Sanral: ‘Expert analysers’ to study e-toll report

The roads agency wants experts to look at the e-toll panel’s report before it responds to recommendations.

An e-toll sign on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it has asked 'expert analysers' to study a report by the e-tolls assessment panel before it fully responds to its recommendations.

The roads agency says its own research shows 98 percent of e-tolled road users are middle- and high-income earners.

This contradicts Gauteng Premier David Makhura's announcement last month that the report found that the poor are mostly affected by the multibillion rand system.

Sanral's Vusi Mona says, "[They] are not going to make the final decision. The premier is going to take his recommendations to national government and as an implementing agent of government, all we can do is implement the outcome of that process."