Govt set for final talks on tolls

2012-09-22 14:00
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Johannesburg - Government will next week meet with various interested parties for a final round of talks on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, the office of the presidency said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Thabo Masebe said the first of the meetings would see government holding talks with the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) at the Union Buildings on Tuesday.

"Government will use these meetings to respond to the issues that were raised by the stakeholders and to put on the table the way forward."

He said government had taken into account the public's concerns about the cost of e-tolling and would respond to the complaints next week.

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court ruled that an interim order granted by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in April, which put the project on hold, be set aside.

It concluded that the high court had not considered the separation of powers between the high court and the executive.

- SAPA
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