R2K campaign files urgent application against Sanral secrecy

The campaign has given the court until 9 September to consider releasing the documents.

FILE: DA members picket outside the Western Cape High Court against Sanral’s application to keep tolling details secret on 4 August 2014. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Right2Know campaign brought an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court today, asking for documents relating to the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project to be made public.

The campaign has given the court until 9 September to consider releasing the documents.

The campaign's Alison Tilley addressed the Cape Town Press Club this afternoon, where she made the announcement.

Tilley says the organisation's position does not deal with whether there should or shouldn't be tolling but its goal is to get information on the matter in the public domain.

She adds while they're not sure what the parties involved are trying to hide, it's clearly something they're very concerned about.

Last week, hundreds of Democratic Alliance supporters picketed outside the High Court against an application by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to keep details of the tolling project secret.

Sanral has argued it doesn't need to give details of plans to expand its e-tolling project.

It also says there's nothing sinister about its court action to keep the plans under wraps.

Last year, the city was granted an interdict to stop the initiative.