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Annual vehicle inspections and background checks in South Africa

To operate on the Bolt platform you must complete the following on an annual basis:

You will be notified when your current vehicle inspection or background check has expired.  You will have two weeks from that notification to complete the inspection check and 48 hours to complete the background check. 

Please note that failure to complete the inspection check will result in you not being able to receive orders. Failure to complete the background check will result in your account being blocked.

What is needed to complete the inspection and background check?

Vehicle inspection Background check
  • Cost: R230 (including VAT)
  • Card payment only
  • You will need to supply the correct vehicle documentation.
  • Cost: R200 (including VAT)
  • Card payment only
  • You must have your ID (RSA ID or passport) and PrDP with you when submitting your fingerprints.

Please note that Bolt does not cover repairs or maintenance to pass the inspection.

Once you have completed the inspection/background check, The Raspberry Academy will automatically send the results to Bolt for processing. You can expect your account to reflect the new inspection report in 24 hours. 


  • If you want to change the vehicle at the time of inspection, please add a new vehicle on the driver portal
  • Level-1 BEE registration is also possible when getting your inspection done.
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