Yes, in South Africa, you need a valid driver’s license to operate a scooter on public roads. The type of license required depends on the engine capacity of the scooter.
For scooters with an engine capacity of 50cc or less, you need a Code A1 license. This license allows you to operate a motorcycle or scooter with a maximum engine capacity of 125cc.
If you want to ride a scooter with an engine capacity exceeding 125cc, you will need a higher category of license. For scooters with an engine capacity between 125cc and 400cc, you would need a Code A license. For scooters with an engine capacity above 400cc, you would need a Code A or A2 license, depending on the specific requirements and restrictions set by the licensing authorities.
It’s important to note that these requirements may be subject to change, so it’s always advisable to consult the local traffic authorities or the South African Department of Transport for the most up-to-date information regarding licenses for scooters.