E-tolls must be scrapped not “reviewed”

The pronouncement by Transport Minister, Joe Maswanganyi, that the failed E-tolls scheme will be “reviewed” is a welcome change from his predecessor Minister Pieters, but a “review” is simply not good enough. The call that the ANC government should be making is for the user-pay scheme to be completely scrapped.…

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Only 30% of E-toll invoices paid

In response to a Democratic Alliance Written Parliamentary Question, it has been established that between April 2015 and March 2017, on average, 70% of invoices issued by SANRAL, relating to the E-tolls scheme, have gone unpaid. This translates to only 30% of road users paying their E-tolls bills. The attached table paints…

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SANRAL must innovate not prosecute

  The South African Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has finally admitted that due to non-compliance, the system of e-Tolling that it implemented in Gauteng has not successfully generated the revenue it needs to upgrade road networks, and in future, will have to look to alternative models of funding.   Since…

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