Q: What is a Registration and VIN number?

A: Every vehicle in South Africa has a registration number (reg number); this is what appears on the number plate of the vehicle. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17 digit alpha numeric number that is found on your licence disc holder or in your service book of your car.

Q: Who is eNatis?

A:  The National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) is the official register for all vehicles, driving licences and contraventions.

Q: What is the difference between year of manufacture and year of first registration?

A: The year of manufacture is the year the car was manufactured, as opposed to the year that it is first registered on eNa TIS. IE. The car might have been made in October 2010, but you bought it new in January 2011. That makes the year of first registration as 2011, but the year of manufacture is 2010.

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