eNatis… Sounds insignificant doesn’t it? But, if there’s anything you need to know about owning a car or before buying a new or used car, it’s having knowledge about what eNatis is.


eNatis is formally known as the National Traffic Information System. (NaTIS) The system has been implemented by South Africa’s National Department of Transport for the purpose of using strategic state resources as a way to improve the country’s existing transport infrastructure management.
What is NaTIS?
NaTIS is essentially a national register and asset, which records and enforces all the requirements of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) and National Road Traffic Act (NRTA). The National Department of Transport views the system “as a key resource to provide effective road traffic management”.
Important aspects of the NaTIS include:

  • The registration and licensing of vehicles.
  • Applications for and authorizations of driving and learner’s license.
  • Ensures that the stolen vehicle details are communicated.
  • Prevents the fraudulent re-registration of stolen vehicles.
  • Records safety decisions provided by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), who ensures that only vehicles meeting SA’s safety standards are allowed to be registered within the country.

So, what is eNaTIS
Thanks to the Digital Age, the country’s Traffic Department was able migrate the system for online usage, through high-end technology suited with various system enhancements such as:

  • Specialised transactions: Via the Internet and automated teller machines.
  • Administrative adjudication of road traffic offences system.
  • Administrative adjudication of online registration of vehicles by financial establishments.

How will I benefit from the eNaTIS?

  • Users receive real-time info about fraud happenings within the automotive industry.
  • Removes identity fraud through the implementation of a fingerprint system.
  • Up-to-date technology at hand and suited with system enhancements.
  • Road traffic services can be easily accessed through ATMs and the Internet.
  • eNaTIS uses top notch functionality that’s not included in the NaTIS – New driving license booking system validates testing centres, examiners, appointments and officials, in order to prevent the extortion of cash from the public.
  • Use of the eNaTIS over the web ensures a ‘people first’ (“Batho Pele”) strategy.
  • All infringements are positioned within the eNaTIS database, where traffic fine payments are concerned.
  • Electronic tagging of documents to remove fraudulent vehicle licenses, driving licenses and registration certificates.
  • Controls upfront documents

Looking to apply for a driving license? Need to register your car? Are you the new owner of a new or second hand vehicle? Interested in getting your learner’s license in order to eventually pursue your driving license?
CarZar has done some research on South Africa’s eNaTIS system and brings you the necessary information to help you find your way around the automotive industry. Click on the application link below, to download the application form most appropriate to your vehicle transaction needs:

Removing the hassle in trying to figure out the documents required to ensure the successful processing of each application by your nearest National Traffic Department, CarZar.co.za has put a together a list of all the documents required to ensure you don’t have to turn back for a forgotten documents. Check if you have the following documentation.
Registration of a new vehicle:
Completed RLV application form
-Acceptable identification of the title holder and owner (if necessary)
-A certificate issued by the manufacturer or importer of the motor vehicle on the official stationery of such manufacturer or importer OR the registration certificate (form RC1) issued to the manufacturer, builder or importer when they registered the vehicle into stock for the first time.
-Prescribed fees
For more information about vehicle registering a new motor vehicle or Change of Ownership, read:
Bought a New Car? Here’s to How to Register It
Change of Owner or Titleholder Particulars for a vehicle
Registration of a used vehicle:
-Completed RLV application form
-Acceptable identification of the title holder and owner (if necessary)
-Registration certificate from the title holder
-Prescribed fees
Depending on your particular circumstance, you may be required to submit:
-A mass measuring certificate – if the tare has changed.
-Go through a police clearance process and completed RPC form, before registration – if the vehicle chassis number is incorrect on the eNaTIS.
-Proof of the right to be a registered title holder of the vehicle – for example, an invoice, sales agreement or alternative proof.
Registration of an imported vehicle:
-Completed MVR1A or RLV  application form
-South African ID; ID issued by foreign country; or traffic register number certificate
-Incorporation or name change certificate issued under the Companies Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a company.
-Founding statement or name change certificate issued under the Close Corporations Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a close corporation.
-Documents related to the licensing and registration of a vehicle – if the vehicle is registered outside the RSA.
-SAPS clearance of the vehicle – this will only be issued after your registering authority has issued a referral, after which the vehicle registration certificate then has to be presented to SAPS.
-Letter of Authority issued by SABS
-Proof of compliance with the regulations and procedures of the Custom and Excise Division of SARS – you can receive this from SARS.
-Prescribed fees
Registration of a vehicle built-up using different parts:
-Completed RLV application form
-South African ID; ID issued by foreign country; or traffic register number certificate
-Incorporation or name change certificate issued under the Companies Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a company.
-Founding statement or name change certificate issued under the Close Corporations Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a close corporation.
-Affidavit on the SOA form – this has to state the vehicle parts used and the person from which you retrieved the parts, as well as the receipts of the purchase or donation.
-Deregistration certificate or affidavit – if you built the vehicle from a one that was permanently unfit for use and has been deregistered. If submitting an affidavit, contact your registering authority regarding the level of detail required.
-SAPS clearance of the vehicle – this will only be issued after your registering authority has issued a referral, after which the vehicle registration certificate then has to be presented to SAPS.
-Mass measuring certificate
-Prescribed fees
Acquire a motor vehicle from the estate of a deceased; or acquire a vehicle previously repossessed:
Completed MVR1A or RLV  application form
-South African ID; ID issued by foreign country; or traffic register number certificate
-Incorporation or name change certificate issued under the Companies Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a company.
-Founding statement or name change certificate issued under the Close Corporations Act – if you’re registering the vehicle to a close corporation.
-if the vehicle was acquired from the estate of a deceased person: A document (letter of Executorship and a letter from the appointed executor of the estate stating the right of ownership) substantiating the circumstance under which the vehicle was required.
-If the vehicle was previously repossessed: A court order or voluntary surrender document signed by the vehicle owner. Alternatively,the title holder can submit an affidavit if the vehicle owner refuses to complete the voluntary surrender document.
Types of identification required during the application process:
In order, natural person require:

  1. A South African Identification Document book
  2. A temporary South African Identification Document certificate
  3. A South African passport – issued to a South African citizen only
  4. A driving licence card issued by a South African DLTC
  5. An Identification Document issued by a foreign country – for non-residence of South Africa
  6. A traffic register number certificate

In order, organisations require:

  1. Company: Enterprise certificate issued by CIPRO
  2. Close corporation: Enterprise certificate issued by CIPRO
  3. A traffic register number certificate

Traffic register number certificates are issued by a registering authority upon application, based on:

  • Constitution documents
  • Valid foreign passport or other travel documents

Application for a Learner’s License:
-Completed LL1 application form
-2 identical driving license photos
-Prescribed fees
Application for a Driving License:
-Completed DL1 application form
-South African ID
-Existing driving license (if necessary)
-4 identical driving license photos
-Prescribed fees
Replacement or Renewal of a South African Driving License for applicants within the borders of the Republic of South Africa:
-Completed DL1 application form
-ID and certified copy of ID
-4 identical ID photos
-Prescribed card issuing fees
If unable to retrieve the driving license card in person at the Driving License Testing Centre, this application must accompany:
-ID and Certified ID copy of the collector
-Affidavit – state why you won’t be able to collect the card in person; and list the name and ID number of the collector. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, the affidavit also has to state the circumstance preventing the collection of the card in person.
-Certified ID copy of the applicant
For more information about renewing a motor vehicle license, read:
Has your License Expired? Have it Renewed!
Renewal of a South African Driving License for applicants outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa:
-Completed DL1 application form
-ID and certified copy of ID
-4 identical ID photos
-Prescribed card issuing fees
If unable to retrieve the driving license card in person at the Driving License Testing Centre, this application must accompany:
-ID and Certified ID copy of the collector
-Affidavit – state why you won’t be able to collect the card in person; and list the name and ID number of the collector. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, the affidavit also has to state the circumstance preventing the collection of the card in person.
-Certified ID copy of the applicant
For more information about renewing a motor vehicle license, read:
Has your License Expired? Have it Renewed!
If residing outside RSA borders and your driving license card has expired, stolen or lost, and are unable to return to the RSA for a renewal:
-Confirmation letter from the Road Traffic Management Corporation including RSA ID number and postal address.
-You can use the above letter to convert the license into a foreign driving license in your current residential country.
Application to Convert Foreign License to a South African License:
-ID and certified ID copy
-4 ID photos
-Current foreign driving license
-Proof of permanent South African residence
-Proof that you were not permanently resident in South Africa at the issued date of your license or permit.
-Letter of translation of the license by a competent authority (if necessary)
-Confirmation from a Driving License Issuing Authority that your driving license is still valid.
-In case of an IDP, the driving license
-Prescribed card fees
Application for a Professional Driving Permit:
-Completed PD1 application form
-ID
-2 identical photos
-Driving license
-Training certificate (if applicable)
-Medical certificate
-Any other already-held Professional Driving Permit or Public Driving Permit
-Prescribed fees
If you require further assistance or information about eNaTIS, NaTIS, or about the application process, documents required or simply service centre directions, you can contact the relevant provincial Department of Transport for more details.
CarZar has done some research on who to contact and where to go.
WHO TO CONTACT

  1. Administrative adjudication of road traffic offenses: Deals with the administrative adjudication of road traffic offenses (AARTO).
  2. Provincial Representatives: eNaTIS: Provincial representatives for the eNaTIS system. Only select the representative for the province where you’re residing.
  3. Fraud and Corruption: Deals with eNaTIS system fraud and corruption issues.
  4. Vehicle Queries: Contact the registering authority where the application and communicate with the Provincial Representative.
  5. Driving Licence Queries: General: Contact your application testing centre and communicate “general driving license” queries with the provincial representatives.
  6. Driving Licence Queries: International: Deals with international driving licence queries.
  7. Information Security: Deals with eNaTIS system information security issues.
  8. National Call Centre eNaTIS (USERS ONLY): Do not deal with public queries – only for eNaTIS users.
  9. Department of Transport: Various functionaries regarding the eNaTIS system Transport Department.
  10. Webmaster (website issues ONLY): Webmaster only dealies with queries related to the eNaTIS website and its use.

WHERE TO GO
CarZar.co.za provides the contact details of the relevant provincial Department of Transport.
GAUTENG:
Contact 0860 428 836 or visit http://www.gssc.gpg.gov.za/
WESTERN CAPE:
Contact 0860 142 142 or visit http://www.capegateway.gov.za/
EASTERN CAPE:
Visit the website for the latest contact number – http://www.ectransport.gov.za/
FREE STATE:
Visit the website for the latest contact number – http://www.freetrans.gov.za/
KWAZULU-NATAL:
Contact 033 395 1800 or visit http://www.kzntransport.gov.za/
LIMPOPO:
Visit the website for the latest contact number – http://www.ldrt.gov.za/
MPUMALANGA:
Visit the website for the latest contact number – http://www.mpumalanga.gov.za/
NORTH WEST:
Visit the website for the latest contact number – http://www.nwpg.gov.za/transport/default.asp
NORTHERN CAPE:
Contact 053 802 5527/28/30 or visit http://www.northern-cape.gov.za/

 

You can also renew your vehicle license at your nearest South African Post Office branch. For more details, visit http://www.sapo.co.za
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The above information was retrieved from www.enatis.com.The above information is therefore simply a guide and do not change any laws, rules and regulations, as stipulated in the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS), National National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) and National Road Traffic Act (NRTA).

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