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Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

By: News24Wire      30th September 2015 Sanral's decision to toll highways in the Western Cape has been set aside. The Western Cape High Court ruled in the City of Cape Town's favour on Wednesday when judgment was delivered in the City’s battle against Sanral's decision to toll highways in the province. 

Gautengers urged to change mindset on e-tolls 

By: News24Wire      18th June 2015 Gauteng residents need to change their mindsets on e-tolling, Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Wednesday. In an interview with News24, Vadi said new highways needed to be built. The question was how this would be done. 

Cape Town may appeal sealing of toll documents 

By: Sapa     1st December 2014 The City of Cape Town has been granted leave to appeal a court order that in effect seals most documents pertaining to the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project, ahead of a review hearing, it said on Monday. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) granted the city's application on Friday, after an... 

Sanral asked to speak to Makhura on e-tolls 

By: Sapa     17th September 2014 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday. "Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore unfortunate," SA National Roads Agency... 

E-toll outrage far-reaching – Outa

By: Sapa     2nd September 2014 E-tolling Gauteng's highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "This system is falling far short of its intentions and targets," Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage told public hearings in Midrand on the impact of... 

Court to hear Sanral's secrecy bid

By: Sapa     4th August 2014 An application by Sanral to keep secret certain tolling documentation is set to be heard in a closed session at the high court in Cape Town on Monday. The SA National Roads Agency Limited's application - to ensure that supplementary papers on the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project not... 

E-toll bill over R1bn – Minister

By: Sapa     28th July 2014 Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over R1-billion in unpaid e-toll accounts, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said. As of May 31, the unaudited amount owed for more than 90 days was R156 623 567 while R995 362 885 was owed to Sanral in a period of... 

Peters asks for halt to e-tolls prosecution

By: Sapa     21st July 2014 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked that prosecution of non-paying e-toll users be halted for now. "She's engaged with Sanral to hold back on the prosecution processes that has been spoken about," transport spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso told Sapa. 

Peters announces e-toll 'reprieve' 

By: Sapa     16th July 2014 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday announced a "reprieve" for the users of Gauteng's toll roads. Opening debate in Parliament on her department's budget, she told MPs this was being done "to make it easier for people to comply" with e-tolls. 

KZN e-toll reports not true – Peters 

By: Sapa     23rd May 2014 No decision has been taken to introduce the e-tolling system in KwaZulu-Natal, the transport ministry said on Friday. "Any decision to introduce any form of tolling in any part of the country will be taken in consultation with authorities," said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters in a statement. 

E-toll extension worries Cosatu Gauteng

By: Sapa     22nd May 2014 Cosatu in Gauteng is worried about the extension of the e-tolling system to KwaZulu-Natal, the trade union federation said on Thursday. It proved that the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) planned to roll-out the system to the entire country, Congress of SA Trade Unions Gauteng secretary... 

No reason to boycott e-tolls – Santaco

By: Sapa     14th April 2014 Taxis had no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday. "Santaco wishes to distance itself from any statements purported to have been made by the organisation calling for a boycott on... 

E-tolling application dismissed  

By: Sapa     13th March 2014 The DA's application to declare the e-tolling legislation unconstitutional and invalid was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. "The application is dismissed. The parties shall bear their own costs," Judge Owen Rogers said in court. 

Amendment Act not vital – Sanral

By: Sapa     5th March 2014 The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act has not made vital and substantial changes to provinces, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. "The incremental utility of this amendment is extremely small," said David Unterhalter, for the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). 

Pay e-tolls early or pay more - Sanral

By: Sapa     20th January 2014 Gauteng motorists not registered for e-tolls should pay their e-toll bills as soon as possible to avoid being charged more, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. "...When you do not have an e-tag... and if you do not pay within the stipulated seven days, there is an... 

Sanral misleading public - JPSA

By: Sapa     23rd December 2013 Sanral is misleading the public by saying the failure to pay toll fees is against the law, regardless whether an invoice is issued or not, Justice Project SA (JPSA) said on Monday. JPSA was responding to a statement the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) made on Sunday. 

E-toll tariffs exaggerated – Peters 

By: Sapa     3rd December 2013 Expected monthly e-toll tariffs have been exaggerated by critics, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. "Expected monthly tariffs payable by light motor vehicles show that about 83 percent will pay not more than R100 a month, and 0.59 percent in the same class will reach the maximum of... 

E-tolling not the only option – lawyer

By: Sapa     25th September 2013 Legislation allows Sanral to explore options other than tolling to fund Gauteng's freeways, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) should, therefore, have kept an open mind on the matter, despite Cabinet approval of electronic... 

Toll revenue not going offshore

By: Sapa     12th June 2013 Money collected from e-tolling in Gauteng will not go overseas, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Wednesday. "Of course, everyone is now jumping on the political bandwagon that once e-tolling commences, all the collected monies will be going overseas. This is simply not... 

Outa raises R2.35m after plea

By: Sapa     11th June 2013 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has raised R2.35-million which will go towards its court challenge to e-tolling on Gauteng's highways, it said on Tuesday. "Just five days later we are able to announce that over R1.35-million was raised from the public, plus a further R1-million... 

Outa needs financial support to continue e-toll challenge 

By: Sapa     5th June 2013 Outa might have to drop its court challenge to e-tolling on Gauteng's highways if it does not raise an extra R1-million in three weeks, chairman Wayne Duvenage said on Wednesday. "There is a very real chance if we do not get this money this matter will not be heard," Duvenage said at a press... 

No proper decision on winelands toll, court told 

By: Sapa     17th May 2013 Sanral's public notice on the Winelands tolling project was unlawful because the national roads agency never took a proper board decision committing to the project, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday. Geoff Budlender, for the City of Cape Town, argued that the SA National Roads Agency... 

More toll roads proposed – DA 

By: Sapa     22nd April 2013 More toll roads have been proposed by the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) at a closed meeting, the DA said on Sunday. "At a [parliamentary] portfolio committee of transport strategic planning session last week, the CEO of Sanral, Nazir Alli, revealed new toll-roads that the entity is... 

Western Cape mayors reject e-tolls 

By: Sapa     28th March 2013 Several Western Cape mayors vowed on Thursday to join the fight against e-tolling in the province. "We, the mayors of the DA-led municipalities of Stellenbosch, Theewaterskloof, Drakenstein, Breede Valley, and the Winelands District want to express our unconditional opposition to Sanral's... 

Winelands toll project resisted 

By: Sapa     25th March 2013 An application to halt construction of the N1-N2 Winelands toll highway project in Cape Town will be heard in May, a city official said on Monday. Transport and roads mayoral committee member Brett Herron said the urgent interdict application had been set down for May 16 and 17 in the Western... 

Outa appeal application date set

By: Sapa     22nd January 2013 The High Court in Pretoria will hear an application to appeal against e-tolling on Friday, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said. "Outa remains committed to this case, which largely seeks to protect citizen's constitutional rights, along with challenging the onerous, expensive,... 

Outa appeals e-toll ruling

By: Sapa     9th January 2013 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has filed its appeal against e-tolls in the Pretoria High Court, the organisation said on Wednesday. Outa chairman Musa Strachan said the application for leave to appeal was filed in court on Tuesday. 

Court bid to scrap e-toll fails, Cosatu urges motorists not to buy e-tags 

By: Sapa     13th December 2012 Gauteng road users have been urged to not buy e-tags after the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed an application to scrap e-tolls. "Don't register! Don't buy e-tags!" the Congress of South African Trade Unions said in a statement. 

Outcry over tariffs, not tolls, High Court hears

By: Sapa     27th November 2012 The public outcry against the tolling of Gauteng's highways was related to the tariffs, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. "I think we should make it clear that the public outcry is not because of tolls but the tariffs," Vincent Maleka, senior council for the transport department said. 

E-tag system to go national

By: Sapa     7th November 2012 E-tags bought for Gauteng freeways will soon be valid at toll plazas across the country, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Wednesday. "We want to use this technology at the very toll system that we... [presently] have. There is a roll-out programme within the existing... 

Solutions on GFIP need exploration – Motlanthe 

By: Sapa     20th July 2012 The best possible solutions needed to be explored for the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Johannesburg on Friday. "There should be no overburdening of poor people with added cost," Motlanthe said in opening remarks at a... 

Sanral must disclose toll contracts – DA

By: Sapa     7th May 2012 The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) must disclose the names of all 33 sub-contractors involved in the collection of e-tolls on Gauteng highways, the DA said on Sunday. "This is after disturbing reports [on Sunday] about African National Congress links to companies that will benefit... 

Amid project financing warning, Motlanthe e-toll committee is launched 

By: Sapa     4th May 2012 Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact negatively "on our track record in the... 

Sanral respects e-toll judgment 

By: Sapa     3rd May 2012 The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is still studying a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt, it said on Wednesday. "Sanral, together with the department of transport, has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng [High]... 

Sanral silent on tolls high court ruling 

By: Sapa     2nd May 2012 The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) remained silent on Tuesday over the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt. 

ETC agreement needs to be cancelled

By: Sapa     27th April 2012 Government needs to cancel the toll collection contract with the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Consortium, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. "This is the only way to escape the exorbitant and unworkable e-toll system that has caused so much protest in Gauteng," said DA spokesman Jack... 

OUTA makes headway in e-toll case

By: Sapa     26th April 2012 A bid to stop e-tolling made headway on Wednesday when the High Court in Pretoria ruled the application was urgent. Judge Bill Prinsloo agreed with the applicants, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), saying: "The widespread public interest and the protesting... should persuade me to... 

Court bid against Gauteng tolls filed

By: Sapa     23rd March 2012 A court application was filed on Friday to stop tolling in Gauteng, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said. "It is a sad day when a nation's government develops a tense and threatening relationship with its people, when trying to force an unjust and unpopular decision into being,"... 

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