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Aliens to pay tolls for Autobahn drives

2014-12-18 09:10

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the green light to implement road-tolling for foreign drivers using roads through Germany.

Sanral amends e-tolls act

2014-12-04 08:51

The SA National Roads Agency Limited is amending regulations to the e-tolls legislation, according to a report.

End of e-toll debacle is nigh - Outa

2014-12-01 07:40

No matter what the review report says, e-tolls cannot continue as a method to finance the Gauteng roads upgrade, says civil action group Outa.

Makhura receives e-tolls report

2014-11-30 13:12

The advisory panel which assessed the economic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng has handed over its report to premier David Makhura.

E-toll report out on Sunday

2014-11-28 08:30

Gauteng premier David Makhura will receive a report from the e-toll review advisory panel on Sunday, says the provincial government.

Give Sanral a medal - economist

2014-11-19 19:44
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Economist Roelof Botha, whom Sanral commissioned to do research on the Gauteng freeway project, praised the toll roads and their contribution to the province.

Makhura: E-tolls panel not a waste of time

2014-11-13 06:00

Gauteng premier David Makhura has defended the work of the e-tolls advisory panel, adding that the executive council also received a report on the process.

Alli rejects fuel levy to fund roads

2014-11-06 20:15
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Sanral CEO Nazir Alli says using the fuel levy, which opponents of the e-toll system suggested be hiked to fund the roads, is neither adequate, equitable, nor efficient.

Nazir Alli: Roads a national asset

2014-11-06 14:34

South Africa's roads network is a national asset, with concession routes belonging to SA Inc, Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has told the e-tolls panel review.

Sanral 'surprised' at DA e-tolls protest

2014-11-05 12:01
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Sanral's Vusi Mona says the agency was surprised by a protest held by the DA against e-tolls, claiming no permission had been granted for the action.

Lessons learnt from e-tolls, says Peters

2014-11-04 18:34

Government has learnt lessons from the Gauteng e-tolling system, which is now largely being rejected, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Peters threatens to dump e-tolls panel

2014-11-04 14:28

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has threatened to withdraw from the e-tolls review panel proceedings if she and her team are 'taken on'.

Roads upgrade cuts travel time, e-tolls panel hears

2014-11-04 13:33

South Africa spends less on road infrastructure than other countries but needs to ensure existing roads are maintained, says the transport department.

Sanral to make submissions to e-toll panel

2014-11-03 19:34

The SA National Roads Agency Limited is set to make submissions to the e-toll advisory panel, the office of Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

Gauteng metros, govt pay R2.7m for e-tolls

2014-10-26 11:53

Gauteng's three metropolitan municipalities and the provincial government have spent R2.7m on e-tolls since December, according to a report.

Cosatu split imminent - report

2014-10-19 19:30

ANC heavyweights are expected to tell Cosatu that they have failed to resolve their dispute with the federation’s biggest union – paving the way for a split.

Cheers and jeers for e-toll protest convoy

2014-10-18 16:30

Motorists travelling along the M1 hooted and cheered as a Cosatu-led convoy protest against e-tolls made its way across the highway.

E-tolls collection firm cuts jobs

2014-10-17 14:45

E-tolls collection company ETC's decision to start laying off staff and close temporary structures and services comes as a shock to workers, says a Fin24 user.

Very few in ANC support e-tolls - Cosatu

2014-10-16 18:35

Very few people in the African National Congress support the tolling of Gauteng's highways, claims the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Govt not listening to the people: Cosatu

2014-10-16 12:50

The government has refused to listen to the people of Gauteng regarding e-tolls, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Motorists urged to continue paying e-tolls

2014-10-14 15:37

Motorists should continue paying their bills while the ANC tries to solve the e-toll issue because it is the law, says Gauteng ANC chair Paul Mashatile.

E-tolls will lead to revolt - Gauteng ANC

2014-10-14 12:16

The ANC in Gauteng has refused to comment on whether there was any collusion in the e-tolling system, but says the current e-toll system will result in revolt.

Cape tolls: CT City heads to court again

2014-10-11 07:00

After the dismissal of the City of Cape Town’s application for leave to appeal regarding Cape tolls, it will now petition the Supreme Court of Appeal.

E-toll technology is illegal - FF Plus

2014-10-10 16:59

The technology used by the SA National Roads Agency Limited to collect road users' details is illegal, claims the Freedom Front Plus says.

SA shouldn't be boxed in by e-tolls - IFP

2014-10-10 12:41

The government could find methods other than e-tolls to pay for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, says the Inkatha Freedom Party.

 

Germany approves toll on foreign motorists

2014-12-17 13:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved draft legislation to implement a toll on foreign motorists using German roads.

Cape Town may appeal Sanral toll secrecy

2014-12-01 15:24

The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted the City of Cape Town leave to appeal the relief granted to Sanral regarding the proposed N1 and N2 tolling systems.

SA must wait for e-tolls review findings

2014-11-30 14:51

Gauteng premier David Makhura says he doesn't want to make any rash announcements on the e-tolls review report.

E-toll report out on Sunday

2014-11-28 08:48

Gauteng premier David Makhura will receive a report from the e-toll review advisory panel on Sunday, says the provincial government.

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.

E-tolls is an excellent idea, says Botha

2014-11-19 15:59
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Research consultant Rudolf Botha says users of public transport should "shut up" and not take part in the e-tolls debate, adding that the system is a "damn good idea".

Alli slams media on e-tolls reporting

2014-11-07 14:51

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has complained that inaccurate reporting by the media is feeding misperceptions about the e-tolls system.

New Gauteng roads saved people money - prof

2014-11-06 19:32
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Gauteng's new roads have saved commuters money and now they are being asked to pay for the project through e-tolls, an academic says.

Price inflation not an e-toll problem - official

2014-11-05 13:31

Any problems in the pricing structure of goods cannot be blamed on e-tolls, a panel reviewing the system has heard in Pretoria.

Why e-tolls cash is a must

2014-11-04 20:16
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Scrapping e-tolls will result in Sanral delaying maintenance of old road networks and aborting all road expansion projects, the transport department says.

Gauteng govt makes a U-turn on e-tolls

2014-11-04 16:18

After approving the e-tolling system, the Gauteng government made a U-turn, the e-tolls review panel has heard.

Sanral not profiting from e-tolls

2014-11-04 13:49

It is "lies and a myth" that the SA National Roads Agency Limited is "milking money from the tolls", the transport department has told the e-tolls review panel.

Peters admits e-tolls not perfect solution

2014-11-04 12:18

Gauteng's electronic tolling system is not a perfect solution, but doing nothing is "not an option", Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has told the e-tolls review panel.

E-tolls killing businesses in Gauteng - DA

2014-10-27 13:59

The e-tolls system is severely hampering growth prospects for businesses and their ability to create jobs, shows a survey conducted by the DA.

We stand by govt on e-tolls, says Zulu

2014-10-21 14:14

The small business development department stood by the national government's position on e-tolls, while a panel reviews the system, says Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

E-toll protesters burn unpaid bills in coffin

2014-10-18 18:35

Protesters have burnt their unpaid e-toll bills on top of an empty coffin while singing the national anthem outside Sanral's offices in Pretoria.

Motorists gather for e-tolls drive-slow

2014-10-18 11:20

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members have gathered in Johannesburg ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

Sanral denies employee layoffs

2014-10-17 11:18

Sanral is not retrenching its employees and has not issued retrenchment letters, says its spokesperson Vusi Mona.

Cosatu plans protest, will burn e-tags, bills

2014-10-16 13:41

Cosatu, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance and the National Taxi Alliance are set to protest at Sanral's Pretoria office, including the burning of e-tags and bills.

E-tolls review panel: all you need to know

2014-10-15 05:00

Here are the highlights of submissions made by motorists, organisations and political parties to the panel reviewing the electronic tolling on Gauteng's highways.

E-tolls taught many lessons - Gauteng ANC

2014-10-14 14:48

Provincial ANC chair Paul Mashatile says the current e-tolls system is a "complete departure" from what government had agreed to with Sanral in 1997.

E-toll gantries must stay - Gauteng ANC

2014-10-14 10:41

The technology brought in by the e-toll gantries is valuable and alternative functions should be found for them, the ANC has told the advisory panel on e-tolls.

FF Plus warns government on e-tolls

2014-10-10 20:05

The Freedom Front Plus has warned the government of possible public unrest over the e-tolling system.

Vadi: Method other than e-tolls must be found

2014-10-10 14:01

Funding mechanisms other than e-tolls will have to be found, says Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

IFP has issue with urban tolling

2014-10-10 11:02

The Inkatha Freedom Party has expressed confidence in the Gauteng E-tolls Advisory Panel.

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