Since 2012, OUTA’s role has been purely focused on the Gauteng e-Toll issue. It is a matter which we do not intend to halt on, until the scheme has been abolished in favour of a more efficient, rational and lowest cost option to finance Gauteng’s freeway upgrade, such as the fuel levy.
From our experience and knowledge gained through the e-toll challenge and the tremendous support we have received from the public, there is an outcry for OUTA to expand the fight by challenging poor governance, maladministration and corruption beyond just the e-toll issue.
OUTA’s committee has agreed that we have the experience, a track record and the necessary integrity required to broaden our scope by investigating, engaging and holding the authorities (bodies and individuals) to account for actions which transgress our constitutional rights. We will take these matters seriously and if need be, spearhead litigation against corruption and blatant maladministration by individuals.
We will do this, through a process of crowd funding and democratic participative engagement with the public who enroll as contributing members of OUTA. The more members that join OUTA, the stronger our ability to structure the body to enforce our mandate. Our acronym is OUTA and our name is currently being amended to “Organisations United against Tax Abuse”, as we enter this new space.
What and Who is OUTA
Grounds of OUTA’s case
OUTA’s challenge against SANRAL arose after many frustrating months of engagements with their team by a number of its members. The merits of its case are extremely sound and strong.
OUTA’s challenge is threatened by a shortfall of funds to pay the high legal costs. While we are grateful to the thousands have contributed to date, we still require funds to meet our target.