E-toll consultations continue
Government is willing to engage with other stakeholders regarding the proposed Gauteng tolling system.
JOHANNESBURG - Government says it wants to give its consultations with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and other interested parties a chance before making an announcement on the implementation of e-tolls.
The inter-ministerial committee met with Cosatu on Friday.
The trade union federation is against the implementation of e-tolls in Gauteng.
Motorists are also against the proposed tolling system.
Both parties agreed they needed more time to consider proposals put on the table at the talks.
An announcement by the inter-ministerial committee was scheduled to be made on Saturday, but that has now been pushed back until the committee and the trade union federation meet again next week.
The deputy president's spokesperson Thabo Masebe says government's plan was always to consult.
"The government knows what it wants to do but it has always been our position that we will consult with all stakeholders.
"Our plan was that at the conclusion of the consultations, we would then go back as government and look at all the issues that are raised by the various organisations."