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User pays

29 October 2012, 20:16
As the time approaches for the ‘final final’ deadline before the implementation of the e-tolls in Gauteng, one burning question occurs, given the constant use of the  ‘user pays’ principle. Our Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, has  said, many times, that the aforementioned principle is sacrosanct.

On that basis then, I would like an explanation as to  why we, the taxpayers, should be responsible for the enormous cost of President Zuma’s huge Nkandla complex, given the fact that we, the taxpayers, will not in actual fact be the end-users.  

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