Pretoria speed cameras have been non-operational for more than a year as no service provider has been appointed to process fines. Two companies administering road traffic fines to over 500 company fleets in Gauteng said that only hand written fines were being filed on National Traffic Information Systems (Natis).
Tshwane Metro Police Department (TPMD) had not loaded any camera fines for speed infringements on the Natis since 1 July 2021. Worse, the authorities can’t process the outstanding fines once a suitable service provider is contracted. According to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, fine notices must be issued within 40 days of the infringement.
Failure to do so means the authorities no longer have the right to collect payments of these fines, costing municipalities millions. TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said that his department is still looking into resolving the issue.
The estimated loss in revenue from uncollected fines was worth millions.