Interdict lodged against SANRAL and MEC of R&T to stop tolling system.

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Interdict lodged against SANRAL and MEC of R&T, among others. The crux of the matter - E-tolls do not adhere to the Consumer Act. Case to be heard on 24 April. Pieter Conradie, of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, says there was no proper consultation with public by SANRAL regarding e-tolling - SANRAL did not listen to presentations. Press conference still under way - follow Twitter #SANRAL or #etolls for more news.

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E-toll saga heads to court

http://www.ewn.co.za/Story.aspx?Id=85158

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Friday announced it had launched a legal challenge against the implementation of the controversial Gauteng e-toll system.
The bid will attempt to derail the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral)’s April implementation date.
Motorists will be paying 30cents per kilometre to use some of the province’s highways.
The group said court papers were served on Friday.
The challenge is largely based on alleged violations of the Consumer Protection Act and insufficient public consultation.
Outa’s Wayne Duvenage said, “It is a sad day when government develops a tense and threatening relationship with citizens. It is trying to force an unpopular and unjust system into being.”
He said other methods were available to recover Sanral’s R20 billion debt, such as a small increase to the fuel levy.
Earlier in March, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) embarked on a national strike to protest against the implementation of the e-tolls.
 
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