Scrapping e-tolls is the only solution

Scrapping e-tolls is the only solution

Motorists drive through an e-toll gantry along the N1 near Bergbron, 7 September 2017. Picture: Michel Bega

That the ANC seems determined to cling to the concept of paying a foreign-owned company to collect e-tolls makes you wonder what’s actually in it for them as a political party.

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) thinks the signs are good that the ANC government will cave in on the issue of Gauteng’s hated e-toll system. They point to the fact that, in the budget he delivered on Wednesday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni committed a further R1.9 billion (as the government has done on previous occasions) to shoring up the SA National Road Agency, which has been bleeding from losses because drivers are boycotting e-toll roads in their millions. Both Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura avoided the issue this week (the latter in his State of the Province address)...




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