THE PRACTICAL STUFF
Honestly, the learner’s licence test is really not a difficult one to pass and, once you’ve mastered the questions on the app or in the book, you’re ready to write. It can take a few days or even hours, depending on how much time you spend looking down at your phone.
Then, depending on how confident you are with your driving ability, it’s time to book your driving test. You need to make sure that you’ve circled the correct section on the form that states your appointment is for an EB test. You will be required to perform another eye test, make sure to remind the cashier when you pay (R140 this time, and another set of ID photos) that your appointment is for an EB test.
Then it’s off to find a reputable driving school. Look into the driving school you’re about to invest in. Check their success rate. If they have a page on social media, that’s even better. Maybe you can check with past students what the experience is like and if they would recommend the same school. Don’t just go with a fly-by-night operator because it’s R50 cheaper per hour, as there are unscrupulous schools out there who set people up for failure, so you have to come back and spend more money.
Furthermore, they also require you to bring your own towing vehicle and trailer. And if you don’t already have a trailer or an uncle who can loan you one, that can cost anywhere between R150 and R250 per day.