The Justice Project South Africa is encouraging vehicle owners to check the validity of their licence discs, after motorists stated they have not received renewal reminders.
“For a significant period of time now, many vehicle owners have been complaining that vehicle licence renewal reminders have not been received,” said the JPSA.
“While the apparent failure may be attributable to the inefficiencies of the South African Post
Office, the RTMC, or eNaTIS, the City of Cape Town claimed this is attributable to National Agencies failing to send reminders to vehicle owners.”
While the RTMC Act does not place a duty on licence renewal reminders, it has done so since its formation and the R36 transaction fee on eNaTIS transactions is paid to the RTMC.
“It is not clear where the point of failure is, but whatever the reason behind it is, vehicle owners are advised to check their licence discs regularly.”
Should a licence disc be due for renewal and the owner has not received a reminder, a form ALV will have to be completed.
“It is also important to note that counter staff of the SA Post Office are particularly fond of telling people that a warrant of arrest has been issued when people try unsuccessfully to renew their licence discs.”
Besides the City of Cape Town – where administrative blocks are placed on eNaTIS – this most likely not true, said the JPSA.