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City licensed more than 1,3 million vehicles in less than six months<p>​</p><p>The City is looking at all options within its power to assist motorists during this extraordinary time. Discussions on ways to increase Natis terminals and infrastructure continue with the Western Cape Government and the National authorities. </p><p>‘Some options that we have already started implementing is the opening of another customer service office in a shopping mall in Lansdowne, in addition to the Promenade Mall and Table Bay Mall offices. The City is also looking to expand capacity in its Kraaifontein office. This would positively impact operations and lead to more transactions at that office. </p><p>‘The City has requested the lead licensing authority, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), to provide additional Natis terminal and printer capacity so that City staff can deal with the increased volumes of online renewal transactions. This will speed up the time taken to process online transactions and will encourage members of the public to follow the online route, which is safer and more convenient.</p><p>‘Importantly, COVID-19 will continue to have a material impact on our operations. We will continue to have unplanned and sudden office openings and closures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. The COVID-19 regulations will continue to affect staff complements at times and we will continue to experience the intermittent national system problems that we have seen over the past year. These problems affect the City’s service delivery, but are unfortunately not within our control.</p><p>‘The dedicated City staff will continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to assist customers. We ask motorists to please be proactive: check the expiry date on their licence discs, and start the renewal process at least a month or two in advance of their due date or within the grace period. This will make a huge difference to all and enable motorists to successfully apply for their licences online via e-Services. </p><p>‘We thank our customers for their support and understanding in what continues to be a trying time for all,’ said the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson. </p><p><strong>July/August 2021 peak </strong><br>The City expects a July/August 2021 peak in renewals, as many licences will expire on 31 August 2021, with a due date of 22 September 2021. This is due to the COVID-19 lockdown extension given to motorists whose motor vehicle licences expired in March, April and May 2020.</p><p><strong>Tips </strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Customers are reminded that fines are nationally determined and the City may not unilaterally write off fines.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please plan for a turnaround time of approximately four weeks currently from application to receipt of the licence when applying online via e-Services. This is due to high volumes, but the City hopes that the plans that are under way will help to reduce the turnaround time in the future. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please plan ahead. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The length of queues at motor licensing offices have been reducing in general. However, it may still seem long due to the social distancing and other COVID-19 measures that are in place. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">If customers must visit a customer office in person, please remember that there is COVID-19 screening at the entrances and a limited number of customers are allowed in at a time due to COVID-19 regulations. Social distancing is required and must be adhered to and masks are compulsory. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Motorists only need their ID for motor vehicle licensing and registration renewals.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">To check customer office operating hours, please visit the Operations and Service Notifications document on the City’s website. The City communicates COVID-19 operational updates as fast as possible on CTAlerts on Twitter. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Motorists are reminded that they are not allowed to drive an unlicenced vehicle or a vehicle where a valid licence disc is not displayed.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Motorists are further reminded to update their cell phone numbers and email addresses when applying and paying for their licences online and at licensing offices as they will be receiving renewal reminders via their cell phones or email addresses.</div></li></ul><p><strong>Contacts</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">To register for e-Services visit: <a href="https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/irj/portal" target="_blank">https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/irj/portal</a></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">For motor vehicle registration and licensing assistance: <a href="mailto:Vehicle.Licence@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">Vehicle.Licence@capetown.gov.za</a></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">For customers who have experienced difficulties with the motor vehicle renewal and licensing online transactions: <a href="mailto:Help.Uces@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">Help.Uces@capetown.gov.za</a></div></li></ul><p><strong>For account and City-rental payments:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Online: <a href="http://www.easypay.co.za/" target="_blank">www.Easypay.co.za</a> or <a href="http://www.powertime.co.za/" target="_blank">www.powertime.co.za</a></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">EFTs: Select the City as a bank-listed beneficiary. Use only your nine-digit municipal account number as reference</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Retailers: Shoprite, Checkers, USave, Pick n Pay, PEP, Ackermans, Lewis, Top It Up, Woolworths and selected Spar shops </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">ATM: contact your bank to add the City as an ATM beneficiary</div></li></ul><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-02-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#abd530b5-bba0-4a32-b315-40d6900e0c39;L0|#0abd530b5-bba0-4a32-b315-40d6900e0c39|vehicle licence;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#141b4948-7e88-4e36-b6f8-3cd8a788d733;L0|#0141b4948-7e88-4e36-b6f8-3cd8a788d733|Licence10

 

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