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Further delays at Cape Town licencing centres amid problems with national system

3 December 2020 5:53 PM
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The City of Cape Town says it can't write off fines despite major issues with the NaTIS system that's slowing down licencing services across the Cape.

The central system which manages vehicle licencing services across the country has been experiencing technical difficulties.

This has caused delays, extended queues, and longer waiting times at vehicle licencing offices in Cape Town.

This has led to the system being slow at times and being offline on a number of occasions, which causes delays with vehicle licensing and renewals.

City of Cape Town

The City says problems with the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) are outside of its control.

"We regret any inconvenience and encourage motorists to please make use of the City’s e-Service option where possible", the City says in a statement.

Licencing centres have been facing ongoing operational challenges, including backlogs, staffing restrictions, long queues, and Covid-19 closures.

The City has apologised to vehicle owners and asked them to please be patient as it tries to expand its vehicle licensing offices "in the not too distant future".

Please consider using the City’s e-Services for licensing and please note there are high transaction volumes due to the COVID-19 country-wide backlogs. For planning purposes, factor in approximately three weeks from application to receipt of the license through the Post Office.

City of Cape Town

You can click here to register for e-Services or email Vehicle.Licence@capetown.gov.za for motor vehicle registration and licensing assistance.

The City has reminded vehicle owners and drivers of the following National Transport regulations (note fines are nationally determined, the City may not unilaterally write off fines):

  • Discs that expired on 31 October 2020: should have been renewed by 23 November 2020
  • Discs that expired on 30 November 2020: renew by 22 December 2020
  • Discs that expire on 31 December 2020: renew by 22 January 2021
  • Motor trade vehicle numbers/trade plates: should have been renewed by 30 November 2020
  • Driver’s and learner’s licenses: renew by 31 January 2021 (these are for licenses that were up for renewal between 26 March, and 31 August 2020)

3 December 2020 5:53 PM
Tags:
Car licence discs
City of Cape Town
licencing centres
NaTis
vehicle licencing services

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