South Africans can now make payments for a host of traffic-related services, including car and driver’s licence renewal and applications, on the RTMC online platform.
This is according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who launched the new service on Thursday (17 February) alongside Road Traffic Management Corporation officials.
Payments on RTMC online platform launched
Speaking during the launch, Mbalula said payments and other new services offered on the RTMC online platform will reduce long queues at Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTC) across the country.
“Motorists will be able to access most of the services they had to travel and queue at a DLTC in the past from the comfort of their homes and offices,” Mbalula said.
“We have reached a culmination of a process that started two years ago, intended to deliver faster and innovative ways of improving the experience of our motorists in a manner that will elevate service delivery to a higher trajectory.
“The benefit of these services is that motorists and private companies will be transacting directly on the NaTIS, eliminating middlemen who fuelled corruption. The additional enhancements on the system will allow vehicle owners to be alerted quickly if their vehicles have been cloned. Users of the system will also be able to pay their traffic fines on the same platform without a need to drive to separate places.”
The new services
According to Mbalula, the following new services are now available on the RTMC online system:
- The online application, issuing and delivery of a motor vehicle licence and disc to the owner of the motor vehicle.
- The online application, issuing and delivery of a registration certificate of a motor vehicle to the title holder of the motor vehicle for financial institutions, large fleet operators and motor dealers.
- The online application and payment for a booking for renewal, in person, of a driving licence card at a driving licence testing centre.
- The online application and payment for the delivery of such driving licence card, to the holder concerned.
- The provision of an electronic copy of an accident report.
- The online notification of the change of ownership of a motor vehicle by the current title holder or owner will be implemented at a later date.
The Minister added, “The online system has also been enhanced to allow financial institutions, insurance companies and vehicle dealerships to register vehicles directly on the NaTIS system.
“This will improve convenience and help to combat rampant crime associated with the change of ownership of vehicles.”
The latest additions follow several other innovations in recent months aimed at making car and driver’s licence applications and renewal easier for motorists.
Motorists have also been able to request a slot or booking on the NaTIS system for many months now.