KZN Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube and KZN Transport MEC Sipho Hlomuka officially unveiled the new plates for the province

Written by on 30 November, 2023

he KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube, MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Sipho Hlomuka, Head of Transport Department, Siboniso Mbhele and Inkosi Rubert Sifiso Shinga, Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional Leaders arrived at the Pinetown Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) for the launch of the New KZN Licence Numbering System.

The Executive Council received a presentation from the Department of Transport on the proposed number plate system for the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Executive Council noted the urgency of changing the current system since numbers depicting three alphabets such as NRB, NPN and NPS are now exhausted.

Motorists will be given two years (24 months) to migrate from the current number plate system to a new numbering system which will depict the province as “ZN”.

IMAGE: KZN Department of Transport

The Executive Council supported the changes but however emphasized that this process must not have an unnecessary financial burden on motorists and must consider the participation of the local manufacturers in the value chain.

The Executive Council further tasked the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Sipho Hlomuka to fast-track the public consultations through the issuing of government gazettes. Government will also embark on aggressive communication to inform motorists about these changes and the benefits thereof, which amongst others will assist in the fight against crime and create a common sense of identity for the province.

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