Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development agenda. Since the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) began in 2008, various economic hubs have sprung up in Gauteng, among them the recently renovated […]
The recent petrol hike has many commuters worried about the rising cost of transport. The good news? These clever hacks might help contain those increasing expenses. Consider carpooling. If you’re feeling the pinch, you can be sure that your colleagues and friends are just as concerned about the effect of transport costs on their monthly […]
The Electronic Toll Collections (ETC) says its contract with the South African National Road Agency (Sanral) to collect Gauteng e-toll fees was always going to be extended Read the complete article here on the Jacaranda fm website.
The debate and upheaval around Gauteng’s e-tolling system has created a culture of non-compliance, and has distracted from the very real need for ways to fund vital infrastructure in South Africa, says president of the South African Road Federation (SARF), Saied Solomons. Read the complete article here on the Business Tech website.
Outa continues to call the user-pays principle irrational and fails to come up with a realistic alternative. Mboweni is correct. It is the most equitable principle for funding infrastructure development. Read the complete article here https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/cosatu-anc-leaders-march-to-union-buildings-demand-scrapping-of-e-tolls-17747603 on the IOL website.
This is an irresponsible call and now is the time to build South Africa. We need to move forward – building road infrastructure for economic prosperity is part of this strategy OUTA’s actions are counterproductive, especially since they have not come up with a solution We are calling on all players to work together to […]
You are most likely able to afford the purchase of 2 x tickets a month to see the latest blockbuster – the maximum amount you will pay as a registered e-toll user, at a capped amount of R266 a month. Consider this. A fuel levy is a tax. It collects from everybody through an increase […]
Why are e-tolls good for the poor? Did you know that it is a real fact that the majority of South Africans live on less than R700 a month? Using minibus taxis as their predominant method of transport, our work force travel extensive distances daily to get to work. Another well-known fact is that much […]
Every user-pays system has two criteria. It identifies that asset being funded, which the user is using. It identifies how much the use of the asset that the user is using. If it doesn’t do that then it is not user-pays, but some other system. The fuel levy has been frequently offered as a proxy […]