-01 07:09

      have you forgotten the "MO"-vers and SHA(i)Kers (Mo and Schabir Shaik) who have virtually corneredthe licencing market - whether number plates or drivers' licences - every time you are expected to renew your DL every five years, and fork out anything up to R200 (if my memory serves me correctly) the SHAiKERS are laughing all the way to the bank by selling these little plastic cards... It's nothing else but a money-making racket, like everything else that this bunch of crooks (ANC) come up with...

  • Dog!! - 2010-11-30 16:33

    Well this is a good innovative moneymaking excersize. We shoud have them replaced once a month which is an even better idea! Why not invent a digital numberplate that can be modified accordingly with software as the government brings back more ideas from China where our politician training camps and workshops are? Be aware you will have a watermark on the numberplate anyway if you drive in the rain!! hahahahahahaah

  • alfred - 2010-11-30 16:43

    No microchip?

      Anne - 2010-11-30 21:18

      No microchip at this stage as far as I know. We'll all have to pay up again once that comes.

      Viparo - 2010-12-01 14:50

      Not microchip , RFID chip

  • Damrain - 2010-11-30 16:48

    The government should note that the easiest way to obtain an illegal number plate is just to rip it off any car. What reasoning powers they have,more jobs for brothers.

      Kobus - 2010-11-30 18:43

      You think this government is capable of noting anything of importance? Nah.

  • Ed - 2010-11-30 17:01

    Vavi "comparable in price' Nkosi "will cost R350" Vavi "mandatory only to new registrations" Nkosi 'fines will be handed out for not changing over" somebody is telling porky pies or is there more than one ANC?

  • Other Justin - 2010-11-30 17:29

    Blah, blah, blah.........who cares.

  • brinjal - 2010-11-30 18:21

    Until one of you idiots have had your plates cloned stfu. Good one a step in the right direction.

      jiamalunga - 2010-12-01 07:58

      And how are they going to stop people from cloning the new ones. I have a friend that works at a Number plates shop. For R1000.00 I can get you the new plates with any number you choose! What about punishing the offenders! Oh sorry I forgot, we do not have a legal system in ANC ruled SA.

  • Jan - 2010-11-30 18:31

    I suppose they ran out of numbers. I just registered a vehicle an got a ZX.. registration. ZZZ if around the corner. Already got the new plates with the markings. This is just a new numbering system. The only problem is that the new plates don't fit into the standard numberplate holder.

      Zion - 2010-12-01 07:42

      Yes it is another money making scam. And as for the new plate not fitting: Nothing a pop-rivet cannot sort out.

  • Snowbuddy - 2010-12-01 15:21

    Surely our money could be better spent ... not that we HAVE any to SPARE for this nonsense!

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