SAs eNaTIS chaos over

source: IOL

Sibusiso Ngalwa
May 24 2007 at 09:23AM

The worst was over and the new eNaTIS traffic system was running smoothly, Transport Department Director-General Mpumi Mpofu told MPs on Wednesday.

Mpofu and Minister Jeff Radebe appeared before parliament’s Transport portfolio committee to explain eNaTIS’s problems.

The system has been dogged by glitches since its launch, leading to massive backlogs in vehicle registrations and long queues of dissatisfied customers at testing centres around the country. Motorists could not register their vehicles or renew their licences.

But on Wednesday Mpofu announced that eNaTIS was not only running smoothly, but was the most “sophisticated” system of its kind in the world.

She assured the committee that the worst was over since the intervention on May 8 to install additional database servers to strengthen the system’s capacity. The system now processes transactions twice as fast as the old one.

It was now operating at an average rate of 619 000 transactions a day, Radebe told the [continue reading]

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