Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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When government decided to go with Sanral's e-toll scheme, the biggest sin by those in authority was their disregard for the grossly inflated costs of road construction and the scheme's exorbitant contracted fees, writes Wayne Duvenage.
After scrambling to find funding to make up for losses of R6bn, Sanral has reportedly started issuing summonses motorists in the province who have defaulted on their toll debt.
The e-toll protest is slowing the fast lane, but a more inclusive approach by Sanral’s new CEO may bring an e-toll resolution.
The department of transport exempted disability-friendly vehicles from paying any fees toward e-tolls.
'The decision to extend the deadline to May 17 will be welcomed by the many vehicle owners who still want to clear their accounts and benefit from the 60% discount offer,' says Sanral.
People should not create confusion, or behave as though there is uncertainty around e-tolls in Gauteng, says the portfolio committee on transport.
The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) is studying the court ruling halting its planned e-toll protest, but a few opponents of e-tolls still gathered at Cosatu House in Johannesburg Friday morning. See the photos.
Reader Zabulon Mafaesa believes that SA's "descision makers should carry the burden" of e-tolling as he believes drivers were not consulted.
Reader DAN GOVENDER asks how the government can expect to charge taxpayers for roads that are poorly maintained.
Eskom and Sanral, we are not stupid. And we won't be taken for suckers by your Machiavellian tactics.
Motorists will have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral). Here's how much you'll be paying in toll fees.
Winning back the public’s trust is but one of many challenges facing the new Sanral CEO. But is he up to the task?
The controversial e-toll system takes another turn as Sanral says that Gauteng road users are not against it, according to a new survey.
Road users with outstanding e-tolls have until May 17th to take advantage of a 60% discount, says National Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters. Are you more likely to pay your debt?
The e-tolls are in effect. Here's what you need to know if you are headed to Gauteng for the festive season.
Reader Marnus van Staden says that the real problem behind e-tolling is that "infrastructure is a basic service provided by government to the people in order to support the economy".
Hans van Breukelen believes that Sanral received special kickbacks (read - bribes) for implementing the e-toll project.
Reader WhokilledKenny believes that e-tolling is "just another way for the ANC to make money to put in their own pockets".
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