The government has with immediate effect changed number plate regulations. The changes have been necessitated by the shortage of number plates. A statement released by the Central Vehicle Registry reads in part:
With effect from today, 26 February 2019 all vehicles changing ownership shiold maintain current plates, what only changes is the new registerd book with details of the new owner.
This functionality has been enabled in the system. The motorist pays $15 and get a registration book only with new owner details. The number plates and third plates remain the same and no plates will be surrendered. All other requirements remain unchanged.