ARTICLES RELATING TO TOLLS

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.

Tolls 'socioeconomic disaster of the millennium'

2014-09-01 12:04

E-tolls will cripple South Africa's economy and create a socioeconomic disaster on an epic scale, says the Justice Project SA.

Business should not absorb e-toll costs - Busa

2014-08-29 18:41

Business does not support the view that it should absorb the cost of e-tolling, says Business Unity SA.

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 anti-working class, says Satawu

2014-08-28 18:03

E-tolling is harming the poor and working class, who are already struggling with the high cost of living, says the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union.

E-toll funds improve Gauteng roads - Cesa

2014-08-28 14:43

Setting aside e-tolling as a method of funding would jeopardise projects to improve Gauteng freeways, claims the Consulting Engineers SA.

E-tolls 'only effective' funding option

2014-08-28 10:54
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E-tolling is the only effective funding model to improve Gauteng's road infrastructure, says an engineering body.

Fuel levy employs no one - Cosatu

2014-08-27 19:15

Using the fuel levy to fund Gauteng's highways means no one has to be employed for fee collection, the Congress of SA Trade Unions say.

E-tolls an immoral project - Cosatu

2014-08-27 16:30

E-tolls will add to the burden of the poor, who will be forced to pay more to travel on highways which were previously free of charge, says Cosatu.

City denies breaching toll undertaking

2014-08-23 05:00

Cape Town has denied giving Sanral an undertaking to keep proposed tariffs on the contested N1 and N2 highway tolls confidential until a later stage.

Cape tolls: R2K to file urgent application

2014-08-14 17:04

The Right2Know campaign is filing an urgent application to unseal the court record on tolling in the Western Cape, which Sanral wants kept closed.

No e-tolls for Cape Town - Sanral

2014-08-10 19:10
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Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, says the SA National Roads Agency.

Judgment reserved in Sanral secrecy bid

2014-08-05 19:27

Judgment on an application by Sanral to prevent the City of Cape Town from filing its papers on the Winelands toll project in an open court has been reserved.

Cape tolls: What are the costs, asks DA

2014-08-04 20:53

The DA wants details on all the costs involved in the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project, including planned tariffs and the expected revenue.

Picketers protest Sanral secrecy bid

2014-08-04 15:33

Campaigners have picketed outside the Western Cape High Court to protest Sanral's application to keep details of the Winelands tolling project out of the public domain.

DA hits out at Sanral's secrecy application

2014-08-03 16:20

The DA is set to picket outside Cape Town's high court in protest over Sanral's application to keep secret certain tolling documentation.

Sanral tolls policy 'as transparent as a brick'

2014-08-01 05:00

Sanral does not want the public to know just how profitable toll roads can be and how the "user pays" principle is abused, claims a business chamber.

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".

Sanral owed R1bn+ for e-tolls

2014-07-26 16:21
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Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited over R1bn in unpaid e-toll accounts, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Remove blue lights, branding: JPSA

2014-07-18 22:46

Sanral must remove Gauteng traffic police branding, blue lights and sirens from its vehicles, says Justice Project SA.

E-toll panel holds first meeting

2014-07-17 08:47

The panel that will examine the effect e-tolling has had in Gauteng will meet for the first time, the provincial government says.

Peters announces e-toll 'reprieve'

2014-07-15 21:43
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has announced a "reprieve" for the users of Gauteng's toll roads.

E-toll panel reputable - committee

2014-07-11 18:15

The panel chosen by Gauteng premier David Makhura to assess the socio-economic impact of e-tolls is a reputable team, says a committee.

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.

 

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.

E-tolls discount a lucky packet, says NGO

2014-09-01 19:03

Gauteng road users do not need discounts and tariff reductions on e-toll fees because they never asked for tolls, the Road Safety Campaign says.

Allie welcomes Sanral secrecy judgment

2014-08-29 19:41

Sanral and its preferred bidder for the Cape Winelands toll project are pleased to be afforded protection after a ruling by the Cape High court, says CEO Nazir Alli.

Treasury is hypocritical: Busa

2014-08-29 16:31

The National Treasury is hypocritical for saying it is not in favour of ring-fencing taxes when it has done so for infrastructure projects, Business Unity SA says.

DA welcomes ruling on Sanral secrecy bid

2014-08-28 19:24

The DA has welcomed the Western Cape High Court ruling dismissing applications to keep certain court documents on the Cape Winelands toll project secret.

E-toll consultations flawed - BBC

2014-08-28 16:13

The consultations prior to the introduction of e-tolling had been flawed, says the Black Business Council.

Sanral loses secrecy bid for Cape tolls

2014-08-28 12:49

Applications to keep certain court documents on the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project secret have been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court.

Judgment expected in Sanral secrecy case

2014-08-28 07:41

The Western Cape High Court is expected to hand down judgment in Sanral's application to keep aspects of the Winelands project confidential.

Refund e-toll users, says Fedusa

2014-08-27 18:57

E-tolling should never have been implemented and those who have paid their e-toll bills should be refunded, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

E-toll implementation was premature - union

2014-08-27 10:39

There should have been a comprehensive assessment of public transport options before e-tolls were implemented, says the National Council of Trade Unions.

City, Sanral clash over Cape toll tariffs

2014-08-22 19:44

The City of Cape Town has denied giving Sanral an undertaking to keep proposed tariffs on the contested N1 and N2 highway tolls confidential.

Steep toll hikes not justified - chamber

2014-08-12 12:34

There are concerns that, if the N1 and N2 tolls roads go ahead, toll fees will be low at first and then increased regularly, warns a business chamber.

Gauteng gears up for e-toll hearings

2014-08-08 21:50

A panel appointed to assess the impact of e-tolling in Gauteng is set to hear representations from various affected groups.

Sanral secrecy bid case to continue

2014-08-05 07:46

Sanral's application to keep aspects of the Winelands project confidential will continue and has to do with sensitive tender procedures, says a spokesperson.

Cape tolls secrecy relates to tenders

2014-08-04 16:40
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Disclosing information prematurely about the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project may risk tender procedures, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Court to hear Sanral's Winelands secrecy bid

2014-08-04 07:30

Sanral's application to keep secret documentation on the proposed Winelands toll project is set to be heard in a closed session at the high court in Cape Town.

Sanral Winelands secrecy bid worries NGOs

2014-08-01 08:56

Two non-governmental organisations have raised concerns about Sanral's application for certain court documents and court hearings to be kept secret.

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'.

Proposed Cape tolls back in court

2014-07-29 19:46

The Western Cape High Court will hear a Sanral application for information about the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project to be kept secret.

Sanral: Taxi must register for exemptions

2014-07-26 13:03

Taxi operators in Gauteng must register their vehicles with the SA National Road Agency Limited in order to be exempted from paying e-tolls, the agency says.

Two more added to tolls commitee

2014-07-17 21:53

Two people have been added to the panel tasked with examining the impact of e-tolls, says Gauteng premier David Makhura.

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.

NPA to go after e-toll offenders

2014-07-15 13:02
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The National Prosecuting Authority has appointed two prosecutors to work with the SA National Roads Agency Limited relating to non-payment of e-tolls.

Sanral accused of number plate guessing

2014-07-11 14:25

Sanral has been accused of guessing motorists' number plates after a Gauteng owner of a motorcycle received an invoice for a bakkie.

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.

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