Makhura receives final e-tolls report

David Makhura will release the findings of the report after it has been discussed with national government.

Gauteng premier David Makhura receiving the e-tolls report from the assessment panel in Parkton on 30 November 2014. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng premier David Makhura has now received the provincial e-tolls assessment panel's report on the impact of the multi-billion rand project.

Four months ago Makhura established the panel with the aim to determine the socio-economic impact of the project and release recommendations.

The panel received input from the public, labour, business and political parties, the majority of them opposing the system.

Makhura says they will only release the findings of the report after it has been discussed with local and national government and made its own determinations.

"We want to afford ourselves time to go through all the information."

Meanwhile, it's still unclear whether Transport Minister Dipuo Peters will even consider the report.

Shortly after the panel was established, Peters told Parliament the user pay principle is a national policy, which will remain in place, irrespective of what the provincial government has to say on the matter.

The controversial system went live on 3 December last year despite public outcry.