Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The recycled plastic is used as a binder ingredient in the asphalt.
OUTA estimates that only one in five motorists pay their e-tolls.
SA's unpaid e-toll bills have now reached R11 billion, with more than 70% of motorists not paying.
The briefing on Sanral's annual report started with a few hiccups as members of the Portfolio Committee on Transport lambasted chairperson Roshan Morar for failing to attend.
Sanral said it will support a call by civil rights body Outa to probe collusion within the construction industry.
SANRAL’s promises to communities are made to be broken. They are distributed as plastic pearls. That is why it had to withdraw four forged affidavits from court when fighting against the Amadiba coastal community.
The rights of Gauteng road users who are not members of civil rights body Outa should be protected as much as those drivers who are members, says the Automobile Association.
The R15bn upgrade of the N3 from Durban to Pietermaritzburg has been given the green light, but road agency Sanral has not yet secured the funds to build the road.
A private emergency services association has warned of dire consequences after Sanral ignored its request to exempt private ambulance services from e-tolls.
Wheels24 reader NORMAN CUMMINS believes that Sanral is guilty of mismanaging state funds.
The upgrade project will create over 15,000 jobs, and take between five to eight years to construct.
The first major upgrade of the N3 corridor is due to start early next year at Lynnfield Park and Ashburton and is expected to last 36 months.
The opposition is also looking to have Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance with National Treasury to discuss sovereign liabilities and which parastatals asked for bailouts.
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.
Civil rights body Outa wants Sanral to take local construction companies to task over price collusion.
Outa claims Sanral's financial statements misrepresent the real value of assets.
Sanral said the N3 freeway between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will be in a good condition for the Easter break.
Minnie Dlamini, Tbo Touch and Khanyi Mbau have caused a stir for supporting Sanral.
The billing farce overtaking Sanral e-tolling in Gauteng continues with a dead man getting a 'pay up' demand and another example of a cloned vehicle registration plate surfacing.
Wheels24 reader JAMES SMYTHE says Sanral's latest claim - "only R100 for most" - is "merely a last-ditch attempt to charm us into buying e-tags". Reckon he's right?
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