How can we help?

Sign in

Driver and document requirements in South Africa

When signing up to drive with Bolt in South Africa, you will need to provide the following documents:

Note: All drivers in metropolitan cities must also pass the RaspberryONE background check in order to be activated on the platform.

Inspection report

  • All vehicles in South Africa must pass the RaspberryONE self-inspection.
  • At the time of performing the inspection, all the documents mentioned below are required. 
  • Each vehicle will need to have a renewed self-inspection every 12 months. You will be asked to perform an inspection for the vehicle you are using at the time.


  • A South African Professional Driving Permit with goods and passengers is required
  • You can obtain this from the licencing departments
  • You can use Natis to schedule a time to apply for your PrDP.

Profile picture

  • A standard profile picture is required when signing up to drive with Bolt.

Motor Vehicle Licence Disc with Operator Card

  • Visit the nearest roadworthy centre to request the licence disc application form that is needed to submit to the licencing department.

Operating Licence/Permit

  • You can obtain this document from the Department of Transport
  • To submit your application, you will need the following documents:
For individuals For a company
1 certified copy of each document 1 certified copy for each document
  • ID (RSA or passport)
  • PrDP
  • Proof of Address
  • Tax clearance certificate and Compliance PIN (obtainable at SARS offices)
  • Double Disc (Roadworthy certificate)
  • Certificate of Registration
  • The ID of each director
  • Company registration documents (all pages required)
  • Proof of Address registered to the company or director(s)
  • Tax clearance certificate and Compliance PIN of the company
  • Double Disc (Roadworthy certificate) 
  • Certificate of Registration

Motor Vehicle Registration Document

  • The document is obtained when you purchase and register a vehicle in your name
  • If the vehicle is financed, you can obtain the document from the dealership or the bank.

Roadworthy certificate

  • It is mandatory to have your vehicle tested for road-worthiness before you can be registered as a driver with Bolt
  • See the link for the Roadworthy certificate for further information.

Insurance requirements

  • Bolt facilitates Passenger Liability Insurance for drivers to ensure that all passengers are sufficiently covered in case of an accident
  • When your account is activated, you are automatically registered for the cover. However, you are strongly advised to have a comprehensive vehicle insurance policy to ensure you have financial protection in case anything should happen to your vehicle.

Background check report

  • All drivers looking to be activated in metropolitan cities must first pass the RaspberryONE background check
  • See RaspberryONE's website for further information about the service and centre locations.
Was this article helpful?