Over the past week, a few very frenzied e-toll users have been complaining about SANRAL sending them SMSs which claim that they owe them money.
Produced and published by Shaun Gunning, this video (and supporting document) is without a doubt the most comprehensive and emphatic argument for why the E-Tolls project cannot succeed without major taxpayer support to the tune of billions of Rands in bailouts over the course of the next few decades. It also provides strong circumstantial evidence [...]
Nandos have nailed it, once again by channeling the age old philosophy that you ought to at least buy someone dinner before you screw them. This ad was in most of Johannesburg’s daily papers this morning. [Pic : Twitter]
Yup, it actually happened. At midnight last night, Gauteng’s multi-billion rand etoll network went live.
On Tuesday the City of Cape Town said an urgent interdict application to put the Winelands toll project on hold will be heard next month in the Western Cape High Court. Brett Herron, the City of Cape Towns mayoral committee member for roads and transport said: The interdict application will be heard in the Western [...]
Sanral has announced that it has a roll out plan – and a mandate from government – to begin rolling out e-tags in a number of provinces apart from Gauteng. Although, they did fail to specify which provinces, and when they would begin the process. The announcement was made this afternoon by Sanral project manager, Alex [...]
As Bloomberg pointed out the other day, South Africa’s credit rating may come under pressure as growth in Africa’s biggest economy slows and the government faces the prospect of bailing out the state-owned road agency. That prospect became more of a reality today when deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe said government is looking into a special appropriations bill to give Sanral a cash injection to allow it to service its R20 billion debt.
The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has confirmed that CEO, Nazir Alli has resigned. Even though they did not provide more details, Alli’s resignation comes close on the heels of the recent Gauteng e-toll system disaster.
Judge Bill Prinsloo has granted the anti-e-Tolls lobby group, OUTA, an urgent hearing to argue for an interdict against the implementation of SANRAL’s controversial e-Tolls programme, which drew the ire of motorists and labour unions across the country in recent weeks.
“People power has brought down governments in North Africa; it can surely stop this assault on our living standards.” Cosatu has shown it doesn’t mess around when it comes to voicing its opinion. But will the “mother of all protests” against e-tolls actually make any difference?