The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ordered that the management of SA’s Electronic National Traffic Information System (e-Natis) be handed back to the government from private operator Tasima by the end of the year. The long-running dispute over eNatis has sucked in former transport minister Sbu Ndebele, who was recently recalled from his posting as the country’s High Commissioner to Australia. Ndebele, who was the political head of the department when this happened, is accused of receiving more than R10m in bribes from Tasima and is due to appear in the Commercial Crimes Court in December. The system enables the department to regulate and administer the licensing of all vehicles‚ learner drivers and drivers’ licences‚ vehicle roadworthiness tests as well as the general implementation of the road traffic legislation. The Constitutional Court on Wednesday found that a five-year extension won by Tasima to run the system from 2010 was unlawful, ordering that it be handed over to the R...

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