E-tolling act gazetted

The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act was published in the Government Gazette on Thursday, the presidency said.

Also known as the electronic tolling bill, it was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma on Saturday, it said.

The announcement was made on Wednesday. On the same day, Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) Judge Fritz Brand reserved judgment on whether the tolling of Gauteng’s freeways should be reviewed.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance brought the appeal in its challenge against the SA National Roads Agency Limited, the transport minister, and the Treasury.

In April 2012, the High Court in Pretoria granted Outa an interdict approving a full judicial review before electronic tolling could be implemented. The interdict prevented Sanral from levying or collecting e-tolls, pending the outcome of a review.

In September last year, the Constitutional Court set aside the interim order, and in December, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed the application.

The court granted Outa leave on January 25 to take the matter to the SCA in Bloemfontein.


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