Some see positives amid e-tolls gloom

2013-12-03 10:36
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E-tolling turns to e-trolling

Sanral implemented its first day of e-tolling in Gauteng today... and the internet responded. See these hilarious e-toll memes.

Cape Town - A bit of light has filtered through all the e-tolls doom and gloom, amid reports of free-flowing traffic in Gauteng from News24 Twitter followers.

While the majority of tweets on Tuesday were in complete defiance of the new system, which launched at midnight, some users are now seeing positives.

There were however mixed reports about traffic on Gauteng's highways, with Johannesburg metro police reporting that congestion was heavy, like on any other day, according to Sapa.

Other reports indicated that traffic on alternative routes, such as the M1 and routes through residential suburbs, was higher than normal due to the introduction of the e-tolling system.

Meanwhile, anti-tolling lobbyists are refusing to give up. Sapa reports that there will be at least two anti-tolling media briefings on Tuesday. Cosatu will address the media, while the DA plans to unveil the "next phase" of its anti-tolling campaign.

Here are some of the positive tweets News24 received:

But others were quick to point out that they shouldn't get excited:

- What do you think of e-tolling? Share your experiences and photos with us.

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