The current Cape Town number plate, ‘CA’, may soon change for all new vehicles.

A call for public comment on the suggested changes has been made by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works.

The change would show ‘CAA’ as the new Cape Town license plate. The change won’t affect current vehicle owners or people who wish to transfer the vehicle license to a different vehicle, but will apply to all new vehicle registrations.

These changes are being introduced because licensing authorities are running out of possible alphanumeric combinations which will inevitably lead to duplicates, according to a departmental spokesperson.

He said the issue is unique to the Western Cape, as well as Gauteng, as the provinces use a more standardised system compared to the rest of the country.

In December 2010, Gauteng introduced its new system, which replaced the “three letters, three numbers” format with the current format of two letters of the alphabet, followed by two numbers, and then another two letters.

Any person or orgranisation wanting to comment on this notice is to lodge a comment in writing before or on 15 January 2018.

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