Civil society, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Democratic Alliance are pulling out all the stops in last minute attempts to have the controversial e-tolling system scrapped.
On one hand, court applications have been filed by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) and Afrikaner lobby group AfriForum. On the other hand, the Democratic Alliance and the COSATU plan to protest in the streets.
The South African National Roads Agency Limited's (SANRAL) argument, according to the Beeld, is that it will suffer a loss of income if the levying of tolls was delayed, and that it will be forced to renege on its agreement with Electronic Toll Collection, which it had contracted to collect the tolls.
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