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Outa studies Sanral response

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said it was studying a legal response by the South African...

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The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said it was studying a legal response by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) ahead of a legal bid against e-tolling.

The matter is largely based on alleged violations of consumer rights and insufficient public consultation.

The controversial system will launch on April 30, despite widespread opposition.

On Thursday, Outa’s Wayne Duvenage said they received a response from Sanral.

They will reply next week.

“It is a very serious case. To launch the e-tolling with the possibility that it might be stopped is crazy.”

On Friday, lawyers for both parties met to discuss the way forward.

A hearing is scheduled for the April24.

Earlier, Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile said drivers are getting a “good deal” by buying e-tags because it makes economic sense.

From the end of April, Gauteng motorists will pay 30 cents per kilometre to use the province’s highways.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)


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