ARTICLES RELATING TO E-TOLLS

Public input on effects of e-tolls begins

2014-08-27 05:39

Public consultations on the socio-economic impact of the e-tolls will begin on Wednesday.

E-tolling: Is the ship sinking?

2014-07-31 21:02

After learning the news of Sanral chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka resigning, a Fin24 user expresses his belief that all is not well within the 'e-tolling empire'.

Daylight robbery for UK road users?

2014-06-02 07:21

The UK transport department has slapped road users in London with a 17% increase on road congestion charges.

Sanral raises R550m in bond auction

2014-05-22 13:50

The SA National Roads Agency says it has been "overwhelmed by strong support" for a R500-million bond auction.

E-tolls, Zuma not cause of ANC's decline - ANCYL

2014-05-15 20:44
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The ANC Youth League says e-tolls and President Jacob Zuma are not the reason for the ANC's reduced support in Gauteng in the elections.

Gauteng drivers 'owe e-tolls R543-m'

2014-04-02 13:36

Gauteng drivers owe more than a half-billion rand in e-tolls since the system started in 2013, says transport minister Dipuo Peters. And R54-million has gone on "collection of debt".

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...

TAG continues fight against e-tolls

2014-01-30 17:00

The Tollgate Action Group says it will push ahead with a court case to have Gauteng's e-tolls declared unconstitutional.

Sanral worried over 2nd evacuation

2014-01-25 10:00
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The evacuation of Sanral's central operations centre in Centurion, the second time in a few days, is worrying, says CEO Nazir Alli.

ETC: Substance was harmless

2014-01-24 19:02

The Electronic Toll Collection company says a white powder found in the mailbox at Sanral's headquarters in Centurion is not dangerous.

Powder found at Sanral not anthrax - CEO

2014-01-21 22:37
82 comments

Biological testing has proved that the white powder found at Sanral's operations centre in Pretoria was not anthrax, the Electronic Toll Collection says.

Sanral: 'Stupid for us to lie'

2014-01-10 12:12

"It would be downright stupid of us to lie about this," said Sanral CEO Nazir Alli in response to claims that the toll-road company told porkies about the number of e-tags issued.

eTolls: Is plate recognition enough?

2014-01-04 12:24

The billing farce overtaking Sanral e-tolling in Gauteng continues with a dead man getting a 'pay up' demand and another example of a cloned vehicle registration plate surfacing.

Prominent South Africans reject e-tolls on Twitter

2013-12-03 10:02
92 comments

Prominent South Africans have taken to social media to voice their opposition to the e-toll system that has gone live.

Renewed call to register for e-tolls

2013-12-01 18:03
203 comments

The transport minister has again urged motorists to register for e-tolls before the implementation of the system.

Avis to profit off e-tolling?

2013-11-29 09:52

Leading vehicle rental company Avis has kitted its South African fleet with e-toll tags but what looks like support for e-tolls is actually 'no choice', says its CEO.

E-tolls: You can still have a say!

2013-11-28 09:22

Gauteng road users will face the reality of more toll roads from December 3 but the fight to kill the unwanted system goes on. Want to do your bit? We make it easy for you to vote...

DA e-toll billboards destructive - ANC

2013-11-21 18:50
388 comments

The ANC in Gauteng says the DA's unveiling of billboards on e-tolls was a destructive campaign.

e-tolls add pinch to festive season holidays

2013-10-18 08:26

Motorists visiting Gauteng during the upcoming festive season are being advised to budget for more than just petrol and accommodation.

DA: e-toll courts 'alarming'

2013-10-15 07:10

The ANC government and Sanral are pushing for special courts to prosecute e-toll non-payers. The DA says it seems the ANC "is serious about emptying South Africans' pockets".

Outa, Sanral face-off in e-toll debate

2013-10-11 22:34
98 comments

Outa and Sanral have exchanged insults, sparked by a comment that Gauteng e-tolling would turn roads into death traps.

DA: 'Public misled on e-tolls'

2013-10-11 10:20

The ANC government is misleading the public about the cost of e-tolls, the opposition Democratic Alliance charged on Thursday.

Disappointed Outa to study e-toll judgment

2013-10-09 11:32

Outa chair Wayne Duvenage says he is disappointed at the outcome of the court challenge to e-tolls, but pleased that the court did not make any order for costs.

Readers respond: E-toll tags

2013-10-08 11:33

"Taxes are spent on crap", "It really beggars belief, Sanral is lying"... Wheels24 readers respond to Sanral chief executive Nazir Ali's claims that 83% of drivers would only pay R100 month for e-tolling.

 

E-tolls: Now public gets a chance

2014-08-25 23:18
91 comments

Gauteng is going to hear how e-tolls hit the motorist in the pocket as it begins its public consultations.

Sanral blue lights OK - road agency

2014-07-23 05:56
79 comments

It is not illegal for Sanral traffic control vehicles, which are assisting on the Gauteng highways, to have blue lights, the road agency says.

Daylight robbery for UK road users?

2014-05-31 10:35

The UK transport department has slapped road users in London with a 17% increase on road congestion charges. It's reminiscent of the ongoing e-toll saga in Gauteng.

Sanral raises R550m in bond auction

2014-05-22 08:30

The SA National Roads Agency says it has been "overwhelmed by strong support" for a R500-million bond auction.

Over 46 000 taxis registered for e-tolls

2014-04-28 13:24
86 comments

More than 46 000 taxis have registered for e-tolling in Gauteng, the SA National Roads Agency Limited says.

Media pranks on April Fools' Day

2014-04-01 15:59

Several newspapers have published prank stories and advertisements for April Fools' Day, mocking government and recent controversial projects.

PTA taxi protesters make fun of Zuma

2014-02-03 12:52
99 comments

Hundreds of taxi operators have carried placards insulting President Jacob Zuma at a march against e-tolls in Pretoria.

Security sweep under way at Sanral offices after bomb threat

2014-01-26 17:54

A sweep of Sanral's operations centre in Samrand is under way after a bomb threat - the third one in the past week.

2 000 bikers gear up for e-toll protest

2014-01-24 22:38
137 comments

About 2 000 motorcyclists are set to protest against e-tolls in Johannesburg.

E-tolls not affected by evacuation - Sanral

2014-01-24 16:57

The SA National Roads Agency Limited system has not been affected by the evacuation of its operations centre in Centurion.

Sanral staff decontaminated after scare

2014-01-21 16:54
139 comments

About 20 Sanral staff members have been decontaminated and taken to hospital for further testing, after a suspicious white substance was found on the premises.

Feedback on e-tolls still streaming in

2014-01-05 18:12
146 comments

More Fin24 users have voiced their feelings about e-tolls, among them also those who say they are happy with the sytem.

E-tollers be warned, Cape roads are off limits

2013-12-04 13:10

Gautengers thinking of bringing their e-toll bells and whistles to the Cape for the festive season have another thing coming, says Anton Crone.

E-tolls registrations website down

2013-12-03 09:16
86 comments

As e-tolls go live in Gauteng, the website to register appears to be offline.

Avis to profit off e-tolling?

2013-11-30 05:00

Leading vehicle rental company Avis has kitted its South African fleet with e-toll tags but what looks like support for e-tolls is actually 'no choice', says its CEO.

Alternative e-toll routes touted

2013-11-29 05:00

Gauteng has sought to assure motorists it will maintain roads that can serve as an alternative to tolled routes.

SA has strong relations with Malawi - Zuma

2013-11-22 22:36

President Jacob Zuma says in a written response to a parliamentary question, that South Africa continues to have good relations with Malawi.

DA unveils new e-toll billboard

2013-11-21 15:41
257 comments

The DA has unveiled a new billboard against e-tolls on the N3 highway in Germiston.

e-tolls to spike car rental prices

2013-10-15 07:57

If you're planning to rent a car for an end-of-year road trip, things are going to be a little bit more expensive - including a bigger deposit - following the passing of the e-tolls bill.

E-tolls: 'We're being screwed'

2013-10-14 10:47

‘I think the country should close shop the day e-tolls come online.’ Wheels24 reader OLIVER PLATELLI believes e-tolling is 'the ANC looking after its own'.

E-toll bills war: ANC vs. DA

2013-10-11 10:20

e-tolling is imminent but the fight's on-going: angry public, DA in full attack mode, ANC saying 'who cares!'. Well, the latter party does have a financial interest...

Sanral: 'Prove us wrong, DA'

2013-10-11 10:20

The transport department on Thursday refuted the Democratic Alliance's claim that Gauteng was being misled by the African National Congress about the likely size of e-toll bills.

Sanral: Beat the rush for e-tags

2013-10-08 14:13

Gauteng drivers should register for e-tags to avoid the rush when e-tolling begins, said the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral). CEO Nazir Ali reports that 600 000 e-toll tags were in circulation.

I pay for everything twice over

2013-10-08 10:44

A Fin24 user who already spends R400 a month on tolls in Pretoria voices her concerns over the Bakwena toll gates.

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