MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 15
Article views: 1058
Latest Badges:

View all MonkInsane's badges.

E-Tolls, It will be the end of all hope.

09 January 2014, 15:24
I hear a lot of stories about people being threatened with vandalism because they bought E-Tags, and I find these absolutely appalling.

No one has the right to Vandalise anyone's property because of the fact that they bought an E-Tag. Believe me , the hell that SANRAL's billing system will cause them is punishment enough.

Well, I do not support vandalism simply because someone bought an E-Tag. Don't get me wrong, I strongly believe that anyone who decides to get tagged is insane.

All you have to do to see why it is a horrible idea is browse HelloPeter for SANRAL complaints and see the misery and frustration SANRAL's incompetence has caused.

I fully intend to pay my Toll bill as soon as I receive a detailed invoice in the post, listing every single gantry pass I made with photographic evidence for every single gantry pass. Short of that I will refuse to pay as I have no way of ascertaining whether the amount owed is accurate.

I will never register with SANRAL, as their T's & C's are bloody ridiculous, and I believe the whole E-Tolling system to be unconstitutional, and detrimental to the welfare of the people of South Africa.

It will cause the price of basic necessities to sky-rocket, which will lead to more unemployment, which in turn leads to more money spent on welfare projects, which in turn will lead to more money being allocated from funds that were supposed to go towards road maintenance and other essential projects.

The whole thing is a disaster in the making, and the powers that be does not seem to care about the damage they cause. All they see is the dollar signs in front of their eyes, not caring about how their decisions affect the people they are supposed to govern.

If E-Tolls are not stopped, it will be the beginning of the end for South Africa. Thing will spiral downwards, until there is nothing left but another flat-broke, African country where poverty, starvation and death is the daily norm.

Please people, let's stand together and stop this madness, we - the people of South Africa are burdened enough, we don't need another TAX to pay. And to add insult to injury - a TAX with VAT added on top of it.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mouth watering rugby ahead.

I must agree that England's demise was mostly due to a horrible pool and surely as hosts they should have had an easier path to the quarter finals. Read more...

0 comments 15 views
Submitted by
Adrian Ciesielski
Strategic Disruption

There is, for some reason, an attraction to falling in line, following the rules, and playing this business game by the books. If you want to be an agent for change within the company, and let them know that you are not just a minion, be disruptive. Read more...

0 comments 453 views
Submitted by
Charles Coombes
Non-Zero Gravity

This is in reply to Zero Gravity While it is good to see someone thinking about these things I feel that I have to correct a few misconceptions that are in the above article. Read more...

0 comments 164 views
Submitted by
Bongani Mahlangu
Cognitive Dissonance in South Afr...

I have been hearing a lot about "Cognitive Dissonance" lately and I had experienced it talking to certain individuals within a certain party. I had to read more about it. I came across a quotation that says, "Any fool can despise what he cannot understand or comprehend." Read more...

0 comments 157 views
Dirty Business(man)

Have you noticed the sharp increase in “businessmen” in the news lately? Read more...

0 comments 1447 views
Submitted by
Mohammed Parak
Life Doesn't have to be a Zero su...

We have been taught that life is like sharing a cake. When one party gets a larger slice, the others get less. For one team to win the other has to lose.  Read more...

0 comments 126 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.