Tasima & Transport Dept due in ConCourt over eNatis dispute
The dispute is about whether the five-year contract granted to Tasima from 2010 to 2015 is valid.
JOHANNESBURG - A legal dispute between Tasima, the custodians of the Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNatis), and the Transport Department is expected to be heard in the Constitutional Court this morning.
The dispute relates to the validity of the five-year contract granted to Tasima from 2010 to 2015.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and transport MECs from all nine provinces are expected to be in court this morning to hear legal arguments on the legality of the contract, which gives Tasima the right to continue operating eNatis.
The matter was first heard in the High Court of Pretoria in June last year. At the time, the court filed in favour of the department.
eNatis was in the process of being transferred from Tasima to the department, but it's been embroiled in an extensive legal battle after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein ruled in favour of Tasima in December.
The system is the official register of all vehicles, driving licences, contraventions and accidents in South Africa.