New License Plate Formatting for KZN Registered Vehicles

Drivers in KZN may have noticed many cars with new type licence plates with a different format incorporating the provincial crest. The new plates came into use on 1 December 2023 and all licence plates will have to be changed to this format by November 2025.

The first phase of the new numbering system, running from December to February, will handle the registration of new vehicles, re-registration of vehicles under new ownership, recovery and re-licensing of stolen vehicles, and government vehicles. The second phase, starting in March 2024, will cater to all vehicle owners migrating from the current to the new system.

During the 24-month implementation period, motorists will have a voluntary migration period of 21 months, beginning March 1, 2024. After this voluntary phase, migration to the new system will become mandatory.

We encourage all short-term policy holders to keep their brokers updated with any change to their vehicle details, including any change of licence number – that way it can be ensured that the insurer has all correct details on file for your policy.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with the above!