Sanral ‘is accountable to Dipuo Peters’

2014-09-17 14:14

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The national roads agency has said it could not make a presentation to the Gauteng e-tolls assessment panel because it was accountable and responsible to the shareholder – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

However, the South African National Roads Agency Limited, said it had sent an eight-page letter to Gauteng premier David Makhura prior to the start of the 15-member panel’s hearings and also requested a meeting with him before he set up a review panel.

“Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore unfortunate,” acting board chair Dudu Nyamane said.

The panel has been established to assess the socioeconomic effect that the Gauteng tolling system has had on motorists.

The public discussions are taking place at the Orlando Community Hall in Soweto.

Sanral was reportedly told by ANC officials not to attend the hearings. Peters has distanced herself from the panel and downplayed the role of the review.

“We do not take instructions from any political party as was recently reported in the media but from the shareholder and the relevant legislation governing Sanral. We are an implementing agency of government,” said Nyamane.

“We took a pro-active step and communicated our position on this matter.

“We also requested an audience with the premier to understand his position and exchange views on how, together, we can address the challenges of funding road infrastructure without it being at the expense of social infrastructure.”

She said the user-pays principle was a fair one that had made it possible to improve vital Gauteng roads.

Sanral’s road network was recognised world-wide as one of the best internationally, she said.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.