The Criminal Procedures Act, Act 55 of 1977, determines in Section 57, that an accused may without appearing in Court, admit guilt by paying the fine to the Clerk of the Court with jurisdiction. Upon doing this, the accused concerned, subject to the provisions of Section 57 (7), is deemed to have been convicted and sentenced by the Court in respect of the offence in question.
By electing to pay an admission of guilt, an accused waives several important procedural rights which such accused would have enjoyed at a trial, most notably the right to be sentenced only upon proof beyond reasonable doubt that the offence in question was committed.
Unpaid fines and warrants of arrest should be settled at the Pay Points of the Municipal Courts, or at any payment facility mentioned below.
Location of Pay Points
(1) Rudi Klopper Building
Frikkie Meyer Boulevard
(2) Newton Street
(3) Sebokeng Magistrates Court
Room AD 20
Payment Facility Service Providers
For your convenience, the Municipal Courts has also partnered with various payment facility service providers to enable you to pay your fines at any one of the following facilities mentioned below:
First National Bank
Customers may pay at any FNB ATM, via internet banking and cell phone banking by referring to the fine notice number.
Customers may pay at any Standard Bank ATM and via internet banking by referring to the fine notice number.
“Over the counter” payments could be made at any Standard Bank Branch country wide. The correct fine amount should be deposited into the Standard Bank account number 080488129, branch code 051001 with the 16 (sixteen) digits of the notice (fine) number as reference. Proof of payment MUST be faxed to (016) 931 3621 or 086 763 1246.
“Over the counter” payments could be made at any ABSA Branch country wide. The correct fine amount should be deposited into the ABSA account number 4076830782, branch code 632005 with the first 10 (ten) digits of the notice (fine) number as reference. Proof of payment MUST be faxed to (016) 931 3621 or 086 763 1246.
Internet payments directly into the bank account of Emfuleni Local Municipality by referring to the notice (ticket) number. See banking details of Standard Bank. Proof of payment MUST be faxed to (016) 931 3621 or 086 763 1246.
Payments could be done at any Checkers, Pick n Pay or Spar country wide subject thereto that the Pay@ logo appears on the notice to be paid.
Payments payable to Emfuleni Local Municipality can be mailed to PO Box 3, Vanderbijlpark, 1910. Please note that the notice (ticket) MUST accompany your payment. Cheques will NOT be accepted.
Viewing of fines
The public could register and view all their fines on the internet. Should they wish to settle any outstanding fines the following Website addresses could be used: www.paymyfines.co.za
The Municipal Courts Help Desk could also be approached for assistance at telephone number 0860 FINES 1 or 0860 346371.