Short-sighted promise on toll-road construction

2015-07-23 06:00

WHY should residents of the South Coast and Durban be tolled to pay for the proposed Wild Coast toll road - an extension which we neither need or want?

An 80km extension would terminate where exactly, and serve what purpose?

Apparently residents along the proposed route don’t want it either, despite Sanral’s assertion that the construction of the toll road would bring much-needed employment to the area.

Any new employment would last for the duration of the construction period only, then the people would be back to where they are now – in need of employment.

One thing is for sure - the construction will put a lot of money in the pockets of the few proponents of the project.


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