Can you drive a quantum with code 8?

The Quantum is classified as a light vehicle and therefore only a code 8 licence is required to drive it

How Do Driving Codes Work?

What job opportunities are available to those without a higher education and work experience? Driving could be an avenue for you to enter the job market and earn some money.

In order to become a driver you need to know what the driving codes mean and how to get the driving licence you need.

The driving codes can be grouped into three categories.

Individuals who obtain a Code A , A1 or Code 1 licence will be qualified to drive motorcycles only.

The second level which includes Code B, EB, Code 8 and Code 2 permits individuals to drive light motor vehicles.

Certain codes also allow individuals to drive a minibus, bus or goods vehicle.

Finally a Code C,C1,EC1,EC, Code 10, Code 14 or Code 3 licence allows drivers to operate heavy vehicles.

There may be a variation in the vehicle mass depending on the code.

If you want to qualify for a driving job you will need to obtain one of the licence codes in the second or third category, depending on the job.

The higher the code the more qualified you will be to drive a range of vehicles.

As with any licensing process, potential drivers will need to apply for and pass a learner exam before they can do the road test.

Bare in mind that you have to be 18 years or older to apply for a licence in the last two categories.

What can I do with my driver’s licence?

A driving licence enables you to transport either goods or products.

This means you can find work as a truck driver, bus driver, taxi driver or courier.

You could also look into employment opportunities in the entertainment industry as a valet or chauffeur.

You can work for a transport company in a permanent capacity or you can work on a contract basis.

The higher your driving code the more flexibility and independence you will have in setting your own work hours.

Licenced drivers who have experience can earn anything from R6000 to R15 000 per month depending on the employer and the job requirements.

However, driver’s may be required to work long hours or travel to different parts of the country.

Employers also look for individuals who are hard working, responsible and reliable.

For those who are willing to meet these requirements there are many exciting employment opportunities.

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.