Bold new plan to collect fines

NELSON Mandela Bay’s traffic boss, Hamilton Totoyi, has unveiled an ambitious plan to bolster the city’s efforts to collect money owed from traffic fines, which includes procuring the services of a call centre to track down motorists.

The municipality battles to recover millions of rand in outstanding fines every year due to staff shortages.

The city is owed more than R140-million in traffic fines, but it can only act once warrants of arrest on the fines have been issued. – Rochelle de Kock

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