e-Tolls a Burden to the Poor - Makhura

The e-tolling system places a disproportionate burden on low and middle income households

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, says that the e-tolling system placed a disproportionate burden on low and middle income households.

Announcing the findings and recommendations following a report by a panel which reviewed the socio-economic impact of the e-tolls last year, Makhura stated that, "In its current form, the e-toll system is unaffordable and inequitable and places disproportionate burden on low and middle income households."

He further states that the e-toll is also ‘administratively too cumbersome’, adding that, "The main recommendation of the panel is that elements of the current e-toll system must be reviewed to address the questions of affordability, equity, fairness, administrative simplicity and sustainability."

To read the article titled, “’Cumbersome’ E-tolls place burden on the poor, says Makhura,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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