ConCourt to rule on e-toll
The ConCourt will rule on whether e-tolling will go ahead in Gauteng.
JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court will on Thursday rule whether Government can start implementing e-tolls in Gauteng pending a high court review of the decision due to take place in November.
The ConCourt will also look at the North Gauteng High Court's interim interdict which prevented e-tolls from being implemented.
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage said he is concerned about today's outcome.
"I don't see how they could actually start tolling within the next four weeks."
He also said government will first have to convince the public to participate.
"There are a number of regulations that have to be finalised, the tariffs, exemption notices and so forth.
"Then you have their biggest issue, which is public participation. They are going to have to get a number of tags into cars to make this viable. That is going to be the interesting part about this case."
Government has argued that Sanral is forgoing R225 million in revenue for every month that tolling is delayed.
Gauteng motorists will pay up to 35c per km to use some of the province's highways and pay a debt taken out by Sanral in 2007.