The transport department is rolling out a new online booking system for licensing centers with a mission of ending long queues and corruption.
Plugging into the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS), the roll-out means that applicants can make an online booking for learner’s and driver’s license tests and to renew their driver’s licences. This is a project of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).
National transport minister, Blade Nzimande, and Gauteng roads and transport MEC, Ismail Vadi, oversaw the launch of the new system in Centurion, Pretoria. The system is being rolled out in all Gauteng licensing centers.
Applicants using the online system can make a booking from the comfort of their homes. They can choose the date, time and location of their test on the online system.
Here’s how it works and the live links to the system:
Navigate to the NaTIS website: https://online.natis.gov.za/#/
You will land on a home page that gives you option to choose:
- License Test (Learners)
- Driving License Test
- DL (Driving License) Card Renewal
- PrDP Application
Click on your choice and follow the directions:
- You will need to enter your personal details and these are confirmed you can select time and date for your appointment.
- For drivers license applicants can choose to either bring in eye tests from registered optometrists or do the eye-test at the center on the day of their appointment.
- Dates can be secured within three days.
The NaTIS home page should have features and looks along the following lines:
Nzimande said the new system should help in shortening long queues at testing stations. He said people have to take a day off from work in order to come to the licensing centers and spend the entire day on a queue for a service that takes 15 minutes.
He also said the new system will make a significant contribution towards eliminating corruption where some people charge for preferential treatment.
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