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Green light for E-toll: 30c/km.

2012-10-26 11:37

South African transport minister Ben Martins has said the Gauteng e-toll system will be implemented.

"Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday," he claimed, "decided that Sanral should proceed with the implementation of e-tolling.

"Today (Nov 26, 2012) the department of transport Gazetted the toll tariffs and regulations for public comment."

Martins said after the ANC government had considered the public's views, final tariffs would be published.

CHEAPER R E-TAGS

There would be a 30-day period for public comment which expires on November 25 before the start of the judicial review of e-tolling on November 26 2012.

The government has proposed that toll fees for e-tag users be capped at R550 a month for light vehicles.

"Registering for an e-tag account will provide users with the lowest possible toll fees," Martins promised. "Following the consultations, we have lowered tariffs, reduced caps in all categories, offered discounts on tagged vehicles and during peak hours, and exemptions on public transport."

The standard tariff for a light passenger vehicle (Class A) is proposed at 58c/km. Drivers without e-tags who pay their toll fees within 30 days would be given a 60% discount.

The e-tag tariff proposed is 30c/km.

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Comments
  • klaus.walter.7146 - 2012-10-26 12:49

    FACTS REVEALED ON 702 THIS MORNING Re. THE e-TOLL TAG. * Less than 10 000 registered e-Tag's. * The system is not manageable for cars travelling on the highways without an e-Tag. * The Ben Schoeman Highway between PTA & JHB carries 300 000 cars per day. * The e-Tag system is a dismal failure so far. * The latest R1.75 p/km is a last bid from the government to force us to buy this e-Tag so they can get the 98% of the pension money back they've spend on the toll roads. * You DON'T HAVE TO BUY THE e-TAG. If we all stand together, THIS SYSTEM CAN BE STOPPED. DO NOT get an e-TAG and THE SYSTEM WILL FAIL. 300 000 x R1.75 = R 525000.00 per day people and that’s only at one gate. What are they going to do with this money? It is not just one day – it will be everyday! Once it is up and running, they’ll increase the price and you have no come-back! They have already loaded the petrol price for compensation to the Pension Funds. Do not register, read the terms and conditions before you register. By registering you agree to those terms and conditions. The terms and conditions only benefit SANRAL, and put you at jeopardy.

      tony.moss.509 - 2012-10-29 17:23

      cannot agree with you more!!!! once they have got you on e-tag, there will be no stopping and PRICES WILL RISE !!!!

  • dm.debruyne - 2012-10-26 13:09

    BLAH BLAH BLAH - WE DONT CARE! WE WILL NOT CONCEDE!

  • emma.dyson.12 - 2012-10-26 14:00

    Jakaranda highlighted the etolls this morning, who would take public transport as an alternative to paying for the etolls? But sadly public transport is not reliable, on time nor safe in most cities and the Gautrain doesnt go everywhere...perhaps we should all work from home and no longer travel on the roads

  • musazwane - 2012-10-26 15:01

    The best news this week, we will gladly pay minister. Thank you for the beautiful highway. A far cry from the previous regime's mediocre effort.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-10-26 15:39

      This deserves a /facepalm. You clearly have no clue what you are supporting. South Africans, poor/rich, black/white/Indian/Asian/coloured are already the most taxed citizens out of most country. This extra 30c/km is to make up for bad maintenance, corruption and lack of infrastructure planning. You won't mind if they take it up to 50c/km after the holidays? R1/km by the end of next year? R2/km by the end of 2014? Good luck.

      musazwane - 2012-10-26 17:13

      Tony, please move your broke behind to Cape Town. Jozi is all about world class development.

      karl.smit3 - 2012-10-26 18:59

      Something like 75% of the money collected by e-Tolling is going to Austrian company Kapsch Traffic-Coms. It is not being reinvested into our SA economy. This will drag down the value of the rand as Millions of Rands will leave SA every month. Its like we are becoming a European Colony again.

      gerhardw - 2012-10-28 19:39

      Hahahaha lol wow and to think you believe this crap you are spewing. Pre 94 RSA roads were regarded as some of the best in the world, post 94 and RSA resembles Mozambique. anc are not capable to lead, get that through that thick skull of yours, oh wait you are just trying to get a reaction, because no one can be that idiotic.

      zahir786 - 2012-10-30 15:33

      HAahahahha OMG i can now understand why this country is in a state that its in right now LOLOL OMG how much of a backwards retard does one have to be to make a comment like that, and it really does seem like you put some thought into it! Was this comment a joke ? or were you serious? I cant differentiate between bush thought and your real thought or your racist hate thought anymore. Sometimes when one makes a comment like this you just cant help but laugh, its like a clown in the bush . I bet MUZa still wishes he had his donkey and carrots .

  • theo.dubruyn.9 - 2012-10-26 16:38

    I am not even in Gauteng, but they can go F%$* themselves!!!

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-10-26 18:36

    Time to organize a protest march/drive to the gantrys. Wait there until the dear ministers comes to collect grievances.

  • freek.vn - 2012-10-27 10:39

    Something doesn't make sense. According to the article the tariff for a vehicle equipped with an e-tag is 30c/km and if the vehicle does not have an e-tag, the tariff is 58c/km. However in the case of a vehicle without an e-tag, if the account is paid within 30 days, the owner will qualify for a 60% discount. In the old South Africa 60% discount on 58c amount to 34,8c thus requiring the owner to pay 23,2c (58c less 34,8c). It seems to be cheaper not to register for e-toll and get the e-tag and rather pay your account within 30 days. Or am I missing something? Maybe 60% discount in the new South Africa is not the same as in the old South Africa!

      flysouth - 2012-10-28 15:10

      Obviously the morons cannot even do math! But the best way to destroy this plan is just not to pay - AT ALL! Let them issue summons - each non-payment on each instance has to be individually issued as a separate summons according to an article I have read by a lawyer - then let us see what happens! As that article pointed out, within two weeks the entire court system in Gauteng will be collapsed into chaos - let's rock and roll, motorists!

  • flysouth - 2012-10-28 15:05

    Implement away - we won't pay!

  • graeme.stockwell - 2012-10-29 06:51

    what happened to our 30 days to comment???

  • zubayr.bhyat - 2012-10-29 09:05

    This is going to start impacting on food and other every day costs :(

      Jango - 2012-10-29 15:04

      But it will help build an extra wing or two on Zuma's homestead. Vital for nation-building as you know...

  • thefat.canarie - 2012-10-29 20:19

    This is the saddest day for South Africa! Greedy ignorant vile corrupt giovernment of ours - someone is going to be enriched ... someone is going to be found to have been corrupt! Pravin Gordhan and Ben Martins must resign!!!!

  • thefat.canarie - 2012-10-29 20:20

    Call for a commission of Enquiry! call for it now!

      Michael Boucher - 2012-10-29 22:07

      enjoying your world class city but cry when u have to pay for it. Ha Ha me happy in cape town DA county

  • Triumphant - 2012-10-30 09:21

    So the big question is, does the Public Comment of NO! infer that the tax paying public have decidedly removed any support from said E Tolling or is this just pseudo involvement where we get to weigh in, but on a weighted scale of "not really paying attention"

  • vino.reddy.0 - 2012-10-30 14:49

    so acorrding to this article...it would be more beneficial to the user not to register for an etag but rather pay within 30 day on acount as one would theoretically pay 23.c c/km = 58c - 34.8c (after the 60% discount).

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2012-11-13 08:25

    It is rather absurd and unconstitutional as we taxpayers have to foot the bill for Sanral who went ahead without consultation with the public.

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