The Gauteng provincial government says it has made a compelling case to President Cyril Ramaphosa, finance minister Tito Mboweni and his transport counterpart Fikile Mbalula that it is “not correct” for the province’s residents to pay e-tolls.  

The SA National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) e-tolling project, launched in 2013 in a bid to improve the road network in the province, has largely been a failure as a result of low levels of compliance from motorists. The cash-strapped agency has had to shelve several projects due to a lack of funds as motorists and lobby groups resisted payment, saying it would raise the already high cost of living.    ..

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