Cosatu may adopt campaign to disband Sanral

2014-05-22 11:10

Cosatu in Gauteng is worried about the extension of the e-tolling system to KwaZulu-Natal, the trade union federation said.

It proved that the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) planned to roll out the system to the entire country, Congress of SA Trade Unions Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile said today.

“The recent announcement that the system will be introduced on the N3 and the N2 reaffirms Sanral’s commitment to expand the system across the country.”

At its next central executive committee meeting, Cosatu will call for the adoption of a campaign to disband Sanral, he said.

“We cannot afford to donate the revolution to right-wing forces as a result of state agencies which are driven by a profit motive.”

He said the struggle to eradicate e-tolling was not over and the efforts to fight it would be redoubled.

Yesterday, Sanral said that KwaZulu-Natal would have e-tolls by November.

Unlike in Gauteng, it will not be an additional toll but an alternative means of collecting existing tolls, said Sanral’s eastern region manager Logashri Sewnarain.

The e-tolling system will be implemented at the existing Mariannhill Toll Plaza on the N3 and the Oribi Toll Plaza near Port Shepstone on the N2.

The current method of paying tolls at booths at Oribi and Mariannhill will be maintained, but additional lanes will be added and vehicles with e-tags will be able to go through the new e-toll lanes.

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