The Western Cape Provincial Government has announced that it would like the public’s comment on its proposal to raise the fees of various car licences across the Cape for 2020. The draft regulation outlines the fees for cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers and caravans.
The increase is proposed at 4.5%, which is in line with inflation.
The money gathered from license fees is predominantly used to maintain the province’s roads, as well as the building of important road infrastructure.
According to the Provincial Government, the fees are also divvied up among municipalities for their maintenance of strategic roads. It will also use the fees to reduce the maintenance backlog, which has been decreased by 16% over the past seven years.
These are the proposed increases for the various licenses:
Vehicle registration fee
Motorcycle licence fee
Car license fee (0-250 kg)
Car licence fee (251-500 kg)
Car licence fee (501-750 kg)
Car license fee (751-1000 kg)
Car licence fee (1001-1250 kg)
Car licence fee (1251-1500kg)
Car licence fee (1501-1750kg)
Car licence fee (1751-2000kg)
Car licence fee (2001-2250kg)
Proposed: R1 002
Trailer licence fee
Caravan licence fee
Specially classified motor vehicle licence fee
The Provincial Government said that any person may comment on proposed increases, and is requested to lodge the comments in writing before or on December 13, 2019. Your opinions can be submitted to Jandre.Bakker@westerncape.gov.za