TRANSPORT Minister Dipuo Peters told Parliament that the South African National Roads Agency had just over 1.4-million registered e-tag account holders, though that is dwarfed by the more than 2.9-million accounts that are in arrears.The system has encountered strong resistance from civil society groups. These include Outa, which eventually became known as the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, and which challenged the system unsuccessfully in court. Despite widespread criticism of e-tolls — with even the ANC in Gauteng rejecting the system in its current form — the national Department of Transport has persisted with using the tolls to finance the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.Peters sent a written reply to a question from DA MP Manny de Freitas saying that of the 2.5-million registered vehicles on the GFIP network in a month, 1.4-million were identified as registered e-tag account holders and 1.3-million were paying their tolls. "Currently … there are just over 2.9-million accou...

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