South Africa’s state-owned agencies have really been investing in the establishment of new digital channels over the course of the pandemic. Considering the best place to apply for and collect official documents is at home, the department of health managed to digitise most of its important processes for the public.
Now the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has launched a new feature in the NaTIS platform, which’ll allow South African car-owners the ability to renew their vehicle licence disks online.
The portal includes a payment gateway powered by First National Bank, which means you can miss the long, confusing queues at the traffic department. You know the ones where you get to the front just to realise you’ve been standing in the wrong line?
COVID-friendly licence renewal
“We are delighted to partner with the Road Traffic Management Corporation to make this service possible. Covid-19 has accelerated growth in the digital and eCommerce sectors, with more consumers preferring to shop and access essential services online,” said Sipho Silinda, FNB public sector CEO.
“By adding a digital payment option for motorists, RTMC aims to reduce cash-handling risks for all persons involved, including that of South Africans. This will assist in reducing operational costs and pass these savings to South Africans by introducing more innovative services to motorists while maintaining the levels of service expected of them.”
How to renew your licence disk online:
- Log into the NaTIS platform / Register if you haven’t yet
- Select ‘View Motor Renewals’
- Choose the licence disc/car
- Capture card details of the respective bank and pay
After the payment has been verified, users can choose to have the disk couriered to their address or to get it printed at their closest Driver Licence Testing Centre (DLTC). Make sure to have your correct address in the NaTIS system for the courier option.