E-tolls might be rolled out this year
EWN understands that e-tolls may be rolled out before the end of 2012.
JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that the interministerial task team on e-tolls on Wednesday met with cabinet and recommended tolling be implemented in Gauteng.
It is understood e-tolls could be rolled out before the end of 2012.
A high court review of the system is scheduled to take place early next month.
The task team led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, made its recommendation to cabinet which will have to decide how to proceed.
An announcement on the implementation of e-tolling is expected at a post cabinet briefing later this week or during the Finance Minister's midterm budget speech tomorrow.
The task team has proposed a mix of contributions from the fiscus and e-tolling.
On Tuesday night, Cosatu's Zwelenzima Vavi tweeted"Today we deadlocked with government on e-tolls - fasten your belts."
Technically, e-tolling cannot be rolled out in November because tariffs must still be gazetted.
But, Eyewitness News has been told it will realistically be implemented towards the end of December or early January as officials expect the high court review to stretch on for some time.