Road signs in South Africa

Road signs in South Africa are based on the SADC-RTSM, a document designed to harmonise traffic signs in member states of the Southern Africa Development Community. Most of these signs were in the preceding South African RTSM.

A directional signboard in the Northern Cape, South Africa
A warning sign at Cape Point for penguins

A white background signifies the sign is permanent, while a yellow background signifies that the sign is temporary. Warning signs are an upwards-pointing red triangle and contain a black pictogram describing the danger or obstruction. Speed limit signs are a red circle with the limitation in black. South Africa drives on the left.

Regulatory signsEdit

Control signsEdit

Command signsEdit

Prohibition signsEdit

Reservation signsEdit

Parking signsEdit

Comprehensive signsEdit

Selective restriction signsEdit

De-restriction signsEdit

Warning signsEdit

Guidance signsEdit

Information signsEdit

Combo signsEdit

Temporary road signsEdit

Regulatory signsEdit

Command signsEdit

Prohibition signsEdit

Reservation signsEdit

Parking signsEdit

Comprehensive signsEdit

Selective restriction signsEdit

De-restriction signsEdit

Warning signsEdit

Information signsEdit

Historic road signsEdit

In 1993, South Africa has begun replacing the blue signs with a permanent white or a temporary yellow background was included. In 1977, the pre-RTSM manual signage was replaced by RTSM manual released in 1970.

Regulatory signsEdit

Control signsEdit

Command signsEdit

Prohibition signsEdit

Warning signsEdit

Guidance signsEdit

Information signsEdit

ReferencesEdit