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The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case against several furniture removal truck companies for allegedly fixing prices to recover e-toll levies.
The Cabinet has kicked the matter of e-tolls into touch - it will only be dealt with next year.
City of Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has reiterated his stance that e-tolls have no future in Gauteng.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni said Cabinet considered "several options" to resolve the impasse over the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and decided that the "user pay" principle should remain in place.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has stood firm on the user-pays principle, saying it's time to develop a "culture of paying" if the economy is to recover.
The minister has said engagements with the AA and OUTA are a firm expression of his commitment and resolve to find common ground in addressing the challenge of funding road infrastructure.
'In June we congratulated you on your appointment and outlined several areas of our transport environment we believe need urgent attention,'. the Automobile Association has written in a second open letter to the Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has named Alec Moemi as director general of the transport department.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says Gauteng e-toll users must pay, while the Gauteng provincial legislature stands by its position that there is no future for the e-toll system.
DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has set alight hundreds of e-toll statements outside the South African National Roads Agency offices in Centurion. Watch.
While the finance minister announced plans to draw a hardline against bailouts for state-owned enterprises in his national budget speech in February – efforts to contain the state's growing debt came to naught by the time October arrived.
Sanral chair Themba Mhambi told a select committee that the mixed messages from various corners of South African society have caused uncertainty which exacerbated non-payment.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says that no decision has been taken yet on e-tolls.
The department of transport did not want to speculate when the final e-tolls report might now actually be completed.
Gauteng's e-tolls are handled by a different agency, the RTIA explains
The Automobile Association has told Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula in an open letter that its research into road funding found "the current model for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has failed, and will continue to fail" if it is pursued further.
The African National Congress has already lost the e-toll battle, and is ignoring "volumes" of evidence that it has failed, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has weighed in on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura's disagreements over e-tolls, instructing the ministers to work together to find a solution.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is said to have called on dissenting voices within his current Cabinet to toe the line when it comes to the e-tolls system.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says he is "very unhappy" with the Sanral board's decision to temporarily suspend summonses to recover e-toll debt must be reversed.
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