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OUTA Has Cash for SANRAL’s Court War

Organisation Uniting Against Tax Abuse (OUTA) says it has enough money to assist its members sued for outstanding e-tolls.
 
OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenhage, says the organisation gets contributions from ‘thousands of people’ and ‘hundreds of businesses’ every month and has set money aside for e-toll litigation.
 
Duvenhage would however not disclose the amount, because he fears the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), fighting with taxpayers’ money, would stretch out the legal process in an effort to deplete OUTA’s funds.
 

SANRAL Criticises OUTA Over e-Tolls

Civil society group, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), is standing by its report that the cost of upgrading Gauteng freeways was grossly overpriced at R17 billion.

This comes after the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) accused OUTA of misleading the public in a position paper that said the money spent on upgrading Gauteng freeways was inflated at the expense of taxpayers.

Motorists Get Final e-Toll Demand Letters

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that letters of final demand have been sent to Gauteng motorists who have boycotted paying their e-toll fees.

The anti-toll body says it was informed that road agency SANRAL has started serving people with letters demanding payment.

The stresses that, “We would like to highlight that letters of final demand should not be confused with a summons, as it is a low commitment step that does not officially initiate legal proceedings.”

Motorists Get Final e-Toll Demand Letters

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that letters of final demand have been sent to Gauteng motorists who have boycotted paying their e-toll fees.

The anti-toll body says it was informed that road agency SANRAL has started serving people with letters demanding payment.

The stresses that, “We would like to highlight that letters of final demand should not be confused with a summons, as it is a low commitment step that does not officially initiate legal proceedings.”

SANEF Slams Attack on Journalists

The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) has condemned the attack on two journalists from The Citizen newspaper, as well as on activists, after the funeral of slain anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe.

Two of The Citizen’s journalists and two anti-mining activists were beaten at the funeral of Rhadebe on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast at a remote village near Mbizana on Saturday, 2 April 2016.

Rhadebe died in a hail of bullets two weeks ago when he was attacked by hitmen, apparently for his continued resistance to

China’s NGOs Go Global

Rapid economic growth over the past three and a half decades has transformed China’s position from a recipient of international aid to a donor nation. China’s overseas development assistance has mirrored its state-run commercial investments and trade activities. In other words, the majority of China’s overseas development assistance is directed at nations, notably in Africa and Southeast Asia, where it has a substantial stake in accessing natural resources and low cost human capital.

Slain Activist to be Laid to Rest on Saturday

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) says the anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, murdered in an alleged ‘blue light’ hit last week, will be laid to rest this weekend.

His murder‚ which has been linked to a decade of work that he did with the committee in the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company Mineral Commodity Limited (CMR)‚ drew widespread condemnation.

Mining CEO Accused of Inciting Violence

The Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) has accused an Australian mining company’s chief executive officer of inciting violence in an area where an anti-mining activist was murdered.

The murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe is continuing to makes waves as condemnation of the killing and calls for police to find the perpetrators are taken up by different organisations.

Hawks Probe Anti-Mining Activist’s Murder

Eastern Cape titanium deal marked with death since Oz firm sought rights – activist was shot eight times by thugs masquerading as cops.

The Hawks will investigate a case of murder opened by Eastern Cape police following the death of an anti-mining activist.

Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) leader, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was shot after being lured into a car by two men posing as cops.

e-Toll Equipment Unreliable – OUTA

Anti e-toll group, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that it has ‘plenty of evidence’ indicating the Gauteng tolling equipment is unreliable.

This comes after roads agency, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) warns that high value corporate e-toll defaulters that they would be issued summonses this week.

However, OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenage, argues that there can be no consensus for e-toll defaulters.

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