E-toll consultations a farce - Cosatu
Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi said they remain opposed to the user-pay principle of the Gauteng e-tolls.
JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Friday described government's latest e-toll consultation process as a "farce".
This comes after the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said it was ready to implement the controversial project.
Earlier, Transport Minister Ben Martins revealed the latest proposed tariffs and a series of new exemptions, which apply to public transport and some emergency vehicles.
Martins made it clear that e-tolls are going ahead, but defended the 30-day public consultation process, saying the fees are not "carved in stone".
Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi said the consultations are a giant waste of time.
He said government will not be able to implement the project if 4 million motorists are opposed to the project.