After five years of misery on the roads, e-tolls are facing an uncertain future. DA-supported protesters have made their voices heard.
With just 25% of drivers bothering to pay for the e-tolls, Gauteng Deputy Chair Panyaza Lefusi says that the funding model is set for a change.
SANRAL has requested assistance from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to allow garnishee orders to recover e-tolls debts.
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says e-tolls are staying put.
There’s a stark message for the majority of motorists who aren’t paying their e-tolls: Cough up, or face years of gridlocked roads.
Could the frequently-spiralling petrol price in South Africa soon hit a maximum limit? It seems the government are looking to cap fuel costs.
Sick of e-tolls? Well, the streets of Pretoria are the place to be on Friday. OUTA is leading protest action against the “grossly-ineffective” system.
Gigaba could be going, whereas Moyane is gone. There’s also a surprise rand recovery and more on SAA’s future in Friday’s South African news today wrap.
Shadow Transport Minister Manny de Freitas has accused the government of a “cover-up” for allegedly attempting to plough billions more into e-tolls.
In the South African news today wrap, we look at the Julius Malema and VBS links, whereas the trial of South Africa’s “ISIS followers” has been put on hold.
As mentioned in the budget speech, The government will persist with e-tolls, despite obvious operational failures over the years.
Did Sanral just snap? Their proposals to Parliament regarding e-toll payments have left SA motorists – and OUTA – furious.
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is showing no mercy.
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is diverting funds from other projects to keep e-tolls afloat.
Sanral have put their foot down with outstanding e-toll payments, and more rogue motorists are facing up to the consequences.
Seems like Gauteng is going to be stuck with e-tolls until the government can come up with a hefty amount of spare change.
The Transport Minister told SABC that there are no plans to do away with e-tolls.
Is the ANC all talk and no show?
The ANC says it will terminate e-tolls immediately and repurpose the monolithic gantries to fight Gauteng crime.
Right after David Makhura secured his position as the provincial chairman of the ANC in Gauteng, promises were made about ending e-tolls…
Toll roads can be an absolute pain. They’re quite the talking point in SA and now the latest price increases might not do the department of transport any favours.
Perhaps time to look at another strategy.
And the majority of motorists “don’t receive” those invoices.
When things are a bietjie kak, we know how to laugh at ourselves. Because sometimes, that’s all you can do.