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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)

Chapter IV : Fitness of drivers

24. Department of State may issue learner's or driving licence to person in its employment only


1) A department of State registered as a driving licence testing centre may issue a learner's or driving licence in the prescribed form to a person who is in the employment of such department of State only.


2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person who renders service in the South African National Defence Force shall be deemed to be in the employment of the Department of Defence.


3) A licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle and which was issued by a department of State prior to 1 January 1993, shall, subject to the prescribed conditions, grant the holder thereof the right to be issued with a driving licence of the appropriate class in accordance with this Chapter.