Safety Signs

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.

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.

  • Fire - Fighting
  • General Information
  • Mandatory (Do)
  • Prohibitory (Don't)
  • Warning