E-tolls to be heard in Supreme Court

By Drum Digital
25 September 2013

The High Court in Pretoria granted Outa leave to appeal against a previous judgment it handed down.

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Wednesday in its e-toll challenge against the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral).

Outa argued, on appeal in the lower court, it had misinterpreted a section of the Sanral Act on public consultation to reach its ruling that e-tolling could proceed.

Last year, the high court ruled that e-tolling could proceed because the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project had been lawfully instituted.

Outa is a civic action group of business associations and individuals formed in March 2012 to challenge Sanral's decision to implement e-tolling of the recently upgraded freeway network in Gauteng.

Outa feels it is irrational, unreasonable and illegal.

-by Sapa

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