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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter V : Fitness of Drivers

Part II : Learner's and driving licences

104. Manner and contents on which applicant for learner's licence to be tested and examined


(1) An applicant for a learner's licence shall be examined and tested by an examiner for driving licences.


(2) The examiner for driving licences shall satisfy himself or herself that the applicant—
(a) knows and understands—
(i) the rules of the road;
(ii) the road traffic signs; and
(iii) the controls of a motor vehicle of the class to which the application relates; and
(b) is not disqualified in terms of section 15 of the Act or regulation 102, before issuing a learner's licence.


(3) the procedure to be followed by the examiner for driving licences in complying with subregulation (2) shall include the completion by the applicant of the approved "Theory Test for Learner's Licence" on form TLL as shown in Schedule 2 or the successful completion of an approved Learner's Licence Electronic Test.

[Regulation 104(3) substituted by regulation 9 of Notice No. R. 589 of 2009]


(4) A person may only do an oral test to obtain a learner's licence if he or she is illiterate and after such a person has obtained the permission of the MEC.

[Regulation 104(4) inserted by regulation 31 of Notice No. R. 1341 of 2003]