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Toll scrapping 'just speculation'

2012-03-12 10:20

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town says it is pure speculation that tolls were set to be shelved in the province, according to a report on Monday.

The Cape Times reported that the city had, rather, failed to resolve a dispute over the R10bn Winelands toll project with the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral).

It planned to take Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa to court.

"Now we're preparing a report for the mayor to have the decision of the two ministers reviewed," transport and roads mayoral committee member Brett Heron told the newspaper.

He said an interim interdict was no longer an option and the city's last resort was to have the ministers' decision set aside.

The City Press recently quoted a "well-placed government source" as saying plans for new toll roads around Cape Town, and in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, were set to be shelved.

Ndebele halted all toll road projects late last year to allow for public consultation.

The toll gates planned for the N1 and N2 in Cape Town have been strongly criticised.

Comments
  • cobus123456 - 2012-03-12 10:45

    it better be scrapped you build a toll road in Cape Town and it would be removed very quickly you'll see.

  • theO rAcLe - 2012-03-12 10:46

    DO NOT REGISTER FOR eTOLLS.......If we all stand together they cannot implement it. Thumbs UP if you agree..

      Barker - 2012-03-12 12:53

      You do not need to register for e-toll. They just photograph your vehicle and send the bill to you. Do not pay and next year you will not be able to renew your licence disk.

      Barry - 2012-03-12 15:25

      @Barker, e-tolls are completely reliant on electronic means of revenue. The system cannot possibly cope with the posting of individual accounts, SANRAL would need to employ several thousand envolope lickers, in any case not being able t renew the licence disk means we just drive without one all several million of us.

  • carvern - 2012-03-12 10:59

    It will be come scrap metal

  • Gareth-P - 2012-03-12 11:22

    They need to put up the Toll gates... New BMW's and merc's are very expensive now... Bunch of thieves

  • S - 2012-03-12 12:47

    No problem - let the government put up a toll gate at Leeu-Gamka. As soon as it's completed, we will convert it onto a border post.

  • Carry - 2012-03-12 12:48

    STAND TOGETHER ......... NO E-TAGS. LET THE TOLL DRIVE THROUGHS BECOME MONUMENTS TO A GREEDY GOVERNMENT.

  • Herman - 2012-03-12 13:16

    How come only Gautengers has to pay toll fees? Are we subsidising the rest of the country?

      Isabel - 2012-03-12 13:53

      Because Gauteng is run by a corrupt ANC unlike the Western Cape which is rulled by the DA :)

  • sardick.davids - 2012-03-12 14:50

    negative attitudes=negative results= toll roads.. positive attitudes=no toll roads...

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-12 15:10

    Tolling is nothing other than a new way to extort extra fees out of the consumer, even on the lowest tax bracket people are already forking out close on 50% of their income to government in the form of taxes, rates, VAT, fuel levies etc. It is time for the citizens of this country to grow sum and start actively enforcing government servitude. It is you as a resident who must force government to serve as opposed to its current position of dictating policy. Neither government nor local municipality has the power to dictate any action not favorable to the majority. If nothing else was learnt during apartheid, we should at least have proven that by standing together people have the power to topple governments and openly confound the attempts of the security forces to enforce unpopular laws.

  • Bigwolf - 2012-03-12 15:46

    Wont pay in Guateng or W-Cape. have you seen the condition of toll high way in JHB sad and when it rains becomes a death ring as there is no run off so water sits and dams up, just have a look next time for your selfs and then decide if you want to pay for this rubbish service and standards

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