ARTICLES RELATING TO TOLLS

No to fuel levy replacing Gauteng e-tolls

2014-09-21 15:13
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Gauteng's e-tolls will not be replaced with a fuel levy after the country's other eight provinces overwhelmingly rejected this idea.

Cape Town to appeal Sanral secrecy ruling

2014-09-19 12:29

The City of Cape Town has decided to apply for leave to appeal after studying the judgment in the secrecy applications of Sanral and Protea Parkway Consortium.

Peters: Sanral receives clean audit

2014-09-17 19:49

The SA National Roads Agency Limited has received a clean audit, which shows its financial statements are credible, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

No to e-tolls from Soweto residents

2014-09-16 07:02

Soweto residents, including government workers, have spoken out against the e-tolling system at a public hearing aimed at analysing the socio-economic impact of the tolls.

AA: Don't use our name to push e-tolls

2014-09-10 17:17

The Automobile Association, which is against e-tolling, has taken on national roads agency Sanral for using its studies in a press statement to promote e-tolls.

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.

Cosatu to burn e-tags, e-toll bills

2014-09-09 13:25

All those who have bought e-tags and received monthly e-toll bills should be afforded the opportunity to burn them, says Cosatu in Gauteng.

E-tolls: Well done Sanral

2014-09-09 06:00

Electronic tolling on Gauteng freeways has largely been cursed by motorists, but this Fin24 user thinks the system is fantastic.

Tolls saga splits ANC’s top six

2014-09-07 15:47
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The top six of the ANC have apparently split over the e-tolls saga, City Press reports, saying Gwede Mantashe and Jessie Duarte are in opposite camps.

E-tolls panel asks Sanral for comment

2014-09-03 21:13

Sanral has been asked to comment on the original socio-economic objectives of e-tolls, says the Gauteng roads and transport portfolio committee.

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.

 

Cape tolls battle set to continue

2014-09-19 17:32

The City of Cape Town says it will appeal a court order that effectively seals information such as toll fees, expenses and profits relating to the Winelands toll project.

We have no beef with Sanral - Gauteng govt

2014-09-18 06:00

The Gauteng provincial government says it has never had a problem with Sanral and its lines of communication with the transport department are open.

Sanral sets record straight on e-tolls review

2014-09-17 12:15

Sanral says it requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel.

Soweto residents tell their e-toll stories

2014-09-15 20:45

Residents of Soweto have rejected the e-tolling system during talks at the Orlando Community Hall.

Sanral urged to wait before billing for e-tolls

2014-09-10 14:59

National roads agency Sanral must stop billing motorists in Gauteng until the advisory panel into e-tolling completes its report, the ANC Youth League has urged.

Cosatu: Peters must respect toll panel views

2014-09-09 15:27

Cosatu has called on Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to give Gauteng's e-tolls review panel a chance and to respect the process.

Outa: E-toll economics make no sense

2014-09-09 09:31

If the economics of e-tolling are not right, mustering all the executive powers available to government will be a futile exercise, says Outa.

Only a genius can calculate toll payments

2014-09-08 15:19

A Fin24 user says only a mathematical genius armed with a highly detailed log will be able to work out accurate e-toll payments.

Sanral sees no need to face e-tolls panel

2014-09-05 06:00

Sanral says participating with the e-tolls panel will be inappropriate and documents on the Gauteng freeway project are publicly available if needed.

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.

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

Disclosing information prematurely about the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project may risk tender procedures, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

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