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Court to rule on e-tolling

2012-04-28 08:51

Cape Town - The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is to rule at 11:00 on Saturday on an urgent interdict to stop the implementation of the e-tolling system.

The application was brought by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa).

There are seven respondents, including the transport department, Sanral and the National Treasury. The Congress of SA Trade Unions has an observer present.

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) were also trying to establish what happened.

The implementation of the e-tolling system on Gauteng's highways was postponed for a month by the transport department and Sanral on Thursday.

The announcement was made after the ANC and Cosatu said they would ask the government for a month-long delay.

This was to "finalise regulations following input on regulatory and administrative issues from the public and interested stakeholders.

E-tolling was to have been implemented on 185km of highway in Johannesburg and Tshwane on Monday.

Comments
  • George - 2012-04-28 09:00

    Judge Bill will,hopefully rule without fear or favour and send a resounding message to SCAMRAL and their accomplices that SA people deserve fair and rational government. He might go further and order a full review of the gargantuan con to fleece the public of billions, indefinitely.

      JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-04-28 09:15

      Holding thumbs for the scrapping of E-Tolls!

  • Alien42063 - 2012-04-28 09:02

    "The announcement was made after the ANC and Cosatu said they would ask the government for a month-long delay." Uhm...the ANC IS the Government? WTF?? The ANC Developing Split Personality here...lol. Coo-coo's Nest Coo-coo's Nest!!

      Jason - 2012-04-28 09:15

      The save face is commencing.

  • Vic - 2012-04-28 09:09

    Sanral and ANC have shot themselves in the foot, because, by delaying the e-tolling for a month, proves that it's a total shambles, and they've played right into the hands of Outa. I'm confident the interdict will be granted.

  • Marion - 2012-04-28 09:10

    "The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) were also trying to establish what happened." There are three kinds of people (read that as company). Those who watch things happen, those who make things happen and those who wonder 'what happened'.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-28 09:38

      Snap! I had exactly the same thing going through my mind when I read this, Marion.

  • Jason - 2012-04-28 09:13

    Buy a Etag at your own risk. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-cries-foul-as-E-tag-money-deducted-20120427

  • Hat3d - 2012-04-28 09:21

    Today we find out if we really living in a Democratic South Africa

  • SA - 2012-04-28 09:33

    DOWN WITH E TOLL - WE WONT PAY

      Marion - 2012-04-28 09:37

      I was more than disappointed yesterday to learn that a relative by marriage had bought an eTag. NO TO eTAGS. NO TO eTOLLS.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-28 11:07

      Marion: e-divorce is the only option!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-28 09:43

    I hope it is not just another postponement, but total scrapping. Sanral can just go back to those Austrian guys and say : "Sorry, here are your thingies back. Our people don't want it" As far as the road itself is concerned, it can be paid for like it always has been done - through normal taxation.

      Vic - 2012-04-28 09:49

      Maser, I totally agree with you !

      Louw - 2012-04-28 10:58

      I wonder how many shares the Gov pension fund got in this Austrian company. Perhaps 100%

  • Peter - 2012-04-28 09:52

    FOR WHOM THE BELLS E-TOLLS. OPENING SOON ON A FREEWAY NEAR YOU. COME ON JUDGE, GIVE IT A GAGGA REVIEW/WE DONT NEED A BOX OFFICE HIT TO MAKE THE PRODUCERS RICH/WE NEED COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS ONLY.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-28 09:58

    There is more than e tolling we have to put a stop to in this country we must all stand together,it works.

  • Steve - 2012-04-28 10:09

    Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught Trapped by no track of hours for they hang suspended As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended Tolling for the aching whose wounds cannot be nursed For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing. Bob Dylan

  • mica.gogome - 2012-04-28 10:29

    To whom it may concern.Hey just stop this thing of e-tolling before we riot and sabotage.Nobody like it.It is affecting everyone.Even the lawyers,ministers,police and soldiers in their personal capacity.I know that u think you'll set them to the protestors but hey they will drag their feet when it comes to this one.Just stop it once and for all.

  • mica.gogome - 2012-04-28 10:29

    To whom it may concern.Hey just stop this thing of e-tolling before we riot and sabotage.Nobody like it.It is affecting everyone.Even the lawyers,ministers,police and soldiers in their personal capacity.I know that u think you'll set them to the protestors but hey they will drag their feet when it comes to this one.Just stop it once and for all.

  • jrheeder - 2012-04-28 10:49

    Looks like that clown the was thumbing everything down with fake accounts doesn't work on weekends..

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-28 10:50

    I hope The judges can not be bribed. I do not trust this government. I heard that they used our Pension money to build those things in Gauteng. I stay in Cape Town, hopefully they only used Pension money for Gauteng residents.

  • robqb - 2012-04-28 10:57

    Don't hold your breath, it might be postponed but NOT cancelled! The powers that be will milk us for as long as they can. They'll get this one going and then they'll have their eyes on the next spot for tolling. Surely the roads can be paid for, as they have been for all the years, through licence fees and fuel taxes. What happens to the income ,sales (vat) and, please, do not forget that about 50% of the price of a new car is tax. So please tell me what is happening to out taxes, at least the little that isn't being stolen?

  • Freddy - 2012-04-28 11:21

    If I were to to be appointed adviser to Judge Bill on the e-tolling & give SANRAL and Government a lecture on a new subject called "Crapology" how would you all feel? Besides I know some bridges in the Midrand area dating back to 1969 were replaced for safety reasons but e-tolling as a solution for financing the replacements is not an excuse.

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