The price of living has been steadily increasing over the years, and motorists will have to tighten their belts once again as provincial government has gazetted its motor vehicle license fees for 2020.

Fees for cars, motorcycles, trailers, trucks and caravans in the Western Cape were outlined in the 2020 gazette, showing an increased of approximately 4.5%. This increase falls in line with inflation.

The revenue gathered from license fees is used predominantly for the maintenance and building of road infrastructure and other things including:

– building, upgrading and maintaining the provincially-owned road network

– assisting municipalities to fund the maintenance of strategic roads

– continuing to reduce maintenance backlogs, which has decreased by 16% in the past seven years

These are the prices of the various licenses come April 1, 2020:

Type Current Cost Cost as of April 1, 2020
Vehicle registration fee R220 R240
Motorcycle licence fee R192 R204
Car licence fee (0-250 kg) R288 R294
Car licence fee (251-500 kg) R300 R312
Car licence fee (501-750 kg) R306 R318
Car licence fee (751-1000 kg) R336 R348
Car licence fee (1001-1250 kg) R408 R420
Car licence fee (1251-1500kg) R558 R576
Car licence fee (1501-1750kg) R624 R642
Car licence fee (1751-2000kg) R708 R732
Car licence fee (2001-2250kg) R966 R1 002
Trailer licence fee R108 R114
Caravan licence fee R294 R306
Specially classified motor vehicle licence fee R120 R138
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