ARTICLES RELATING TO OUTA

Taxi body slams e-tolls boycott reports

2014-04-14 16:56

Taxis have no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Vavi voice of voiceless - SYM

2014-04-04 22:36

Zwelinzima Vavi is the voice of the voiceless, the Socialist Youth Movement says after his suspension as Cosatu's general secretary was set aside.

E-toll bill can't stop licence renewals

2014-04-02 19:16
96 comments

Unpaid e-toll bills cannot lead to the withholding of vehicle licence registrations, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance

Outa: No e-toll court action yet

2014-03-17 08:53

Sanral is careful about approaching court over e-toll non-payments because magistrates won't be amused by its billing problems, says Outa.

Outa: E-toll system has truth decay

2014-03-03 08:49

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli's claim that the e-toll system is performing well is untrue and it in fact has '‘truth decay' and not teething problems, says Outa.

Sanral must stop 'immature disputes' - Outa

2014-02-24 09:46
85 comments

It is time for Sanral to get beyond "immature disputes" and be absolutely transparent, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Outa: Sanral speaks like losing soccer coach

2014-02-18 10:16

Outa urges MPs to insist that Sanral fully explains why it has not yet established how many user accounts were compromised.

Top ten e-toll gripes

2014-02-11 09:37

Outa has accused Sanral of dishonesty, lack of responsiveness and failing to be open, and has presented a list of ten grievances to the public prosecutor.

Outa: E-toll opponents not the enemy

2014-01-31 12:29

Outa says it is shocked to hear insinuations from the authorities that those who oppose e-tolls are partially to blame for scares at Sanral's operations centre.

Outa: Sanral guilty of business unusual

2014-01-24 05:30
82 comments

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has accused the SA National Roads Agency Limited of practising "business disobedience".

Sanral denies e-toll tag numbers claim

2014-01-09 15:26
138 comments

The 1% of e-tolls problems reported related to incorrect user information so far and that is low for such a large system, says Sanral.

E-toll fees SMS sent to dead man

2014-01-04 12:27
211 comments

An SMS warning about overdue e-toll fees has been sent to a man who has been dead since October 2012, a report says.

Fleet firms boycott e-tag contracts

2013-12-30 14:52

Business operators with vehicle fleets have opted not to contract e-tags with the Electronic Tolling Company, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Sanral sticks to its guns on e-tag sales

2013-12-12 13:30

Sanral says it has no reason to fabricate e-tag sales figures, but Outa is challenging the agency to make its data available to the public.

Honour Mandela's values, says Outa

2013-12-06 23:01

South Africa will remember former president Nelson Mandela's tireless and unselfish striving for freedom from the abuse of power, says Outa.

Alternative routes clogged as e-tolls start

2013-12-03 09:06
307 comments

Johannesburg metro police say traffic on the non-tolled M1 highway is at a standstill, while motorists are also using suburbs as alternative routes.

Gauteng freeways no longer free

2013-12-02 19:32
138 comments

Despite numerous court cases, protests and extensive media coverage, the e-tolls system is set to kick in within just a few hours.

E-tolls timeline: How it unfolded

2013-12-02 13:57

As e-tolls go live, here are 27 key points you should know about how the system came about.

Avis: Media took wrong turn on e-tolls

2013-11-27 17:20

Avis's support of highway upgrades does not mean support for the implementation of e-tolls as the funding mechanism, says CE Keith Rankin.

Avis comes out in support of e-tolls

2013-11-26 19:32
212 comments

Avis Southern Africa has acknowledged the "positive impact" of e-tolls in Gauteng, adding that it would continue to support upgrades to roads countrywide.

E-tolls offer poses legal conundrum

2013-11-26 09:31
127 comments

An offer by legal firm Findlay & Niemeyer to defend the first non-compliant e-toll road user borders on incitement, says another law firm.

Sanral cheers e-tolls amid public misery

2013-11-20 16:44
129 comments

There was only one exception to the fury with which the arrival of e-tolling on Gauteng highways was greeted.

E-tolls active date will fail - Outa

2013-11-20 10:54
112 comments

The e-tolls system is irrational and the courts will not be able to handle a large number of default e-tolls payments, Outa warns.

DA, Outa continue fight against e-tolls

2013-11-06 22:11

The DA is set to take legal action against the e-tolls legislation, while Outa has taken issue with the government's silence about the public commenting process.

Why Yacoubi quit e-toll operator

2013-11-01 09:35

E-toll operator chairperson André Laux has given a reason for the sudden departure of CEO Salahdin Yacoubi after four years at the helm.

 

Outa applauds taxi call to boycott e-tolls

2014-04-14 11:41

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance applauds the SA National Taxi Council for its call to boycott the e-toll system.

Sanral wants to please investors - Outa

2014-04-04 20:57
76 comments

Outa says it is alarmed at Sanral CFO's Inge Mulder's statements on its cash flow position and says it has warned that its intimidation methods would backfire.

E-toll whistle blower confirms suspicions - Outa

2014-03-30 21:19
111 comments

After receiving information from a source inside the e-toll system, Outa has lodged a subsidiary complaint with the public protector against Sanral.

Outa: Provinces must have say on e-tolls

2014-03-05 12:00

It will show contempt for public interest and constitutional rights if provinces are bypassed in future e-toll legislation, says Outa.

E-toll case costs taxpayers R6m

2014-02-24 13:05

Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer over R6-million in legal fees, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Meanwhile the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance calls Sanral's e-tag claims as hogwash...

Sanral questions Outa's e-tags research

2014-02-23 15:44
76 comments

The SA National Roads Agency Limited has challenged Outa's claim that motorists are not buying e-tags.

Outa: 71% of Gauteng motorists still untagged

2014-02-12 07:52
114 comments

Outa has called on President Jacob Zuma to cancel the e-tolling system in his State of the Nation speech, and says a survey shows 71% of cars are still untagged.

E-tolls system is starting to crack - Outa

2014-02-06 16:55
168 comments

The e-tolls system is cracking due to the sheer weight of what is a cumbersome system, fraught with maladministration and complex relationships, says Outa.

Outa: Sanral's self-deception is risky

2014-01-28 12:22

Sanral's refusal to see the warning signs of a discontented society risks inviting unintended consequences, says Outa.

Peters must suspend e-tolls - Outa

2014-01-19 17:54
86 comments

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has urged Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to suspend e-tolls as the system appears to crumble amid public rejection.

Sanral has 'bully-boy mentality' - Outa

2014-01-09 13:02
100 comments

It is too easy for Sanral to attribute "serious issues" to teething problems after having tested its e-toll system for the past two years, says Outa.

E-tolls defiance campaign growing - Outa

2013-12-30 18:11
195 comments

The increasing resistance toward e-tolls has sparked the largest defiance campaign in post democratic South Africa, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

What irks motorists about e-tolls

2013-12-30 11:38

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has highlighted five points of concern and irritation for motorists as a result of the electronic tolling system.

Sanral fabricating e-tag sales - Outa

2013-12-11 21:22
93 comments

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says Sanral is fabricating its e-tag sales to more than double what they are.

Some see positives amid e-tolls gloom

2013-12-03 10:36
196 comments

While many Gauteng residents are protesting the introduction of the province's controversial e-tolling system, some motorists are looking on the bright side.

JMPD: Joburg traffic heavy as usual

2013-12-03 08:06
143 comments

The traffic on Johannesburg’s main roads was heavy, just like any other day, say the city’s metro police.

Outa: E-tag doesn't mean law abiding

2013-12-02 14:13

There is no law that requires road users to buy an e-tag or register with Sanral to use Gauteng’s freeways, says Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage.

Sanral's credibility takes another knock - Outa

2013-11-28 07:30

Sanral is so desperate to create the impression of compliance for e-tolls that it is resorting to using deception tactics, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Sanral twisting our words - Sacci

2013-11-26 20:24

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry is not backing e-tolls and remains opposed to the system because of the high costs involved, says CEO Neren Rau.

Motorists not flocking to buy e-tags - Outa

2013-11-26 17:50
118 comments

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says the 700 000 e-tags that have been purchased were by fleet operators, banks, car rental firms and government fleets.

Register for your e-tags, pleads minister

2013-11-21 14:15
181 comments

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says motorists who have not registered for e-tolling must please do so to ensure they qualify for the discounted rates.

Public fury over e-tolls date

2013-11-20 13:32
209 comments

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' announcement that e-tolling of Gauteng's highways will begin soon has been met with anger and sadness.

Outa welcomes new e-tolls attack

2013-11-12 15:06
77 comments

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has welcomed a new legal offensive by two political parties against e-tolling.

Outa wants Zuma to act on e-tolls

2013-11-05 11:24

The Gauteng e-tolling controversy offers President Jacob Zuma the opportunity to show government officials what he means by consultation, says Outa.

Keep e-toll money in SA: Outa

2013-10-25 11:10

Government's plan to slash official perks is welcome, but more needs to be done to ensure tax money stays in the country, says Outa.

 
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