Trade union Cosatu has slammed the government for developing projects like the Gautrain and bicycle lanes for whites, while poor black people spend up to a third of their income on transport.
A High Court ruling in favour of the City of Cape Town has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal, which means no e-Tolls for the Mother City… for now.
We need to find new ways to think about South African cities as drivers of innovation and growth. E-tolls should be a live option in the future city landscape. An implacable opposition, of the kind offered by OUTA, might not ultimately be that helpful.
The Freedom Front Plus has some good news for those of you who’ve been receiving e-toll bills… they’re all illegally issued.
In preparation for the ruling party’s fourth National General Council, internal discussions and research have revealed that rampant corruption and Gauteng’s e-tolling system are costing them votes.
Following Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments that drivers won’t be able to renew their licences unless all outstanding e-toll fees are paid in full; some clever folks took a look at how you can deal with this problem when confronted with it.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have rejected the move to link e-toll fees to the renewal of motor vehicle licenses, saying the ANC has given us a “dompas to move from one place to the other”.
SANRAL, whose sole purpose it is to MAKE money, is getting a bailout of billions according to the DA’s Manny de Freitas.
In 2014 they produced it, then they pulled it. But in 2015, it’s amazing what you can get your hands on with a Woolworths food hamper and a disgruntled civil servant. Only in Safferland.
Anthrax scares may give a little more satisfaction than slamming down the phone on the SANRAL hotline, but is this lurch towards dirty tricks a good thing for democracy?
While motorists complain of ‘the gantry who stole Christmas’, the rage against the e-tolling machine goes much deeper than cost and inconvenience. Will motorists, churches, labour and opposition parties manage to catalyse themselves into sustained resistance, or are e-tolls really a fait accompli?
Jacob Zuma’s latest gaffe appears to disparage Malawians and African thinking, sending the Presidency into spin mode to contain speculation that those who oppose e-tolling in Gauteng are insufficiently patriotic in the President’s eyes