Membership

Be the change

Becoming a member and contributing to OUTA defines you as an Active Citizen and part of the solution when challenging poor governance, maladministration and corruption. Contributing members also benefit from OUTA’s assistance mechanisms, such as the e-Toll Defence Umbrella.

Please select one of the membership options below (Please note you will be taken to our secure membership administration page, managed by CDA);

Individual OUTA membership which extends to nuclear family (a couple and dependent children).

Small, medium and large businesses.

Your monthly contribution amount to OUTA is entirely up to you. Please note that OUTA’s donation/membership process is designed to sustain the organisation for the long term. As such, we favour a monthly debit order option which is the most efficient and effective mechanism for us and our donors.

We understand the occasional reluctance to pay via debit order, however we assure you that;

  • This is a secure process, managed by our financial partners (Collective Dynamics) who are accredited by the Financial Services Board (FSB).
  • Unlike contractual debit order agreements, your donation to OUTA carries no contractual agreement and you are free to amend or cancel at any time, without notice, by contacting us directly here.

If you have received a summons for non-payment of e-Tolls, click here

Please note, if you are not yet a member of OUTA and have been summonsed for the non payment of e-Tolls, it is not too late and we can still help you. Please click here to contact us immediately.

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 OUTA Conditions of Membership

  1. In becoming a contributing member of OUTA, I do so to show solidarity with OUTA’s mission to act on my behalf as a vehicle for collective civil action in the areas of that OUTA conducts its work, which in general seeks to challenge the abuse of authority by tackling cases of state maladministration and corruption, largely within state owned entities and the public service.I acknowledge that OUTA will from time to time, launch legal protection and defence programs aimed at defending its members on specific matters it has chosen to challenge and that as a contributing member, I will be provided with the protection indicated in each program.
  2. I am aware that OUTA is a non-profit organisation and that at any time, I can cancel my monthly debit order or other method of donating to OUTA.
  3. OUTA’s E-Toll Defence Umbrella Program.
    1. Although OUTA intends on defending each and every one of their members in the event of e-Toll prosecution, I understand that should I not inform OUTA of a summons being issued to myself, my OUTA membership contribution can not guarantee representation as it is not an insurance policy, but a voluntary contribution towards a civil society movement that aims to protect individual and collective rights. OUTA is not a registered short term insurer and cannot provide the benefits associated with short-term insurance.
    2. I understand that to fall under OUTA’s E-Toll defence umbrella, I need to be an OUTA member at the time a criminal or civil summons is issued against me in a court of law.
    3. OUTA E-Toll Umbrella Defence is limited to its contributing members, in the event of a case being brought for non-payment of Gauteng Freeway e-tolls, or other charges directly linked to e-toll non-payment, such as the withholding of vehicle licenses.
    4. This defence does not extend to unlawful actions such as number plate cloning or traffic fines, or withholding of vehicle licenses because of non-payment of traffic fines and other related license fee penalties.
    5. I understand that the OUTA Defence Umbrella  is not an insurance policy, but a mandate from its membership to defend against unlawful government conduct. OUTA’s defence mandate stipulates that ALL active members of the OUTA member community should be defended within the full means and capabilities of the organisation, if they are ever individually or collectively targeted for prosecution or prejudiced because of e-tolls, within the financial means of the organisation.
    6. OUTA is not a law firm or a body of lawyers, but a non-profit organization which, amongst others activities, facilitates the legal defense of its members by practicing lawyers.
    7. OUTA cannot and does not guarantee the outcome of any legal matter.
    8. OUTA will not be held liable for any damages suffered as a result of the grossly negligent or wilful behaviour of any instructed lawyer.
    9. No assistance will be provided and OUTA’s legal defence support will be retracted in the event that information is received indicating that an OUTA member was involved in any fraudulent activity regarding his/her/its e-toll account.
    10. Legal representation will only be facilitated once all the documents required from the member have been received by OUTA’s appointed case manager.

last edit – 8 September 2016

Previous Conditions (up to 7 September 2016) [click to view]

Conditions:

  1. Although OUTA intends on defending each and every one of their members in the event of e-Toll prosecution, I understand that should I not inform OUTA of a summons being issued to myself, my OUTA membership contribution can not guarantee representation as it is not an insurance policy, but a voluntary contribution towards a civil society movement that aims to protect individual and collective rights. OUTA is not a registered short term insurer and cannot provide the benefits associated with short-term insurance.
  2. I am becoming an OUTA member to show solidarity with OUTA’s mission to act on my behalf as a vehicle for collective civil action.
  3. To fall under OUTA’s defence umbrella you need to be an OUTA member at the time a criminal or civil summons is issued against you in a court of law.
  4. OUTA E-Toll Umbrella Defence is limited to its contributing members, in the event of a case being brought for non-payment of Gauteng Freeway e-tolls, or other charges directly linked to e-toll non-payment, such as the withholding of vehicle licenses.
  5. This defence does not extend to unlawful actions such as  number plate cloning or traffic fines, or withholding of vehicle licenses because of non-payment of traffic fines and other related license fee penalties.
  6. It is important to note that the OUTA Defence Umbrella  is not an insurance policy, but a mandate from its membership to defend against unlawful government conduct. OUTA’s defence mandate stipulates that ALL active members of the OUTA member community should be defended within the full means and capabilities of the organisation, if they are ever individually or collectively targeted for prosecution or prejudiced because of e-tolls, within the financial means of the organisation.
  7. OUTA is not a law firm or a body of lawyers, but a non-profit organization which, amongst others activities, facilitates the legal defense of its members by practicing lawyers.
  8. OUTA cannot and does not guarantee the outcome of any legal matter.
  9. OUTA will not be held liable for any damages suffered as a result of the grossly negligent or wilful behaviour of any instructed lawyer.
  10. No assistance will be provided and will be retracted in the event that information is received indicating that an OUTA member was involved in any fraudulent activity regarding his/her/its e-toll account.
  11. Legal representation will only be facilitated once all the documents required from the member have been received by OUTA’s appointed case manager.