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Online driver licence and licence disk renewals soon available in SA

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is developing an updated online driver licence system for SA, to improve service deliver.


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An updated online driver licence system for South Africa is being developed, which the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says will significantly improve service delivery.


The RTMC proposed to improve efficiency and cut the time that members of the public spend queuing at licencing centres, that drivers be allowed to make online payments for the renewal of driving licence cards or vehicle licence disks and to have these documents delivered directly to the address of their choice.

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“This will improve service delivery, cut the time spent on queues at the licencing centres and bring about much-needed convenience to members of the public and other stakeholders.”

Other online services that are expected to drastically reduce wait times – including digital vehicle registrations are also being developed by the RTMC.

“To further streamline services, it is proposed that the registration of a vehicle by a title owner and the notification of change of ownership will in future be done online. Insurance companies will also be able to access an electronic copy of an accident report.

“Members have called for these improvements, and they are in line with the new way of doing business in the digital era in which we live,” it said.

Meanwhile, the RTMC denied that the R250 charge is an additional fee levied to make an online booking on the Natis.

RCMC spokesperson Simon Zwane said it categorically denies that the charge is an additional fee levied
to book a space online.

“Driving licence card holders are already paying this fee when renewing their credit card format driving licences at the licensing centres. It is money paid for the production of the credit card format driving licence.

“The proposed change seeks to make it convenient for driving licence card holders to make this payment online when making a booking to renew driving licence cards.”

Zwane said it is therefore not new and it is not an additional fee.

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