The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Friday Telkom had cut off some services to the eNatis traffic system, meaning authorities would be unable to verify whether vehicle were stolen or issue licenses. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday approached the courts seeking an urgent handover of the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis) system from private company Tasima. RTMC says failure to hand the system over will result in chaos. Speaking on the sidelines of the hearing in the High Court in Pretoria, RTMC CE Makhosini Msibi said Telkom had cut all voice services on Friday morning. This has affected call centres and phones at testing centres. Telkom had indicated it was proceeding with  cutting all data services to the eNatis on Monday, Msibi said. This would mean fines would not be able to be issued, and motorists would not be able to renew vehicle or driver licences. But Judge Hans Fabricius said on Friday the complexity of the m...

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