E-tolls: Motorists pay up under new dispensation

Sanral received R154 million rand from motorists paying their e-toll bills in May and June.

FILE: Three months ago, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a “new dispensation” for e-tolls. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Government's plan to make e-tolls "more affordable" for motorists has seen a steady increase in the amount of money collected through the electronic system.

Sanral received R154 million rand from motorists paying their e-toll bills in May and June, compared to R45 million in payments in January to R68 million in March.

Three months ago, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a " new dispensation" for e-tolls, with cheaper tariffs for all motorists using the tolled highways in Gauteng.

This includes 60 percent discount on outstanding e-toll bills.

The transport department's Tiyani Rikhotso says, "We believe that in good time we will be able to have all those things that we have committed to deliver to South Africans as part of the new dispensation. We will get to the point where we will have the levels of compliance that we require for the system to function optimally."