ARTICLES RELATING TO OUTA

E-tolls: Motorists set to pay much less

2015-01-25 15:30
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Free passes under e-toll gantries and a decrease in the monthly amount motorists with e-tags will pay. This is the early New Year’s gift awaiting Gauteng motorists.

E-toll ideas trying to be half pregnant - Outa

2015-01-16 15:31

Outa feels vindicated by the comments made by Gauteng premier David Makhura about the e-toll system in its current form.

Gauteng e-tolls must be reviewed: Makhura

2015-01-15 21:39

Elements related to the affordability, sustainability and administration of the e-toll system must be reviewed, says Gauteng premier David Makhura,

Gauteng e-tolls must be reviewed: Makhura

2015-01-15 13:53

Elements related to the affordability, sustainability and administration of the e-toll system must be reviewed, says Gauteng premier David Makhura,

Gauteng e-tolls: One year later

2014-12-02 13:14

Almost one year ago the department of transport decided it was all systems go for the launch of Gauteng’s e-toll scheme.

Outa welcomes Sanral U-turn on e-tolls

2014-10-20 17:42

The decision by Sanral and the department of transport to make representations to the Gauteng provincial government on e-tolls after all, is welcomed by Outa.

Confusion about e-toll review

2014-09-09 18:52

The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance says it is confused by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' stance on the e-tolls review.

E-tolls panel: Sanral to skip presentation

2014-09-02 20:37

The SA National Roads Agency Limited says it will not make representations to the advisory panel on e-tolls and their socio-economic impact.

E-tolls failed, Outa tells public hearings

2014-09-02 10:50

E-tolling Gauteng's highways has already failed and the system falls short of its intentions, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Crisis brewing within Sanral - Outa

2014-07-31 14:48

Outa says the sudden stepping down of Sanral chair Tembakazi Mnyaka is no surprise, while a Fin24 user says "more rats are now leaving the sinking ship".

E-tolls relief a trick, warns Outa

2014-07-16 11:53

Relaxed conditions relating to the payment of e-tolls are another attempt to entice the public to adopt the system, claims the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Gauteng serious about e-toll review

2014-07-10 18:45

Gauteng premier David Makhura says the province is serious about assessing the impact of e-tolls on residents.

Makura to unveil panel to review e-tolls

2014-07-08 16:46

Gauteng Premier David Makhura will announce members of the panel which will review the impact of e-tolls in the province.

Sanral wants to prosecute motorists - Outa

2014-06-30 17:05

Outa is of the view that the SA National Roads Agency is pushing ahead with plans to prosecute motorists, who have not paid their e-toll bills.

E-tolls up for review, says premier

2014-06-27 16:26

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced plans to review e-tolling and invited new proposals on how to find a lasting solution to the matter.

Sanral defends e-toll numbers

2014-06-04 18:00

The SA National Roads Agency Limited has defended the accuracy of figures in adverts it has been ordered to withdraw.

Sanral e-tag ad misleading - watchdog

2014-06-02 16:48

The claim that Sanral has sold 1.2 million e-tolling tags appears to be unsubstantiated, the Advertising Standards Authority has found.

Don't fall for e-toll 'carrot' - Outa

2014-05-14 14:12

Gauteng e-toll road users should think before being "seduced" by Sanral's offer to register for e-tags, says Outa.

E-tolls ate into ANC support base - Outa

2014-05-12 11:25

The decline in support for the ANC in Gauteng can largely be attributed to forcing e-tolls on an unwilling public, says Outa.

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.

E-toll whistle blower confirms suspicions - Outa

2014-03-30 21:19
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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

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

 

E-toll panel misunderstands disobedience - Outa

2015-01-20 20:47
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Conscientious civil disobedience is morally justified when government ignores the will of the people on an unjust and irrational policy, says Outa.

Changes to e-tolling to follow consultations

2015-01-15 21:39

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will implement the final outcomes resulting from the e-toll advisory panel and the upcoming consultation processes.

Changes to e-tolling to follow consultations

2015-01-15 18:35

The SA National Roads Agency Limited will implement the final outcomes resulting from the e-toll advisory panel and the upcoming consultation processes.

E-toll kiosk closures 'sign of the end'

2014-12-22 22:36
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The closure of certain e-toll kiosks is a sign of the system's demise, Outa chair Wayne Duvenage tells Fin24.

Outa challenges economist to tolls debate

2014-11-20 09:42

Responding to economist Dr Roelof Botha's assertion that e-tolling is pro-poor, Outa has challenged him to a public debate to settle the matter.

Peters should face e-toll reality - Outa

2014-09-29 14:10

The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance is startled by Minister Dipuo Peters' latest comments about not paying e-tolls

Outa: No user say, user pay in e-tolls

2014-09-03 08:38

Without ‘user say’, the ‘user pay' principle is flawed and gives strong grounds for defiance as can be seen in the e-toll 'debacle', says Outa.

Suspend e-tolls now, urges Outa

2014-09-02 13:35

E-tolls have galvanised a defiant citizens' tax revolt and should be suspended as soon as possible, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Toll verdict a win for transparency - Outa

2014-08-29 11:08

Detailed costs of proposed tolling projects, planned tariffs and expected revenues must be open for scrutiny by those expected to pay for them, says Outa.

E-tolls reprieve does not reduce costs - Outa

2014-07-20 12:56

The e-toll concessions announced by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters do not reduce the system's cost on road users, says Outa.

DA contradicts itself over e-toll panel

2014-07-10 21:30

The DA has given contradictory reactions to Gauteng premier David Makhura's announcement about a review panel.

Outa launches new plan to fight e-tolls

2014-07-10 15:34

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has announced a new campaign to fight e-tolling in Gauteng and says it's not about civil disobedience.

E-tolls protest goes awry

2014-07-07 15:10

An anti-e-toll campaign by Proudly e-toll Free was cut short when protesters and Sanral employees came into conflict.

Makhura must address real e-toll issues - Outa

2014-06-27 19:04

Outa has welcomed the announcement by Gauteng Premier David Makhura to commission a panel to assess the impact of e-tolling in Gauteng.

Outa warns of 'half-pregnant' e-tolls approach

2014-06-17 11:02

Outa wants clarity on a statement by Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on e-tolls and also suspects that Sanral might start issuing summonses soon.

Sanral halts 'misleading' e-tolls ads

2014-06-02 18:35

Sanral says it has no intention to mislead the public and will no longer flight adverts which the Advertising Standards Authority found to be unsubstantiated.

Gauteng residents pay more per km, e-tolls

2014-05-15 12:13

A Fin24 user says there's a huge discrepancy in the rate per kilometre between the various provinces and Gauteng residents pay much more than other drivers.

E-tolls ate into ANC support base - Outa

2014-05-12 11:53

The decline in support for the ANC in Gauteng can largely be attributed to forcing e-tolls on an unwilling public, says 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
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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
75 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.

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