Recently Justice Project South Africa has been dealing with a high volume of queries from members of the public who have been affected by administrative blocks on NaTIS which prevent licensing transactions.
While the South African Post Office is spreading mass panic by telling people that they can’t renew their licence disc “because a warrant of arrest has been issued”, neither this nor the tactics employed by licensing authorities where they tell people they must pay all of their traffic fines in order to get their disc is typically true. Continue reading
Road Traffic Offences for which your driving licence MUST be suspended
On a monthly basis, we receive a mountain of enquiries from people who have been informed that they are to be summoned to appear in court on “No Admission of Guilt” (NAG) matters and it is becoming untenable to reply to each and every enquiry repeating what is mostly a standard response. For this reason, we have decided to put this web page up so everyone comes to understand the seriousness of these matters and hopefully avoids falling foul of the law. Continue reading
Important advisory regarding summonses issued under the Criminal Procedure Act.
Issued by Justice Project South Africa (NPC) in the interests of public awareness
Authored by Howard Dembovsky
Next to actually going to jail, incurring a criminal record is one of the most serious things that can happen to anyone. It is part of the deterrent factor that laws and law enforcement tries to project in order to instil and maintain law and order.
But when people incur criminal records on an arbitrary, wholesale basis because they have been misled into believing that the “responsible thing to do” is to pay their traffic fines, a grotesque perversion and miscarriage of justice can be the only result. Continue reading