Traffic backs up on Johannesburg’s N1 North. Picture: Russell Roberts/Financial Mail
Traffic backs up on Johannesburg’s N1 North. Picture: Russell Roberts/Financial Mail

Tasima is doing everything possible to hang on to the lucrative eNatis contract and has asked the Supreme Court of Appeal Judge President Mandisa Maya for the court to reconsider its application for leave to appeal a High Court in Pretoria judgment that ordered the company to immediately hand over the system to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

This is one of several court actions the firm has embarked upon to reverse adverse court rulings regarding its control of the eNatis system that registers motor vehicle licences, motor vehicle registration, roadworthiness and driving licences, among other things.

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi estimates that his department will save R30m a month once the RTMC takes over control of eNatis.

The Sunday Independent reported that Tasima’s lawyer Vlad Movshovich asked Judge Maya in a letter last week to set aside the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal that dismissed Tasima’s application for leave to appeal. The letter also asks her to appoint new judges to consider the application afresh.

Tasima applied for leave to appeal against an April judgment in the High Court in Pretoria that instructed the company to hand over the eNatis system to the RTMC immediately.

On June 1, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Tasima’s application for leave to appeal the ruling, saying there was no reasonable prospect of success of an appeal.

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