n South Africa, it is illegal to drive with an expired license. If you are caught driving with an expired license, you may be fined or even face criminal charges.
You are only allowed to renew your license up to 21 days after it has expired without incurring any penalties or fines. After the 21-day grace period, you will be charged a penalty fee for late renewal. The penalty fee increases the longer you delay the renewal of your license.
It’s important to note that if your license has been suspended or revoked, you are not allowed to drive until you have met all the requirements for the reinstatement of your license. Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a criminal offense, and you may face severe penalties if caught.