No clear suggestion that failure to pay old e-toll bill will result in punishment

Daniel Puchert

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What to do with your old e-toll bill

South African motorists with outstanding e-toll debt should not pay as there is no immediate clear benefit nor any suggestion that failure to pay will result in punishment.

That is according to recent feedback from the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse CEO Wayne Duvenage.
 
they were printing firelighters for such a long time,
even the DA shredded a bill live in parliament for these people with zero repercussions
 
I actually received a bill the other day.

Havent lived in JHB for 14 years, never registered with eTolls or got a tag. Now I get a bill for a truck that has been registered under my name.

FML

No idea how to even resolve that. Hope they hurry up and can this Sheeite
 
I have only ever received one thing which was probably a spam sms saying I owe R6800 and if I pay now I'll get 50% off.....I didn't click on the link.

By the time they ever start chasing or issuing summonses prescription would apply in any event. Even then
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I actually received a bill the other day.

Havent lived in JHB for 14 years, never registered with eTolls or got a tag. Now I get a bill for a truck that has been registered under my name.

FML

No idea how to even resolve that. Hope they hurry up and can this Sheeite

Their numberplate recognition software is absolute rubbish. I don't live in Joburg and I've received a bill before for a numberplate that was 1 digit different to mine.
 
Their numberplate recognition software is absolute rubbish. I don't live in Joburg and I've received a bill before for a numberplate that was 1 digit different to mine.
The tags are even worse. Only work 95% of the time driving in an etag-only lane. Other times at random "etag not detected" happens.

Reverse and drive to the lane next to it and it works suddenly.
Causes a mess with the flow of a toll gate.
 
The tags are even worse. Only work 95% of the time driving in an etag-only lane. Other times at random "etag not detected" happens.

Reverse and drive to the lane next to it and it works suddenly.
Causes a mess with the flow of a toll gate.
Servers you right for using that shít....
 
Servers you right for using that shít....
Ignorance is bliss ay.... never had a tag until etolls were switched off.

Have no choice but to pay for this garbage Bakwena tolls in PTA. If I pay R14 it's the same regardless if im paying via Tag, Card or cash.

Obviously I chose the tag because it mostly reduces my frustration and Traffic volumes at these toll gates.
 
This man destroyed future major feeway construction in SA without any feasible alt options. Its unlikely that we will see any new freeways in Gauteng in our life times. Etolling is a stock standard financial solution in the rest of modern counties, accpeted by their civilians. All of us was utterly misled by Outa.
Roads Engineer
 
Ignorance is bliss ay.... never had a tag until etolls were switched off.

Have no choice but to pay for this garbage Bakwena tolls in PTA. If I pay R14 it's the same regardless if im paying via Tag, Card or cash.

Obviously I chose the tag because it mostly reduces my frustration and Traffic volumes at these toll gates.
Where did you get the tag? And do you prepay or is it linked to your card? I want to get one for Bakwena too
 
This man destroyed future major feeway construction in SA without any feasible alt options. Its unlikely that we will see any new freeways in Gauteng in our life times. Etolling is a stock standard financial solution in the rest of modern counties, accpeted by their civilians. All of us was utterly misled by Outa.
Roads Engineer
And is it standard to pay the absurd collection fees our e-tolls were being charged?
 
Don't care what is said. Not paying.
most people think this way, what surprises me is it took so long for the idiots to realize this,
and whats more surprising is they still trying desperately to collect money from a scheme that failed years ago.

I mean how much have they spent trying desperately to collect these funds?
they could have build a NEW road from JHB to CPT by now and tolled that.
 
This man destroyed future major feeway construction in SA without any feasible alt options. Its unlikely that we will see any new freeways in Gauteng in our life times. Etolling is a stock standard financial solution in the rest of modern counties, accpeted by their civilians. All of us was utterly misled by Outa.
Roads Engineer

The problem was that they didn't get buy in from the public before proceeding, so whose fault is that?

They should have rather built NEW roads and then effectively tolled the entry/exit points, they could possibly have done that one the GFIP system too. This 10km apart gantry nonsense was not fair either, as that meant some people, only driving between on and offramps between gantries, could use the highway as much as they wanted without attracting a tolling transaction.

Ringfencing the fuel levy would have been a better option. They could have paid for the whole GFIPs actual cost with just half of 2013s fuel levy amount gathered and then built more over the past decade.

Do you have any other arguments?
 
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