Help for businesses and individuals who are afraid of prosecution for non-payment of e-tolls.
We are aware that a well prepared legal defence is significantly beyond the budget, time and abilities of businesses or individuals and as such, our e-Toll Defence Umbrella aims to defend any contributing OUTA supporter prosecuted for non-payment of e-Tolls.
- OUTA’s expanded role as a civil action organization has progressed towards a membership-based contribution model that sustainably facilitates a growing mandate from the public. Through this, we have a more effective civil society organisation – not only on the e-toll matter, but also in our quest to hold to account those individuals, boards and organisations who are responsible for maladministration, corruption, and abuse of tax revenues on select projects. Additionally, OUTA also seeks to participate in areas where questionable and irrational elements may give rise to illegitimate tax policy in South Africa.
- This fight requires the creation of operational structures with the ability to investigate, expose and – where necessary – challenge or take to court the individuals responsible for these questionable or unlawful actions. However, these very same mechanisms of attack can also effectively be used in defence against unjust prosecution – as in the case of e-tolls. Thus the introduction of OUTA’s E-toll Defence Umbrella.
- OUTA’s E-toll Defence Umbrella is aimed at supporting the vast amount of businesses and members of the public who are afraid of individual prosecution for resisting the unjust policy of e-tolls. It aims to defend every case of e-toll prosecution within OUTA’s contributing membership base if any of our members were to be prosecuted for non-payment of e-tolls. However, OUTA cannot guarantee representation, and assistance is always on the basis that society has contributed sufficient funds to make provision for any litigation costs.
- OUTA has developed a significant base of evidence and is confident in our ability to successfully defend an e-toll non-compliance case on various fronts. We know that this defence is significantly beyond the budget, time and abilities of businesses or individuals if they are ever individually prosecuted, unless they are assisted by an organisation such as OUTA.
- To fall under OUTA’s E-toll Defence Umbrella, businesses or individuals simply need to become contributing members of OUTA through either monthly or annual membership contributions.
- We function on an honour-based system whereby financial contributions to the cause are made solely at the discretion of the member and to the value they believe they can afford. There is no upward limit to donations, all of which go into the same pool.
If you are not a member of OUTA, we unfortunately cannot extend our legal defence capabilities to you.
However, all current contributing members of OUTA will fall under the ‘E-Toll Defence Umbrella’.
All current contributing members of OUTA will fall under the ‘E-Toll Defence Umbrella’. Click here to become a member.