Checkers and Shoprite have reduced the price for motor vehicle licence renewal from R225 to R185 – but only for a limited period between 1 November 2023 and 31 January 2024.
In a statement on Tuesday (31 October), Shoprite Holdings said this is the lowest fee by a retailer in South Africa. Motorists can pay it either online or at a Money Market counter in Shoprite, Checkers and Usave stores around the country.
Motorists whose car licence discs expired in September and October 2023 can take advantage of this special offer, the group added.
“With soaring living costs, times are tough for consumers. We hope to provide some relief by reducing the cost of car licence renewals and providing a hassle-free process that can be completed in just a few easy steps,” the group’s General Manager for Financial Services Jean Olivier said.
How to do your vehicle licence renewal via Checkers/Shoprite
To do your motor vehicle licence renewal via Checkers or Shoprite, visit the group’s Money Market website online and follow the steps below:
- Click the “Get Started” button.
- Follow the prompts to upload your documents, which include your current disc, barcoded ID book or smartcard ID and proof of residence.
- Fill in your contact details.
- Choose your payment method (online via Computicket or in-store) and make the payment.
- You will then receive your new disc via courier delivery within five to 10 business days.
The fixed renewal fee of R185 consists of an admin fee of R110.25 and delivery fee of R74.75. However, the licence fee and potential penalties will vary. You will receive a quote once the renewal process is underway.
“Vehicle licences can also be paid for at the Money Market counters in OK Furniture, House & Home and selected OK Foods franchise outlets,” Shoprite said.
Besides Checkers and Shoprite, there are other platforms where you can renew your car licence, including the Post Office, Pick n Pay and the government’s naTIS portal.