PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
CarlB
 
Comments: 8
Article views: 1501
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all CarlB's badges.
 

Sanrails Tolls don’t work in the countries or our best interest.

17 January 2014, 08:44
Sanrails Tolls don’t work in the countries or our best interest. 

If we had a public transport system like they do in the UK tolls would work for a vast majority of users. As you pay fixed rates for public transport and the zones you want to travel in / to and this includes unlimited trips on the underground and buses. You can get to 99% of the places you want to get to easily safely and withina reasonable time frame. 

Based on our city layout and public transport systems you cannot do this in S.A. I Need to see +- 9 clients a day in my industry. Seeing they are spread out all over JHB, Centurion , fourways , alberton etc... 

The current public transport infrastructure is not workable for me. 

And at its current rates even if it was as well structured as the systems in the UK it would be unaffordable. 

My only option is to use the Freeway! Besides the increasing fuel prices due to many factors and that is open to a different debate. E-Tolls add further costs to my already strained budget and I am still one of the fortunate ones. 

How many users simply do not have the “extra toll money” as they are already on the edge and struggling to survive? Keep in mind that even at the caped rate of R450 or R500 this is still allot of money for some people. 

And remember due to the ill-conceived underhanded plan to toll our roads it’s not only toll fee money that will need to be found and paid. 
Keep in mind most of this money leaves S.A as well. 

E.g. A farmer brings / gets he’s goods delivered from where ever he is situated to JHB . 

The vehicle uses the Toll routes as there are no other options. That cost gets added on to the price that the goods are sold for.

The farmers Market sells the goods to (Pick n pay, Spar or Checkers) they deliver to the main Warehouse toll routes are used again. From the warehouse they split the goods into smaller loads and send them to the shops (Pick n pay, Spar or Checkers) the toll route is use again all these extra costs gets passed on to us the end user when we buy the goods.

And this is one small example that Sanrail and the Government did not do their homework properly and if they did they just don’t care. 

All this has what effect??? It increases inflation!

That does what it increases the cost of living etc….. The current Government do not have the best interests of the people as a whole in mind or at heart. 

Considering that most people do not have a medical aid or even pension plans and they do not live it up or live irresponsibly what are their options to become unwilling criminals just to survive and feed their families? 

Those that believe the lies that have been spewed forth from the ANC and SANRAIL are fools. And it is our responsibility to oppose this corrupt system and those behind it in any way we can!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Rebone Tau
What it means to be part of the n...

Under President Cyril Ramaphosa, we are seeing an ANC that is for the people of South Africa; an ANC that will bring back the meaning of being a patriotic citizen of the Republic of South Africa, writes Rebone TauRead more...

0 comments 984 views
Submitted by
Revelgen
Strike while the iron is hot, Cyr...

After that statesmanlike SONA speech, it is clear that Cyril Ramaphosa is riding high and confidently. But as everyone said afterwards, 'Now let us see him walk the talk'. Read more...

0 comments 350 views
Submitted by
Eddie Maffa
Free education, free e-books

Let’s use the sites for free-books and avoid faking references when writing assignments. Read more...

0 comments 224 views
Submitted by
Chris Robinson
How right Mrs Zuma was to predict...

I do not think Mrs Zuma expected THIS kind of trouble. Her hubby's empire is collapsing faster than the twin towers, with as much dust and noise. Read more...

0 comments 1220 views
Did Zuma really bow down to press...

Politics is a game of tactics and strategies. Beyond public confrontations and debates by leaders of political parties lies serious researches, analysis and planning. Read more...

0 comments 362 views
Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
Zuma is still my hero: let's forg...

Say whatever you wants to say, Msholozi will always be my hero for saving lives of black people and increasing the value of our lives.  Read more...

0 comments 333 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2018 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.