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RTMC unveils online payment services in an effort to curb fraud

NO MORE queues. No more clutching the straws as the Road Traffic Management Corporation launches an online payment services.

The long awaited online has been hailed as a ‘gateway’ for renewal of driver and vehicle services in the country.

According to the minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, the online services is governments’ way of fixing the controversial and unreliable driver’s license system, he told guests at the launch held at the Sandton Convention Center on Thursday.

“The service will serve the nation good in the long term and the security measures of the system are up to date so that it combats fraud,” says Mbalula.

The launch is long overdue and the system is operational and its a pilot project, says the Minister, who came in very late having attended the funeral of the popular entertainment reporter Kuli Roberts in Benoni.

“You can go online on Transport.co.za and you will be linked straight to where you can access the system. You can apply for a renewal of your drivers licence, vehicle disk as well as pay online,” says the Minister.

Mbalula also promised (old tired record as the saying goes) that Gvt will work hard in addressing the controversial e-toll saga and potholes that are mushrooming all over the country.

“If it were me, I would have dealt with the e-toll matter, finish & klaar. It would have been dead and buried but due to legislations and proclamations, it’s a daunting task, he said.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and its service partner FNB will roll-out the digital service nationally.

Sipho Silinda, FNB CEO-Public Sector Banking said as the bank, they’re honoured for having been trusted to partner in improving access to services for the people of the country.

 “As a result, we’re pleased to partner with RTMC to make this online service possible and accessible to motorists. This payment gate-way, which is enabled by FNB, will help motorists across the country register, renew, and pay for their licenses disk through NaTIS online platform,” says Silinda.

“The timing of this initiative coincides with the rising demand for digital services in several areas of society. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated growth in the digital and e-Commerce sectors, with more customers preferring to shop and access essential services online.

By adding a digital payment option for motorists RTMC reduces its cash-handling risks and improves safety of our customers, says the CEO.

Various MECs of Transport from other provinces graced the launch.

From a click of a button and safety of your home- now you can be a legalised motorist(s) on the road!

For more visit www.transport.co.za

Image Mdu Mphahlele (From left- RTMC CE, Adv Makhosini Msibi, Sipho Silinda, FNB CEO-Public Sector Banking, MEC for transport Limpopo, Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, MEC transport NW Sello Lehari and unidentified guest at the launch in Sandton).

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