Spokesperson for City of Tshwane Sipho Stuurman said that the metro is filing for a court interdict so that they can stop the protestors from disrupting city operations at booking centers. He refused claims that workers at the booking centers are unable to use the online booking system. He believes that the staff are competent, their trained to do their job and have been assisting people who want to do any documentation that is relating to their motor vehicle.
The part of the National Traffic Information system (NATIS) was implemented to try to reduce the queues at our operating Centre’s what it does is that it will schedule certain slots for clients who need services relating to their motor vehicle so it was designed to put an end to queues.
Peter Mokete from Mabopane, North of Pretoria is a driving school owner and instructor he said that the strike Mabopane Traffic department started on 22 February 2022, when the online booking system was introduced but when people login to book a slot there’s no date. They later asked the management of the booking center why they introduced the online booking system because black people don’t have smartphones and others are still poor they also don’t know how to use a phone.
Mokete further said that they have a problem that before they book a slot they a “protection fee “to someone who is responsible for data and they don’t get a date at the moment but someone is getting richer. They want the department to remove the online booking system and revert to walk-in system.
“The management of the booking center are also fed-up and they don’t know how to login themselves into this booking system which was introduced by a private company from Road traffic management Corporation not the government”. People are not paying bribes instead their going to driving schools to ask for assistance from driving school owners who then help them to get a date which sees the community thanking them by giving them incentive as a gift if appreciation.