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New Bill targets e-toll protest

2012-08-03 09:44

The Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow the state to take action in the civil courts against people who dodge e-tolls.

The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill was approved by the Cabinet in anticipation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, which has been stalled.

'BILL ESSENTIAL'

Toll evaders could face garnish orders against their pay or attachment of their property if they refuse to pay fees or fines.

"The bill has been necessitated by the development of the GFIP, as well as future plans for the development of road infrastructure," a government spokesman said.

"The bill is essential to enable the implementation of the electronic toll collection system."

On April 28 the High Court in Pretoria handed down an order preventing the SA National Roads Agency Limited from levying or collecting e-tolls pending the outcome of a judicial review.

The court will hear arguments in the e-toll case on November 26.

SAPA

Comments
  • mongwadi - 2012-08-03 10:59

    Everytime i hear the word "E-Toll" i freak out

      derick.coetzee.56 - 2012-08-04 10:55

      dont freak out mangwadi..these idiots is trying to scare the public..dont let it get to you and don't register. SA doesn't have the means to prosecute all...we must stand our ground and refuse to comply. If they want to prosecute the first person (you or me for example), we'll engage in more court cases, strikes, protests etc. As long as we stand together they can't do much...

  • derick.coetzee.56 - 2012-08-03 11:11

    The markets are looking good, our boytjies are talking gold, and its friday...kom ons duik!!!

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-08-03 11:40

    To hell with sanral & the anc.

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-08-03 11:42

    I knew it just had to come to this. This arrogant Government thinks it can simply introduce legislation to bring the revolting public to rule. The same argument applies as always, let them to try and get 15 million individual e-toll defaults through the countries collapsing civil courts. As long as the Gauteng motorists stick together and universally and to the man, tell the Government to just go to hell, as we have had enough of their endless taxes, they are totally and completely helpless. Carry on corrupt and money wasting Government, legislate as much as you want. The public does not care a dam. Ever heard of the old saying "You cannot draw blood out of a stone. Maybe if you cut down on Government salaries, perks, bonuses, fired 50% of your useless staff, then maybe the tax payers money would go a lot further. Why are they so against adding 10 cents to the present fuel levy, than give 40% of income to foreign contractors and consultants. I suppose that if this is done, all avenues of fraud, corruption, nepotism, personal enrichment, tenderneurship will not be possible. Same old Mantra South Africans "WE WILL ALL NEVER PAY E-TOLLS OR EVER BUY AN E-TAG". Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, you vile, evil, incompetent collections of greedy opportunists. Your filthy e-toll system will never ever work. Are you all just too simple and ignorant to carry on flogging a dead horse, and your dream of creating the biggest cash cow this country has seen so far.

      flyswat - 2012-08-04 12:47

      We should all take the same stance with income tax!

  • victor.windsor - 2012-08-03 12:32

    I am still not going to register !!!!!!

  • paul.maleke - 2012-08-03 12:38

    There goes my my vote, bye.... Vote or no Vote, we don't have a voice..

      flyswat - 2012-08-04 12:48

      No, you don't have a voice, but no vote has a louder voice than no voting. Go figure.

  • aspruyt - 2012-08-03 14:27

    Tsotsi's the whole bunch. To hell with you!

  • fedix.makwala - 2012-08-03 15:14

    Now that we have seen how they loot our taxes and are watching them, they think they can force this upon us. The must get their house in order before they can even think about this kind of selfish legislation. Here are some of the ideas: 1. Fire Angie Motshekga 2. Return Sheik to prison 3. Sell the ministers cars and let them use Avis and SAA economy class 4. Remove their children from Private schools 5. Use public hospitals 6. Remove everyone in all the municipalities that failed audit and finally; 7. Recover all money paid to the mayors and councilors who have not performed and those who gave each other tenders.

      colin.ashby.35 - 2012-08-03 15:32

      and you forgot selebi...another big crook. anyone else care to add to the list here.

      flyswat - 2012-08-04 12:50

      OK, Fedix. When you're up, you'll get my vote, whether you forgot selebi or not.

  • colin.ashby.35 - 2012-08-03 15:30

    F...KIN...HECK these arrogant crooked okes will stop at nothing to rape our finances from us.

  • unwelcome.za - 2012-08-03 15:59

    Maybe everyone working in the Guateng area should boycott using the 'free'ways and going to work for a full week in protest. Stand together and watch as they notice how this effects there GDP. Gauteng after all makes the monies.

  • richard.sloman.5 - 2012-08-03 16:19

    Would imagine there are a bunch of new lawyers that cant get real jobs so job creation has been done for them by our great government...

  • flyswat - 2012-08-04 12:46

    Just remember, they can't put every defaulter in jail. They're trying to squeeze more cash out of every angle they can. The more people they put in jail, the less money they can gather from these poeple and the more money they will have to spend on the peeps in jail, the courts and judges assigned to the cases and, of course the salaries of the cops that are now tasked with a giant heap of summonses to send out. Just dont pay it. Simple!

      flyswat - 2012-08-04 12:52

      And people who are in jail cannot go to work and then the businesses will be losing money meaning they'll lose even more tax on the other end. What a bunch of a$$es. They're going to implode on themselves.

  • alistair.aitken.94 - 2012-08-04 19:25

    E-toll my middle finger A-holes!!!

      derick.coetzee.56 - 2012-08-05 12:56

      Zuma se e-tollie

  • wilma.kellerman.90 - 2012-08-05 02:36

    And how about them not paying their traffic fines?

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-08-05 11:30

    They WILL catch you, trust me. They stop chasing rapists and bank robbers alltogether if they have to but they WILL get their money.

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-08-05 20:34

    All the public need to do, it simply just carry on with their normal lives and driving to work and back. Do not even bother to read any article in the paper that has e-toll mentioned anywhere in it. Just ignore the whole issue and get on with your normal day. When you collect your post at the post box, and you see a SANRAL / AARTO or similar stamp on the envelope, just throw it in the bin with all the other junk mail. As you have totally ignored them, like they just don’t exist, they will be completely overwhelmed with offenders, and the whole criminal charade can do nothing else by die a natural death. Adopting this attitude will be the least stressful, as you have in fact reduced SANRAL to an irrelevant and to you, a nonexistent part of your life. In other words, hear nothing, see nothing, do nothing. What could be simpler.

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