THE E-TOLL CHALLENGE

BACKGROUND

OUTA was born out of the e-toll challenge in 2012.  OUTA has been battling SANRAL in court for almost six year over legality of e-tolls since SANRAL imposed the E-tolling system on 3 December 2013.  Right from the onset, the South African public showed their opposition to this scheme by demonstrating extremely low compliance.  In 2016 SANRAL issued the first summons against an e-toll defaulter.  From that first summons, to date OUTA’s attorneys have defended almost 700 cases for OUTA supporters.  OUTA and SANRAL are currently preparing to meet in court once more over a test case that will be heard by the High Court soon.

WHY IS OUTA INVOLVED?

OUTA believes that the e-toll scheme was illegally implemented and is challenging the constitutionality of the e-toll scheme itself.

WHAT IS OUTA DOING ABOUT THIS/OUTA’S SOLUTION?

Our ultimate goal is to see e-tolls scrapped

OUTA’s recommendation to include the cost of the freeways upgrades incorporated into the national fuel levy still stands.

OUTA’s battle over the constitutionality of e-tolls is pending its day in court.

OUTA’s attorney’s are simultaneously defending almost 700 cases in the civil courts in which  SANRAL is suing both individuals and businesses for outstanding e-toll bills.

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