E-tolling: all systems go by end of March

Ben Martins, the South African Transport Minister, has said the controversial e-tolling system in Gauteng may be fully active by the end of March this year.

Martins told SABC News that once parliamentary processes are finalised it is all systems go for the e-tolling of Gauteng’s freeways.

Martins believes taxpayers in the country should pay more than they already do to use well maintained roads regardless of the implementations of unpopular decisions made.

The decision to implement e-tolling in Gauteng is very unpopular, with HumanIPO reporting earlier today that the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is “infuriated” with the government over e-tolling.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has been granted leave to appeal the system in the Supreme Court and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will be taking to the streets in protest on February 11.

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