A learner’s license is required before a person can legally be trained to drive a vehicle on a public road.
You can apply to be tested for a learner’s license at any registered driving license testing centre (DLTC) on the appropriate application form (form LL1).
On issuance of the receipt, the DLTC will determine a date and time on which you will have to report for the approved learner's license test.
The test will cover the following aspects;
rules of the road and other legislative matters,
road traffic signs, signals and road markings, and
the use of controls of a vehicle.
Once the approved learner’s license test was passed, your learner’s license will be valid for a period of 24 months from the day of the test.
A Person is Disqualified
If such person is addicted to the use of any drug having a narcotic effect or the excessive use of intoxicating liquor and;
during any period in respect of which he or she has been declared by a competent court or authority to be disqualified from obtaining or holding a licence to drive a motor vehicle, while such disqualification remains in force;
where a licence to drive a motor vehicle held by him or her has been suspended by a competent court or authority, while such suspension remains in force;
where a licence to drive a motor vehicle held by him or her has been cancelled by a competent court or authority, for such period as he or she may not apply for a licence;
if such licence relates to a class of motor vehicle which he or she may already drive under a licence held by him or her;
If suffering from one of the following diseases or disabilities:
sudden attacks of disabling giddiness or fainting due to hypertension or any other cause;
any form of mental illness to such an extent that it is necessary that he or she be detained, supervised, controlled and treated as a patient in terms of the Mental Health Act, 1973 (Act No. 18 of 1973);
any condition causing muscular in coordination;
uncontrolled diabetes mellitus;
defective vision ascertained in accordance with a prescribed standard;
any other disease or physical defect which is likely to render him or her incapable of effectively driving and controlling a motor vehicle of the class to which such licence relates without endangering the safety of the public: Provided that deafness shall not of itself be deemed to be such a defect.