‘Cape toll project may lead to unemployment’

WC govt says farmers will be among the hardest hit if the Cape toll project is implemented.

FILE: DA members picketing 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 Western Cape government says farmers will be among the hardest hit if the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project is implemented.

The project is on hold for now pending a court review.

The Supreme Court of Appeal late last month overturned a Western Cape High Court ruling which kept the details surrounding South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral's) tolling initiative confidential.

The City of Cape Town wants the project scrapped.

The Western Cape Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism's Beverley Schafer says tolling could affect farming profits.

"It will have an impact particularly on the fruit export industry and possibly may result in future unemployment of our farmworkers."

LISTEN: Brett Herron speaks to Keino Kammies about the Cape Winelands toll project