THE DEPARTMENT of Transport has published amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 under the government gazette 38142.
One of the significant amendments contained in this gazette is the insertion of regulation 32A which provides for the verification of address particulars on the eNaTIS system for purposes of making sure that all people registered on the eNaTIS promptly and timeously receive their vehicle and driving licence renewal notices and any other road traffic related communique.
The Regulations were amended in order to request a person or body of persons who is registered on the eNaTIS or wishes to make use of the eNaTIS services to, after a period of 12 months from the date of publication of the regulation in the Gazette, submit proof of—
(a) Full names;
(b) Identity number; and
(c) Residential and postal address.
The proof that may be submitted shall be in the case of—
(a) Full names, identity number and business registration number, any form of acceptable identification, i.e. a valid South African passport, in the case of foreign nationals a traffic register number certificate, in the case of a company or close corporation, the full names, identity number or nationality of the proxy or the manager of the company; and or a person who is authorised to represent the company in all business relationships or to enter into a transaction on behalf of the company or close corporation together with a duly completed proof of business address by any person authorized thereto;
(b) Postal and residential address, any utility, clothing, cell phone or telephone account not older than three months, in the case where the person is not the person in whose name the utility account is issued, the person in whose name the utility account is issued must make an affidavit or affirmation declaring that the person resides at the address and the affidavit or affirmation must be accompanied by the utility account of such a person.
(c) In the case of a person who resides at an informal settlement or resides in a rural area a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor or local tribal authority confirming the postal and residential address of such person and or an affidavit confirming proof of residential address.
This regulation came into effect on 1 November 2015.
Scope of application
This regulation will apply to all the drivers of a motor vehicle and all persons registered on the eNaTIS or wish to make use of the eNaTIS services be it because they are holders of a valid South African driving licence or they are motor vehicle owners.
Non-compliance will result in non-receipt of important vehicle and driving licence renewal notices and any other road traffic related communique which are central to efficient communication with the eNaTIS users.
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