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    So, I have been doing some homework on the EB license and the requirements etc and thought I would share my findings. Hope this helps those who were wondering.

    1st things 1st, you need to do a Learners license and then you need to apply for a Code EB yard exam.

    See the link below for the department of Transport document on the yard test.
    http://www.arrivealive.co.za/documen...20Part%201.pdf
    http://www.arrivealive.co.za/documen...20Part%202.pdf

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    im writing my learners on the 17th. what a shlep after driving for 10 years i have to do it again...
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    I did the learners exam 4 weeks ago for a motorbike learners and will be doing it yet AGAIN in a few weeks for the EB license...

    Like you said, It is a shlep after 12 years..

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    Thanks Jetlag. This is very useful info.

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    Just checked mine. Already EB? I also have an A license. When I converted my code 8 they made it EB
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushFire View Post
    Just checked mine. Already EB? I also have an A license. When I converted my code 8 they made it EB
    Yes, for those lucky ones who got their license before 1999 (The old one in the ID book) got upgraded to EB when migrated onto the card license.

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    Guys, you are making a big thing out of nothing. I wrote/did it all numerous times (around 15 times). READ and UNDERSTAND the question, and the answer is in front of you. And no, I have never failed a test. The examiners asked me to make some faults so they can mark me for that. I did it for the various licences and for Instructors certificates. You just have to know how to cover/hide your faults so they cannot see it...... :-) Have fun, it is great doing it.....
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    Yep,

    Don't sweat it. But don't go do your EB license, go do the EC. Then you won't have to worry about driving or towing anything ever again.

    I got mine, just now have to go and do a driving lesson or three in a horse and trailer, then do the license.


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    I have a code B license which I did in a manual so that means I can also drive an Auto. I know that if you do your license in Auto then you cannot drive a manual.

    If I do an EB or an EC with an Automatic, does the same apply? Will it supersede my B license in Manual?

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    I see in the first document in the test report there is a place where the examiner can mark if the vehicle was an Auto / Manual transmission, oi, then I will have to borrow someone's ride one day for this test...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    I see in the first document in the test report there is a place where the examiner can mark if the vehicle was an Auto / Manual transmission, oi, then I will have to borrow someone's ride one day for this test...
    Yes, the better one to have is a Manual!

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    So guys how is it going with the EB licences?

    Do you guys go through a learner school? Or where is the best place to go for the licence?
    I went to Langlaagte the other day to register my trailer but they are not very helpfull there.

    Reading all the posts above, looks like most of us are towing illegally?
    Did someone get a fine for this yet?
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    just another question regarding the EB License.

    I have had my License for 12 years now. So if I go and do new Learners and then driving test for EB will that not reset the date of license issued to the date I passed the yard/driving test?

    if so will this not influence my insurance as I know allot of insurance company’s ask you the date of when your license was issued?

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    That is actually a very good point. Wonder what happens
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    Mossie, just keep your old license as proof that you have had you license for such a long time. I'm pretty sure they won't ask for your old license back, but rather just issue you with a new EB one.
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    Hi Guys!

    Have a look at the back of your license card and you'll see that EB only indicates pulling caravan's. Your B code indicates that you may pull a trailer GVM not more than 750kg/3500kg. Obvious the law states that if your pulling a trailer of GVM more than 750kg you need brakes as well as the fact that the GVM may not be more than the vehicles tare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    Mossie, just keep your old license as proof that you have had you license for such a long time. I'm pretty sure they won't ask for your old license back, but rather just issue you with a new EB one.
    They have asked to hand over my old divers card every time I have collected the new card....

    I only have my (old) ID to prove my first issue date. Code 8 was also converted to EB.

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    That's interresting, I still have all my old licenses just as I have all my old passport?
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    so i did my learners and passed it a few weeks ago. will do the driving test nextweek.
    did a class with a driving school to refresh what is needed in the test. YOU CANNOT DRIVE LIKE THEY WANT YOU TO IF YOU HAD YOUR LICENSE FOR A FEW YEARS. it feels very dangerous to drive like that because you are looking around so much and not infront of you. if you go faster than 40km/h there is not enough time to do all the observations.
    ive seen the test sheet and it is very easy to fail if they are strict.
    good luck to every one that is doing this you are going to need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    That's interresting, I still have all my old licenses just as I have all my old passport?
    suppose it's a question of interpenetration of guidelines/rules.....

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