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.
The position paper stated that SANRAL was overcharged by 321 percent for the construction of the roads and that Outa did its own research with qualified people and they concluded that Sanral was overcharged by 152 percent.
However, OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenage, points out that, “We stand by our facts on the Gauteng freeway improvement project.”
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