Johannesburg – A part of the eNatis website appears to have been “hacked”, according to a report on

However, Transport Department spokesperson Collen Msibi said this would not affect the functioning of the controversial electronic national transport information system (eNatis) licensing system.

“It’s nothing to write home about,” he said, adding that the department was investigating.

Sapa confirmed that when the “how do I” link on the website was clicked, the message “Sorry bro..anda terlambat. Patch By Tao. OK?!!.” appeared on a blank screen.

In May, the crashing of the eNatis system caused chaos in the licensing system and the fracas ended up in court when the department attempted to prevent Beeld newspaper from reporting on a confidential report about eNatis before it was presented to Parliament.

The newspaper won the case in the Pretoria High Court.