Talk:Vehicle registration plates of South Africa

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Military vehicle plates do not begin with an 'M'. They are working through the alphabet (missing out the vowels). Military plates all end with an 'M'. Older military plates with an ‘R’; military vehicles are still referred to as 'R' vehicles in the SANDF. Still older military plates began with a 'U' for Union.

History Info Inaccurate[edit]

White on black was std across the country until the early 1980's - no mention is made of this. Military vehicles had a "R" (Regiment) prefix under the black/white scheme and an "M" (Military) suffix under the black/yellow.

Under the old numeric system, it was possible to know approximately how many inhabitants/vehicles a town had, as vehicle registrations were released sequentially. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Socrates2008 (talkcontribs) 05:00, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Fixed Socrates2008 06:15, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Photographs of license plates[edit]

At commons:Category:License_plates_of_South_Africa there are some photographs of SA license plates. Perhaps you can add these photgraphs into the table? --62.203.237.220 13:42, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Tabulation of data[edit]

Please can someone tabulate the data into columns -- the page is too long and there is too much wasted space, too.

Some changes I propose for the KZN section[edit]

Having lived and moved around in KZN for my whole life and having taken an interest in number plates, I can only suggest these changes with my knowledge and can't site any references. These, however, are my suggestions:

NH is Harburg municipal region and includes Wartburg area, not Howick. Howick residents register there vehicles either under NP (Pietermaritzburg) or NR (Lions River).

NUF is named for Umfolozi municipal region but also includes Empangeni.

NT is named for Tongaat municipal region but also includes Stanger and Ballito.

Sonicsuicide (talk) 08:11, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Government Garage[edit]

Old (pre-1980) Government vehicles (not military or police) had GG 999-999 registration. I don't know the details or have references, perhaps a wikipedian who is more knowledgable can add info, also current Government vehicles registration is needed Wayne Jayes (talk) 09:36, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I don't know about the old days, but in the table we do mention that current government fleet vehicles are Gxx 999 G. - htonl (talk) 13:13, 29 April 2015 (UTC)