Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mr President: suspend e-Tolls – it’s the right thing to do!

Responding to President Jacob Zuma’s call yesterday for ‘South African’s to support government’ and ‘promote activities that enhance economic performance in every possible way’, OUTA supports the president’s request and calls on the President to lead this effort by having… Get more

OUTA warns – e-Toll bill is selective and dangerous

OUTA is astounded by the Minister of Transport’s address to the NCOP (National Council of Provinces) on 21 May, which unconvincingly tries to convey a Government that has consulted and listened to the robust and unrelenting opposition to eTolls from… Get more

OUTA relishes W-Cape court victory

E-tolling opponents OUTA have hailed the City of Cape Town’s e-tolling court victory over
SANRAL, marking another blow against SANRAL’s plans to ram their unpopular plans down
society’s throat. OUTA Chairman, Wayne Duvenage, said the case had demonstrated
SANRAL’s lack… Get more

OUTA applauds Catholic Church e-Toll stance

On the 20th May 2013, the Justice & Peace Department of the Catholic Church released a compelling statement which sets out with clarity and significant detail, their reasons to denounce the Governments current plan to Toll Gauteng’s freeways,as a… Get more

Catholic Church Statement on e-Tolls

Justice and Peace Department
Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference
Statement on E-tolling and Government Accountability

(to facilitate discussion in local communities)

Introduction
The prospect of extensive e-tolling on the freeways surrounding Johannesburg and Pretoria has resulted in a great deal… Get more

OUTA reminds SANRAL on ownership

SANRAL is not part of the private sector but a wholly-owned arm of government. This reminder came from citizens’ rights group OUTA, whose chairman, Wayne Duvenage, said: “When it suits SANRAL for the purposes of ensuring it can collect revenue,… Get more

SANRAL in NCA credit evasion facade

SANRAL’s controversial e-tolling plan for Gauteng has taken a new twist with news that the roads agency is attempting to have itself exempted from the National Credit Act. SANRAL is claiming that the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is a pre-paid… Get more

SANRAL at fault in e-Tolling failure – OUTA

Citizens’ rights group OUTA has said SANRAL has only itself to blame for its failure to
implement e-tolling. OUTA Chairman, Wayne Duvenage rejected SANRAL’s recent comments
that the eToll litigation has disrupted their e-tolling plans. “In reality, SANRAL failed to… Get more