Road signs in South Africa

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A directional signboard in the Northern Cape, South Africa
A warning sign at Cape Point for penguins

Road signs in South Africa are based on the SADC-RTSM, a document designed to harmonise traffic signs in member states of the Southern Africa Development Community. Most of these signs were in the preceding South African RTSM.

A white background signifies the sign is permanent, while a yellow background signifies that the sign is temporary. Warning signs are an upwards-pointing red triangle and contain a black pictogram describing the danger or obstruction. Speed limit signs are a red circle with the limitation in black. South Africa drives on the left.

Permanent road signs[edit]

Regulatory signs[edit]

Control signs[edit]

Command signs[edit]

Prohibition signs[edit]

Reservation signs[edit]

Parking signs[edit]

Comprehensive signs[edit]

Selective restriction signs[edit]

De-restriction signs[edit]

Warning signs[edit]

Information signs[edit]

Combo signs[edit]

Temporary road signs[edit]

Regulatory signs[edit]

Command signs[edit]

Prohibition signs[edit]

Reservation signs[edit]

Parking signs[edit]

Comprehensive signs[edit]

Selective restriction signs[edit]

De-restriction signs[edit]

Warning signs[edit]

Information signs[edit]

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