The Society for Road Traffic Management [RTMC]which launched its online system to allow South Africans to renew their vehicle registration or driver’s license, encourages the public to use its services, despite being more expensive than some third-party systems.
The RTMC reported that more than 1,300 people have successfully completed online transactions since the system went live.
The Department for Transport has indicated that the March 31 deadline, introduced to compensate for the closure of driving test centers during the hard lockdown, will no longer be extended.
South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said motorists driving beyond that date with expired licenses could face fines and possible prosecution.
To use RTMC’s new service, drivers must:
- Log in NaTIS platform
- Select “Show Engine Extensions”
- Choose the license disc/car
- Enter card data from the respective bank and pay
Once payment is made, drivers have the choice of having the license plate disc sent by courier to the address of their choice, or having it printed out at the nearest driver’s license testing office.
What you need to renew
Most third-party renewal procedures and traditional procedures require motorists to provide:
- a license disc,
- a copy of your ID
- proof of address [no older than 3 months]
- Approval letters if you are applying for someone else
When registering for companies, all of the above are required, as well as a certificate of registration number.
Third Party Offers
To help people avoid long lines, companies have turned vehicle license renewals into a business. Online systems like Chatback do not require any physical interaction with humans at all, but they come at a price. Delivery fees vary depending on the third party carrier, with the South African Postal Service offering the lowest rates due to its wide network of couriers.
All costs shown in the table below are added to the actual government mandated license plate renewal fees, which are unique to each vehicle’s weight.
Here are some other places where you can get a license without visiting a branch. Days refer to working days
|chatback||GP, WM, KZN, NW, FS||max 10||R300 service charge [R350 for Free State]||R110**||R460|
|Pick n Pay||All||max 10||R250 administration fee||R99||R349|
|Sorted||GP, WM||2 to 7||R300 service charge||Incl.||R300|
|easy to renew||KZN, GP||max 10||R8.50 per direct debit order transaction |
R188 per vehicle payable monthly OR
Annual EFT of R250 per vehicle
|renew online||GP, LP||3+||R95 administration fee||R115||R210|
|License Za||GP, LP, FS, NW||2 to 4||R207 service charge |
(Larger fleets have negotiable prices)
|MotorHero||All||max 7||R199 service charge||Incl.||R199|
|FNB Nav||All||~10||R199 service charge||Incl.||R199|
|Wesbank||All when funded by First Rand||~10||R199 service charge |
(Free with On-Road Protect)
|NaTIS||All||3||R72 service charge||R99||R171|
|PayCity||GP, WM||5 to 12||R72 service charge||R99||R171|
|SA Post Office||All**||3||R72 service charge plus any penalties||R75||R147|
* Paperless email delivery available. Shipping costs apply for the delivery of the original
** Excluding WC and select districts in NW and MP
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