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Taxis, buses to pay e-tolls for now

2012-04-24 10:49

Johannesburg - Minibus taxis and buses will have to pay e-tolls until regulations regarding exemptions are finalised, according to a report on Tuesday.

Business Report said regulations relating to toll exemptions had not been finalised, with the transport department only publishing the draft regulations for the exemption from e-tolls last week despite telling the minibus taxi industry they would be exempt from e-tolls last year.

On August 10, Cabinet approved its decision to grant exemptions from the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) to qualifying minibus taxis and buses, the newspaper reported. It was also proposed that emergency vehicles would be exempt from e-tolls.

Public comment on the draft toll exemption regulation closes on May 8, eight days after the implementation date for e-tolls, according to the newspaper.

E-tolls are expected to start on April 30.

Before the exemptions will be implemented, the public comment received will have to be considered before the regulations can be finalised and gazetted.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear an application by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Tuesday for an urgent interdict preventing the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from launching the e-toll system.

Sanral on Monday took out full-page newspaper advertisements showing a map of the tolled roads. The system affects a 185km stretch of the N1, N3, N12 and R21 around Johannesburg and Tshwane.

Comments
  • Dineo - 2012-04-24 10:51

    Hmmmm i am so happy taxis will pay the etoll now the cosatu strike will even be bigger and the bigger the better

      Hadebe - 2012-04-24 10:55

      M sö happy Dino, hope to meet u during da strike.

      Philemon - 2012-04-24 10:56

      E-tag camera's and transponders are more valuable than copper. Lets spread the word.

      Staphill - 2012-04-24 11:14

      LOL, taxi drivers... PAY.... That's the day those tolls go on fire....

      Kgaogelo - 2012-04-24 11:14

      DEAR IZINYOKA(Electric wire stealers)!!!!!!!!!! NOW ITS TIME TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY , PLEASE STEAL E-TOLL CABLES , WE KNOW YOU CAN . YOURS TRULY KGAOGELO AND ALL MOTORISTS . LOL

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:15

      WHAAAAA haaaaa bleddy haaaa -- like the Taxi's will pay tolls! oops - SANRAL have slipped up with another one, and the hole gets deeper. C ya all @ da strike!!!!

      Dave - 2012-04-24 11:17

      @Kgaogelo, can add my name to that list!

      Ian - 2012-04-24 11:18

      Taxi's pay e-toll? Good luck with that, the 'government' has once again done what they are good at......turning their own people against them! I can't wait to see what happens when taxi's and cosatu's get together and start rattling their cage.

      Squeegee - 2012-04-24 11:20

      Man, this country is finally messed - when ordinary people start supporting the taxis... What next, Bruce Laurence for President?

      Reshan - 2012-04-24 11:22

      WOW... this is turning out to be one big a@# sh@#storm... it's amazing seeing people of all walks of life standing together to fight... This could be another Egypt in the making...

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-24 11:25

      And violent :(

      Ed - 2012-04-24 11:34

      and what does Jakob do??? he goes and gets married before looking for another girlfriend to leave the door open! what a TWAT, is he that far removed from reality to not know that his country is in chaos??

      Ed - 2012-04-24 11:37

      whats even more fun is that over TEN BILLION of government pension fund money is invested into this scheme via SANRAL bonds!!!! hahaha, the idiots just shot themselves in the feet. if the system doesnt go ahead, it will be all the government staff members who will suffer as they will LOSE their pensions!!!! seriously fukced...seriously

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-24 12:47

      @Squeegee - I know, I had a good chuckle. I think this e-toll thing is the only thing the whole country agrees on. I think there are now some CNA supporters who might understand what we have been whining about..... I made a comment on a previous thread.....if your vehicle is doing 10 kms to the litre on fuel...for easy figure that's R1/km (actually R1-20)...with this toll they want to charge R0.30/km.....I think we can do the maths.

      Kala - 2012-04-24 12:54

      Why should taxis and buses pay??? Nobody else is going to pay.

  • Rose - 2012-04-24 10:54

    GOOOOOD!!!!TAXI DRIVERS COME AND JOIN US TO THE MARCH,TO DEFEAT THIS ARROGANT GORV.

      Mario - 2012-04-24 16:16

      Taxis & buses should block off all highways with the rest of the strikers 24/7 until government/SANRAL announce that e-tolls will be stopped permanently!!!

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 23:13

      EVERYONE - WRITE IN AND COMMENT THAT ALL WHO USE e-Roads MUST PAY! Comments have to be considered - flood them with comments to delay the amendment which will anger taxi's seriously and rile Cosatu so much that something will break - or be broken.... If Taxi's and Busses don't have to pay to use the road and cause wear and tear, then why should anyone else? This is DISCRIMINATION!

      Sinjoku - 2012-04-25 09:36

      Apparently 500 000 tags have been sold..... WOW the idiot population is rather big here.... -_-

  • Koos - 2012-04-24 10:54

    Hahahaha and they thought they would have the road to themselves.

  • tednhet - 2012-04-24 10:55

    I think the SH@t is going to hit the fan.

      Kobus - 2012-04-24 11:04

      Certainly hope so. Time for a South African Spring LOL

      Dave - 2012-04-24 11:12

      I think they have just reversed a 747 up to the fan turned the engines....duck everyone

      Martin - 2012-04-24 20:06

      I don't think so , gonna get a rebate as with fuel. all a f#**king scam

  • Tuco - 2012-04-24 10:56

    I don't care if busus and taxis are being exempt. I am still not buying that rubbish. If govt had their sh%$t in order and corruption beast was kept on a very short lease, we would never have to pay for etolls. F.U. Scamral and Govt. You'd have to find me first. good luck.

  • Irene - 2012-04-24 10:58

    If taxis don't pay, nor do I. Sorry for you SCAMRAL. Sorry for you ANCancer - up yours!

      Alf - 2012-04-24 21:11

      WITH A WIRE BRUSH!

  • Rabble-Rouser - 2012-04-24 10:59

    Cangratulations SANRAL. Another example of the lack of transparency. Now we can just wait for the screaming to start. Get ready!. It's going to be extremely loud.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-04-24 11:00

    BWAHAHAHA! Live your ANC dream.

  • Bertus - 2012-04-24 11:01

    I wonder do the necessary associations know about this? Or did they snuggle up this morning thinking they are sorted, when everyone is out in full force at the court?

  • Phumi - 2012-04-24 11:02

    We have seen South Africa slinding into a dictatorship under President Jacob Zuma. He is running this country like King Mswati thinking that the republic is his mornach! South Africa be warned they are finished with Malema and he is coming after you!

  • sjhuman1 - 2012-04-24 11:02

    http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2012/04/sanral-from-australian-newspaper-on.html copy and paste into browser. this is a short blog claiming that anc, zuma and more are some of the beneficiaries

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:33

      hmm - I read it. So the implication is that it's not just the Govt Pension fund that will benefit extresively..... maybe some our fatcats as well. Hmm - surely not! SA is not corrupt! whaahaaa

      Chuck - 2012-04-24 11:46

      Wow dude. Is this valid?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 19:27

      The names Hlongwane, Modise, ANC, Zuma, Shaik figure prominently in the list of alleged recipients. So why Kapsch Sweden, not the corporate entity? I leave it to your imagination. How much? According to the corporate structure used to implement e-tolling in SA, about 80c of each rand of profit can be repatriated to Austria via Sweden. Gauteng alone expects to generate about R350Million a month in toll fees. Assuming a very conservative 10% profit available to be repatriated, that means about R28Million a month to go overseas"

  • Simon - 2012-04-24 11:02

    I'm sure all the taxi drivers are delighted with this one - NOT. This is going to cause some consternation!

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:17

      more like some more defiance. I will eat my hat if 1% of taxi drivers pay for tolls. Anyway - I predict that in 3 months time, toll roads will be history in SA.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 19:38

      I fully agree with Alan.. Whether it be by unity, sabotage, IT attacks, or sheer lack of ability to accomodate and proses all the queries, demands on the Admin side, false or covered number plates, airguns at the camaras, strategicaly placed little mirrors, and a slew of other tecqunics, The will of the people will succeed, SANRAL and their coherts in this fraudelent theft(like the arms deal).. cannot suceed in its present form. VIVA UNITY !!

  • deon.fourie - 2012-04-24 11:02

    *sniff* *sniff* That awkward moment when the acrid smell of burning electronics and petrol fills your nostrils on your way to work.

  • marcus.pawson - 2012-04-24 11:04

    Stupid journalist its not Tshwane - its city is called Pretoria!

  • Theo - 2012-04-24 11:04

    it's just one big mess. Whoever is in charge of public communications at Sanral needs to be fired.

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:17

      er - more like most of SANRAL

      Irene - 2012-04-24 13:05

      AA in action. Quite obvious.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-24 11:05

    ohhh I bet that is going to go down well!!! Cosatu just got another avenue of support for the strike!

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:18

      haahaa - this is going to be fun ow that the taxi drivers will be joining in! The Govt. is sh*t scared of the taxi bunch.

  • David - 2012-04-24 11:05

    Wow this is gonna cause total chaos. Now everybody can stand together against this. Be intersting to see how Govt is going to keep the peace.

  • Mfundi - 2012-04-24 11:05

    hahaha! hier kom...

      Paul - 2012-04-24 13:52

      @ Mariana.. "they also do not add to any economical growth in our country" what school of economics did you graduate from?? Every person using a taxi contributes to the petrol industry, every gallon of petrol the taxi's consume contributes to the RAF and that in turn feeds the majority "white" lawyers/vultures who are raping the RAF (lawyers receive more than 60% of RAF payout money).. Every factory worker that users taxis to get to work contributes to the manufacturing industry... Every taxi user that uses the taxi's to get to the fast food restaurant where rich white/black/colored & Indian people eat contributes to the food & beverage industry... the list goes on.. I suggest white people sell their cars buy themselves 1 or 2 taxi's join a Taxi Rank and start making money from taxi ownership & also start using public transport, you can kill two birds with one stone i.e. save & make money from public transport & also hold up a big up yours to the Toll systems.....

      Mariana - 2012-04-24 14:36

      Oih Paul not so bright I see... Taxi's do not add any economical growth - this is the people them selfs who make use of this transport who make this work and add to the economy. They put out production irrespective of their trade. Every person that is employed and earn a salary in SA are paying tax, why don't the taxi driver pay tax on his earnings(of which this is not a mere hunderd rand a week)why do they not declare their income, where does the taxi owner pay tax on the amount of business and money that he generates (this is also not declared), why aren't their taxi businesses registered with SARS - it is a business and generates millions and millions of rands every year - where do they put this back into the economy - maybe except paying for petrol BUT so do we all pay for petrol. Worst every taxi user as you state this do make use of this way of transport but the fact also remain that 35% of the taxi users might get killed or partly or permanently disabled due to recklessness and left without any way of financially surviving after such ordeal - and so the Taxi-business proceed making millions and millions and do not give a hoot of how many families they left destitute trying to servive due to the Taxi's irresponsible driving capabilities. SO NO THE TAXI'S DOES NOT CONTRIBUTE TO SA ECONOMY!

  • Peter - 2012-04-24 11:06

    Think about if for a second. It may be good that they can be exempt. They would have to be registered first to be exempt. That would then eliminate all illegal taxi's which would reduce the number quite a lot on the roads. All taxi's should belong to SANTCO, in some way or other, so all the taxi's details and driver details should be on record, and so CAN BE TRACED. They would no longer be able to "hide" behind the taxi banner and get away with "murder".

      Mariana - 2012-04-24 11:21

      Well Peter if that is the case that would be awesome but why does TAXI's of which to me is an operational business in SA not pay TAX, they are the cause of most deaths on the road and "not responsible" they also do not add to any economical growth in our country - why must they be exempt? because most of the taxi's are owned by some government figures!

      Zing - 2012-04-24 11:25

      Unfortunately the taxis that are not registered will still use the roads, and not pay for tolls either. You and I will pay their portion too, just like we pay their taxes. Only one thing to do - Stop SANRAL DON'T BUY AN E-TAG!

      Mhlonso - 2012-04-24 11:39

      @Zing you will pay for them if you registered. Did you Zing???

  • Ian - 2012-04-24 11:10

    here it comes, trash, burn, destroy, come on cosatu, get them to trash the place, its all you good at

      Paul - 2012-04-24 14:00

      Hey Ian, you know what would be ironic... if - in the aftermath of the 'trashing burning & destruction - a court rules that a similar court ruled that you cannot hold a mob/union or 'group of idiots' responsible for their destructive actions, just like the ANC covered the Unions a$$es when the DA wanted to hold them legally responsible for the damages caused during the Union strikes...

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-04-24 11:13

    Wahahahaha... If the tolls weren't dead in the water, they will be now... There is no ways that the taxi's will pay a cent.

      shaficks - 2012-04-24 11:34

      Its like leading someone to the death chamber and asking them to hold the lethal injection for you

  • Lordwick - 2012-04-24 11:14

    Now African National Corruptors are in big trouble,if i recall very well they are now feddling with the people that had once pushed the same government to make Sbu ndebele in his tenature as Mec in Kwazulu Natal to be the most protected political figure in SA.Now they are on it again.Good for them and let's wait and see what's gonna happen to this tolls!!! Smelling degnators here!!!

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:34

      er - I am with you on that one Deeteem.

  • shaficks - 2012-04-24 11:17

    Hahahahaha hier kom k*k!!!

  • James - 2012-04-24 11:17

    Are you serious??? How many taxis have legal plates on them?? My guess is 20% WHAT A JOKE!!!

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:20

      whaaahaa - I want to see SANRAL admin cope with this as well. Flip - SANRAL are good for a laugh!!

  • paulo.d.campos - 2012-04-24 11:18

    Best news all day!

  • osmaseko - 2012-04-24 11:20

    Dear Izinyoka, Now it's time you give back to the community... Please steal eToll power cables. We beg you Yours sincerely Motorist

      Hilette Hyland - 2012-04-24 11:27

      AMEN Brother!! AMEN!

      Hilette Hyland - 2012-04-24 11:28

      AMEN Brother!! AMEN!!!

      Mariana - 2012-04-24 14:39

      Support Support!!!!

  • inxsive - 2012-04-24 11:23

    i predict the destruction of these gates if the taxis get invoiced.

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:26

      exciting times ahead!

      Hilette Hyland - 2012-04-24 11:26

      One can only hope that they will rip those things down!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-24 11:23

    They will pay for now,to make up some of the loss expected. Won't be for long though.The brothers stick together

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:26

      I will bet anything that very very few taxi drivers will pay. If I was the Govt., I would be scared...very scared!

      Paul - 2012-04-24 14:18

      @ Jacqui, clearly my dear you have no idea how the taxi industry operates... the taxi driver is 99% of the time not the taxi owner. At the end of the day when the driver cashes in the owner wants X amount equal to e.g. R120 per trip times say 12 trips (6 to & 6 return), that would mean the owner expects about R1440 less the petrol for the day, lets say its R440 for the day, so the owner wants R1000 from the driver for that day. Now this owner doesn't declare this income and you think he is going to pay e-tolling?? You must be joking.. The Jhb to Westbury Taxi Association refused to pay the council R1 per day for the use of their newly built Taxi Rank in Bree Str, where on earth does anyone get off believing the Taxi Industry will pay a cent.. lmao!! good one..

      Mariana - 2012-04-24 20:17

      Exactly PAUL - they want and want everything for MAHALA thus I stick to my comments that they are stealing like our illegal immegrants from the hardworking legal earning people of SA and not doing anything for SA economy - That Paul is SAD really Sad to have paracites like this in our country then they are really not any better than our government.

  • Mike - 2012-04-24 11:25

    LADIES AND GENTLEMAN! May i present you with a south african civil war, not a race war, not a power war, but a taxi, bus and motorist against sanral war.... here we go!!

      Malope - 2012-04-24 11:32

      Since 1994 , i have been loyal to ANC, and now this is the thanks i can, SANRAL,PETROL,ELECTRICITY and FOOD are on the way....i’m glad that taxis will pay as well..since COSATU is not doing any action to convince ANC

      Mike - 2012-04-24 11:41

      so whats the moral of the story? consider voting for somebody that can get it right, because clearly the anc have failed, (EPIC FAIL), and no this isnt DA propoganda, but taking everything into perspective, the anc have not delivered on any of its promises to the people that vote for them, the country gets more poor while government fills their pocket at the poors expense.

      Mike - 2012-04-24 11:49

      i meant to add, Blacks and Whites hardly see eye to eye about anything in SA, but lets get it together and show government to hell with them, the people of this country will not be divided anymore and are standing together.

      Irene - 2012-04-24 11:52

      Yup, and the petrol price is going up another 21c a litre next week.

      Mariana - 2012-04-24 14:51

      All and well - for whom ever you vote - since 1994 we have only seen deteriorating of our resources our municipalities our schools our hospitals our knowledge our water our wild life our children our elderly when is the ANC going to stop with filling their pockets and only employing their friends and family (who by the way does not have a clue what they are doing) as they do not have the relevant education or knowledge to reside in these positions. ANC we need a working SA close our borders our own people are Battling to get work and housing and medical care in the country where we were born - start creating a healthy government and start with our OWN PEOPLE we do not need foreigners illegal immegrants making money of us and not contributing to our economy but they want all the resources our own people are unable to attain.

  • MichelleRamsaySA - 2012-04-24 11:27

    Seriously?! Can Government not try and stick to what they say and stop changing their minds? My argument is not about the taxi's and busses having to pay. It's about Government saying one thing and meaning another!

  • Tawizee - 2012-04-24 11:29

    Blah, blah, blah...I'm not paying!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 20:12

      Dont want to burst anybodys bubble but hope I'm wrong when I say that the reason they will not be paying now is because "the draft that excludes taxis, buses and other emergency vehicles, police, ambulances and others" is because the draft has not yet been concluded and gazetted" "In the mean-time they will also have to pay toll fees" sic. SANRAL can go and get f@#$%cked but I will never ever pay, and they will have to find me first and deliver a registered mail for every piece of correspondence they send me.. and it wont be my registration number!

  • Anakin - 2012-04-24 11:29

    Quote from blog at http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2012/04/sanral-from-australian-newspaper-on.html : [BEGIN QUOTE]: "SANRAL - From an Australian Newspaper on South Africa E-Tolls Email: "The deal between Sanral and Kapsch of Austria, the e-tolling operating company is not with the corporate entity, but with Kapsch Sweden. Kapsch Sweden used to be SAAB Aerospace, a 50% shareholder in a company called SANIP. British Aerospace held the other 50%. SANIP is alleged to be the payment vehicle used by SAAB and BAE to pay the alleged bribes of around R100Million in the Arms Deal saga to ensure that the Gripen fighter was chosen. The names Hlongwane, Modise, ANC, Zuma, Shaik figure prominently in the list of alleged recipients. So why Kapsch Sweden, not the corporate entity? I leave it to your imagination. How much? According to the corporate structure used to implement e-tolling in SA, about 80c of each rand of profit can be repatriated to Austria via Sweden. Gauteng alone expects to generate about R350Million a month in toll fees. Assuming a very conservative 10% profit available to be repatriated, that means about R28Million a month to go overseas". " [END QUOTE]

  • Nkosnathi - 2012-04-24 11:30

    Asking taxi industry to pay e-tolls, is like asking a government minister to be honest.Possible but unlikely to happen.

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:35

      whaahaaa - this is going to put Cosatu firmly into the political driving seat. Viva Vavi

  • John - 2012-04-24 11:32

    Ive got a Gantry close to my house on the N3, thank I will get my camping chair and popcorn out and go sit and watch the fun for an hour or two on the 30th? Dont disappoint me now.

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:36

      er John - you might not want to get too close.

      Rob - 2012-04-24 12:06

      Can someone please let me know here just how these e-tags, cameras and presumably uv lights work together?. I want to come up with a solution of my own. If at all possible what frequencies do the e-tags (transponders) work on?

      Mike - 2012-04-24 12:13

      spray your number plate with crystal forming plastic, it will disperse the uv light and the camera wont be able to see it.

      Rob - 2012-04-24 13:15

      Mike, Please tell me where I can get crystal forming plastic spray from? My email address is rbcrck@gmail.com

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 20:17

      @ Rob Had something very simular in mind.. Perhaps we should get together some time.

      Susan - 2012-04-25 08:02

      Rob ive heard their frequencies doesnt work so well after the e tag have been in the microwave for a while...

  • Claire - 2012-04-24 11:33

    here comes trouble...

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:36

      with a Capital K

  • Andrea - 2012-04-24 11:35

    Oh dear ! Now things are going to get exciting ! Buckle up all, Sanral are now in for the taxi ride of a lifetime

  • Dave - 2012-04-24 11:38

    United we stand, in spite of all the troubles, this is what is so great to read. Thank you

      lukasenulindi - 2012-04-24 14:24

      Time for this process to go up in smoke...litterally.

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-24 11:38

    I am going for interview at Sanral office in Joburg, I think people should pay for these Etolls nothing is for free in this world.

      shaficks - 2012-04-24 11:46

      You not gonna have a job in a few months time... My advice is to look for another job already.

      Alan - 2012-04-24 11:47

      haha Sechaba, good one!

      Ze Don - 2012-04-24 11:50

      Just remember that you need to increase your desired salary to cover the toll fees... ROFL!

      shaficks - 2012-04-24 11:51

      And in reply to your nothing is free comment: Imagine going to the store (Freeway) and buying a loaf of bread (Lanes). Then the storekeeper (Gov/SANRAL) stops you to pay for it again (Lanes), and just before you leave he stops you again and says you need to for the extra slice (1 Lane) he gave you that you didn't ask for or need in the first place. Seems legit.....

      Tsietsi - 2012-04-24 12:41

      Sechaba, I always read you comments, fascinating. Tell me, what do you smoke?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 20:22

      @ Sechaba.. sure you're just trolling again..but i'll enjoy jour joke

  • Ashwin - 2012-04-24 11:44

    The new apartheid is upon us and its name is SANRAL. The masses will come together to fight the dictator that is SANRAL. Your new dompass is the e-tag. SANRAL is financed by government, "g" in small letters. The tide is turning against the dictators. Methinks, the overseas company/s who stand to benefit, together with the dictators, have done this as revenge for the arms deal gone wrong. Monies paid to secure arms deals and the subsequent public knowledge have virtually stopped money changing hands. Now Joe Public will have to fork out hard earned cash for the monies lost. Ali is a pawn in the bigger scheme of things. The sad part is that he actually belives the drivel fed to him at "strategic meetings", the 101 on how to bleed the voting populace dry. Quick question: how many of Ali's family actually support the company he represents.

  • Mark - 2012-04-24 11:46

    Well steps one and two in getting exempt as a taxi driver should be: Roadworthy vehicle and free of fines (or at least have a good record of actually paying fines when they get them)? Very good time to check them all.

      Paul - 2012-04-24 14:54

      I don't think even 1 taxi driver/owner is going to go stand in a line or try to register... The taxi industry is going to make free transport available to all "on the job 'izinyoka-nyoka'"... hahahaha

  • bashandumo - 2012-04-24 11:46

    E toll is going down.Plans are on the pipline for izinyoka-nyoka.

  • pius.mlomo - 2012-04-24 11:47

    This is insane. This means bus and taxi users' fares will have to be increased to accomodate this e-toll system. Why only ripping from the poor passengers who can't afford private cars.

      Ze Don - 2012-04-24 11:53

      Wait for the price of EVERYTHING to increase, then the poorest of the poor will really start suffering!

      Tumelo - 2012-04-24 12:30

      This will increase inflation exponentially! The garbage collector, the baker, the retailer, the petrol, everyone will add the cost of the tolling! Then jobs might be cut to reduce the cost of goods and services. Wonder what Gordhan has planned.

  • marc.potgieter2 - 2012-04-24 11:51

    hahaha... thats so funny! Emergency vehicles not exempt yet. So the government are going to charge themselves. Stealing from one dept to another. What a farce!

      Ze Don - 2012-04-24 11:59

      They probably haven't realised that blue light conveys aren't emergency vehicles either... it's going to be hilerious when they send Zuma a bill for his 7 car convoy!

  • clourens - 2012-04-24 11:52

    Gees I would like to see this, the government can hardly get money from them to pay fines... Now they want to try get money for tolls ha ha ha good luck to them... But my mindset is still NO E-TOLL Economically it just doesn't make sense!!! The government at the moment in terms of state finances is is a pyramid BUT its upside down 'Tax the people who already earn nothing' watch this space government and economic collapse coming soon!!!

      clourens - 2012-04-24 11:57

      Since when did taxis become a reasonable means of public transport for the people, are taxis not privately owned vehicles so why are they would they and why should they be exempt?

  • Singatha - 2012-04-24 11:55

    It's messy

  • Pienaar - 2012-04-24 11:59

    HKGK

  • Pieter Erasmus - 2012-04-24 11:59

    what happens to the emission tax we are paying on new vehicles?

      bashandumo - 2012-04-24 12:12

      The "e" stands for "everycar" you own.

  • LENKGP - 2012-04-24 12:01

    Taxi drivers don't pay attention so why should they pay toll fees

  • jason.nel3 - 2012-04-24 12:29

    funny how they now only hold back on the date cause the Taxi's are going to be forced to pay! if this wasn't the case, I bet we would be going full steam ahead towards a dictatorship!

  • Tumelo - 2012-04-24 12:34

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Waiting till last minute for taxis? They won't budge, and should they join the Cosatu march, Gauteng is gonna stand still. Just loving how south africans are united against E-tolling! Last saw this during the world cup!