The Road Traffic Management Corporation this week launched the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Offences Act in Pretoria.
The corporation said the Act would introduce a demerit system where drivers with three offences would have their licences withdrawn. They would then have to apply for the driver's licence from scratch.
In a statement, the corporation's chief executive, Ranthoko Rakgoale, said the system would be rolled out nationally at the beginning of next year.
He said the system would see drivers being given a predetermined number of demerits depending on the offence. If the number of points exceeded 12 then that driver would be banned from driving for a number of months.
Rakgoale said should a driver be disqualified three times then that driver would have the licence permanently revoked.
He or she would have to apply for a learner's licence after the disqualification period.