E-tolling will not be scrapped: David Makhura’s office

Gatecrasher

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"I have listened to all the proposed funding alternatives and have decided to implement all of them, while keeping the original method. And of course, everyone will pay less. For my next trick I will pull a rabbit out of my...."
 

LazyLion

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They have pretty much in reality been scrapped.
Nobody is getting invoices, nothing is happening.
Those people who never registered haven't paid a cent.
It's only the poor saps who keep topping up their e-toll accounts with more cash who are paying anything.
But other than that the system is pretty much dead.
Getting it working the first time has already proved an impossible task.
Getting it going again is going to be impossible.
 

McT

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The more I read about the way forward on etolling, the more I get the feeling that the premier is doing an immense amount of back-pedalling.
 

eg2505

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Its like nobody cares, nobody paying and the people put their foot down on this,

Like zuma speech, politicians seem stuck in lala land....
 

grok

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The more I read about the way forward on etolling, the more I get the feeling that the premier is doing an immense amount of back-pedalling.
He seemed prepared to ride the e-tolling issue to take on Zuma, then totally chickened out. Probably was told by lootfreely to toe the party line or lose his job.

I hope people of Gauteng remember his cowardice come next year's elections.
 

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I hope people of Gauteng remember his cowardice come next year's elections.
That's the problem with our election system. The people don't decide whose name goes on the ticket. They vote for the party. Hopefully the Gauteng people will realise that the ANC is the problem no matter who they put up to be premier.
 

Aquila ka Hecate

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In some ways, this is really comical.

Like, all the citizens going "Meh..eTolls? Never paid, never will", while the ANC and SANRAL are going red in the face, jumping up and down and going "Pay! You will Pay!"

:D
 

Ancalagon

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He really is not allowed to make up his own mind is he?

If you read the headlines, it is like:
eToll panel - eTolls should be scrapped
David Makhura's Office - eTolls may be scrapped
ANC to David Makhura - catch a wake up if you still want your job
David Makhura's Office - eTolls will not be scrapped and may I say what a fine gentleman our president is.
 

WaxLyrical

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Even those that initially registered and paid are now not topping up leading to further losses. They are joining the non paying masses in droves.
 

Wag

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They have pretty much in reality been scrapped.
Nobody is getting invoices, nothing is happening.
Those people who never registered haven't paid a cent.
It's only the poor saps who keep topping up their e-toll accounts with more cash who are paying anything.
But other than that the system is pretty much dead.
Getting it working the first time has already proved an impossible task.
Getting it going again is going to be impossible.
I think this sums it up nicely
 

Sinbad

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It's okay David. ANC rule in Gauteng is also scheduled to be scrapped next year.
 

dell25

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It's okay David. ANC rule in Gauteng is also scheduled to be scrapped next year.
Do you honestly think so?

I'm at the point where I believe the ANC is to corrupt to hand over provinces, even more so the country, this is Africa.
 

OrbitalDawn

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Do you honestly think so?

I'm at the point where I believe the ANC is to corrupt to hand over provinces, even more so the country, this is Africa.
Very difficult to wholesale subvert an election. Lots of eyes, etc.
 

oober

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Still waiting for the first real court case to see how it plays out, until then we are not paying.
 
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