E-tolls will be scrapped: Wayne Duvenhage

Sonic2k

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Scrapped? Not likely.
Not without a moerse fight and not without the government being voted out of power.
 

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I am of the opinion that it won't be scrapped but that the current fees will be substantially reduced. Around 50c for the most expensive gantry might be acceptable, no? Charging R5 when someone uses 1KM of highway between 2 off-ramps is ridiculous.
 

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Quite possibly yes... and then I as taxpayer have to pay for it anyway via income tax because they'll then go to Pravin and ask for a handout
 

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There is MONEY and lots of it to be made by the Gov from us using the e-tolls so Wishful thinking Mr Duvenhage, you are in Dream Land but kudos to you for fighting the etolling process ...there is still hope, perhaps it can become a reality with enough pressure and ressistance form the masses that the Gov gives in eventually...
 

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Precisely, and we know the cANCer has a love of money second to none.
 

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Hmmm... if I had to guess I'd agree with this sentiment.
Looking at the scraps of compliance figures so far and the anger and defiance from chatting to people about it, this system is going to fall on its face given the capital it needs to sustain itself. A monster packed with overheads and redundancy that'll literally eat itself from the inside out. Not to mention the software systems for this thing is apparently a disgrace (written by juniors etc.) and people are leaving the project in droves.
 

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I am of the opinion that it won't be scrapped but that the current fees will be substantially reduced. Around 50c for the most expensive gantry might be acceptable, no? Charging R5 when someone uses 1KM of highway between 2 off-ramps is ridiculous.
Dropping the price is not the issue. Once people sign up they'll jack the prices right back up again.
I will not ever be getting an e-tag even if it's 1cents/km because I do not trust these scoundrels.
The carrot comes before the stick.
 

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The e-toll problem is that the people paying the e-tolls is not the ones voting for the ANC. The ANC has the vote of the uneducated masses who does not own cars. This gives the ANC the power to do whatever they feel like without any consequences.
 

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The e-toll problem is that the people paying the e-tolls is not the ones voting for the ANC. The ANC has the vote of the uneducated masses who does not own cars. This gives the ANC the power to do whatever they feel like without any consequences.
Said many times on this forum by myself and others.
 

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I am of the opinion that it won't be scrapped but that the current fees will be substantially reduced. Around 50c for the most expensive gantry might be acceptable, no? Charging R5 when someone uses 1KM of highway between 2 off-ramps is ridiculous.
if you look at DJ's numbers there's no way they can drop the charge, they either have to scrap it and get funding elsewhere or else screw us for more than they've already indicated
 

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There is MONEY and lots of it to be made by the Gov from us using the e-tolls so Wishful thinking Mr Duvenhage, you are in Dream Land but kudos to you for fighting the etolling process ...there is still hope, perhaps it can become a reality with enough pressure and ressistance form the masses that the Gov gives in eventually...
Wayne is definitely not in Dream Land, he's closer to this process than most of us (if not all) keyboard critics on this forum
 

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On the rare occasions I drive on the e-tolled roads I will do the responsible thing and query the invoices, request details by registered post, then photos, etc... I know there are cloned number plates!
 
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“Nazir Alli. I’ve driven on your e-toll roads today and am NOT going to pay you. Save us both time and summons me now then we’ll see who’s stupid,” Dembovsky said on Twitter.
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E-Toll: Only 1 day old

Kevin Gair - Senior Wintel Support Specialist at Europcar South Africa - said:
So as many of you know I work for one of the largest car rental companies in S.A.
We have complied with E-Toll and fitted all of our rental vehicles with the tags.

This morning we have already had our first inquiry from SANRAL with regards to a vehicle.

The vehicle, which is a Hyundai i10 was stated to be higher than 4.3m when passing through one of the E-Toll's - upon looking into this we noticed that the vehicle had been written off 4 months ago and still not removed from their system as requested - Secondly the vehicle was on top of flat bed tow truck. Hahahaha

They have officially gone live, yet they cannot even get a simple thing like de-registering a vehicle and then actually seeing in the picture this car is on a tow truck never mind written off.

This is going to be interesting is all I can say...
 

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Do you have any concrete evidence of this?
Nope. Just had a quick chat with someone I know last night that has first hand experience with the project.
Don't wanna cause *** though, all I can say is.. ouch... they're in for a lot of hurt.
 

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I stand to be corrected. Would like to know who did it...
Anyway seems like a monumental cock-up is looming large
 
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