New Cape Town vehicle number plates will start with the letters CAA. This was announced by the provincial transport and public works department earlier this week. It is expected that CAA number plates could be issued as soon as this weekend.“Vehicle owners who currently have a CA licence number will be able to have this number transferred to another vehicle they own or to another vehicle that is transferred into their names,” explained departmental spokesperson Jandré Bakker.“The moment the available CA combinations run out, the system will not permit new licence numbers to be issued for the rest of that day. Anyone waiting for a new licence mark will have to wait until the next business day for a CAA number to be issued.”Bakker added that this disruption is unavoidable for technical reasons and the public is requested to be patient with registering authorities on the day of the changeover.“As is customary, the first 9999 CAA numbers will be reserved as special licence numbers. With an ordinary application, the system will automatically issue a number starting from CAA10000 at no additional cost,” Bakker said.Applications for special licence numbers will be processed at the applicable rate for certain combinations of numbers and letters. Details of these fees can be found on https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/new-caa-licence-numbers.