Mr. Dial Kettledas
Director of Public Safety

Public Safety department is responsible for the following functions within KSD municipality:

  • Manage traffic services
  • Provide law enforcement services
  • Render driving licence testing centre
  • Render driver licence renewal services
  • Provide motor vehicle licencing and motor vehicle registration services
  • Provides fire and rescue services
  • Provides disaster management and coordination
  • Manage traffic administration and law enforcement
  • Provide vehicle testing for road worthiness
  • Provide access control service and guarding of municipal assets 

How to apply for

Learner’s licence

To apply for learner’s licence, you need to bring the following documents:

  • Identity document (ID).
  • Two identical black-and-white photographs.
  • Proof of residential address.
  • A booking fee of R69.00
  • Pen, Pencil & Eraser (on the day of exam)

Driving Licence

For Driving Licence you need to be have a learner’s licence and the following

  • Identity document (ID).
  • Proof of residential address
  • Own Roadworthy Vehicle (on the day of Testing)
  • And a fee of R216

Driving Licence Renewal

  • ID Copy & Original
  • Driving Licence Copy & Original
  • Two ID Photos
  • R312. 

Apply for Professional Driving Permit (PrDP) 

  • ID Copy & Original
  • Driving Licence Copy & Original
  • Two ID Photos
  • Medical Certificate Form
  • Fingerprints
  • R324

Forms are obtainable from our Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC)

The Physical Address: Buttercup Road, Ngangelizwe Township, Mthatha, 5099

Contact Numbers:  0475355000 / 0658326217/ 0475014000

Register a motor vehicle

For renewal you must bring your Identity Document (ID) for renewals. Fee is determined by a system.


Change of ownership

To get a registration certificate you must bring the following:

  • Identity document (ID) for Seller and Buyer
  • Original Certificate for Motor Vehicle
  • Proof of Residence
  • (provided that there are no penalties)

Visit our MVRA office at No. 46 Elliot Rd, Central, Mthatha, 5099 or contact 0834024354 for more information.


Know more about our services





Flammable Permits

19-25 kg



No 4 Durham Street Mthatha 5099


25-45 kg


46-225 kg


Over 225 kg


Inspection of Flammable Substances

· Inspection

· Re-inspection

·       Conveyancing Permit


·       R418.94

·       R478.26

Fire Plans

· Approval of Fire Plans

· Fire Inspection Fee

·    R478.26

·       R478.26

Compliance Certificates


·       R478.26