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No, you cannot obtain a Code 8 driver’s license using a Code 10 learner’s license in South Africa. Code 8 and Code 10 are different license categories with distinct requirements and privileges.
Code 8 refers to a standard driver’s license category in South Africa, allowing individuals to drive light motor vehicles, such as cars, vans, and minibusses, with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3,500 kilograms.
Code 10, on the other hand, is a higher license category that permits individuals to operate heavy motor vehicles with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3,500 kilograms, such as trucks and buses.
To obtain a Code 8 driver’s license, you need to complete the necessary training, pass the required tests, and meet the specific requirements for that license category. Similarly, obtaining a Code 10 driver’s license requires fulfilling the requirements and tests associated with that category.
Therefore, while you can upgrade your learner’s license from Code 8 to Code 10 after meeting the requirements, you cannot directly obtain a Code 8 license using a Code 10 learner’s license.