e-tolling

NGO Condemns SANRAL Anthrax Scare

The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has described biological or chemical attacks, real or feigned, as an act of cowardice and terrorism.

The comment comes after the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (SANRAL) operations centre in Pretoria had to be shut down when white powder was found in an envelope.

Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) says that biological analysis of the powder shows it is not anthrax.

NGO Calls for Mona to Resign

The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has called on Vusi Mona – the spokesperson for the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) – to resign.
 
JPSA chairperson, Howard Dembovsky, points out that, “JPSA calls upon Vusi Mona to do the honourable thing and resign immediately, failing which, the minister of transport should dismiss him, since he clearly has no respect for the public he is supposed to serve."
 

Waging War on e-Tolling and Labour Broking

Members of trade unions affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), civil society and members of the public are taking to the streets against the tolling of Gauteng Freeways. Taking place on 7 March 2012, the countrywide protest will also be used to reiterate COSATU’s call for the complete banning of labour broking in the country.

OUTA Favours ‘Non-Compliance’ to E-Tolls

Following President Jacob Zuma's signing in of the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says that 'non-compliance' to this law is the next logical step.
 
OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenage, says that citizens have been 'sufficiently educated' in the pros and cons on the e-tolling proposition by government and that defiance by citizens is the next step once the law gets implemented by government.
 

Hint of Further e-Toll Tariff Cuts

Further cuts to e-tariffs on Gauteng’s controversial e-tolling project appears to be under consideration, with the Department of Transport hinting that a revised schedule of tariffs was being prepared after a public consultation process.

Transport Minister, Ben Martins, said in an interview that his department is ‘working very hard’ to find ways of softening the effect of tolling.

Tariffs have been cut twice since the implementation of tolling stalled over successive legal challenges and the absence of the legislation empowering the state to electronically collect tolls.

TAC Joins the Fight Against e-Tolls

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that the e-tolling will result in increases in the cost of medication, and will also impact on the delivery of treatment to health facilities.

The TAC, which took part in today’s Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) led protest action against e-tolls, says: “We have health crisis in terms of shortage of treatment due to transport logistics…”

e-Tolls Appeal Dead in the Water - Expert

Experts have downplayed the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance’s (OUTA) prospects of success in its continued legal challenge of the implementation of Gauteng's e-tolling system.

Constitutional law expert, Pierre de Vos, is of the view that, "The original Constitutional Court judgment blasted a hole into OUTA’s legal argument by saying that policy decisions are not to be meddled with by the courts."

de Vos says he would be ‘very surprised’ if the Supreme Court of Appeal decides to take a different view on this matter.

OUTA Confident of Winning e-Toll Appeal

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance’s (OUTA) legal representatives are confident an appeal against a December High Court judgment which paved the way for e-tolling to commence could be won.

OUTA attorney, Pieter Conradie, points out that, “We think that we can win this appeal and this is even the view of our senior council. There is a very strong possibility we can.”

Meanwhile, the South African National Roads Agency is ready to go live when the date to implement e-tolls is made, according to Tiyani Rikhotso, spokesperson for the Department of Transport.

Motorists Urged to Lend Financial Support to OUTA

The Opposition against Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has called on Gauteng motorists to lend financial support in the battle against the e-tolling in the Province.

OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenage, points out that, “The big challenge for us is funding our legal costs. And we appeal to the public and business to become far more active and participate in supporting OUTA in this initiative, in this cause which is in the interests of the public.”

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