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While finance minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget this week may have left a bitter taste in the mouths of many motorists – particularly those subject to the e-toll system in Gauteng – the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has applauded his endorsement of the user-pay principle..

Outa wants to meet Ramaphosa over e-tolls

26 Feb 2015 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

Outa points out Ramaphosa has only spoken to the Gauteng provincial government and SANRAL. "He has not spoken to Outa and, to the best of our knowledge, has not spoken to Cosatu or other civil society stakeholders who have been critical of SANRAL on the e-tolling matter.
"In Outa's opinion, nothing but a decision to mothball the e-toll decision will heal the rift of trust between SANRAL [the South African National Roads Agency] and citizens.".

E-tolls are here to stay

24 Feb 2015 Business
By Bonnie Tubbs

Outa chairman Wayne Duvenage says Outa notes Makhura's "sincere desire" to see an amicable solution to the e-toll impasse, but wants the underlying problem to be recognised for what it is – "an unresolved historical conflict arising from the failure of the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) to observe basic values and principles governing public administration"..

Small wins on e-tolls: paper

25 Jan 2015 Business
By Staff Writer

According to the City Press, the consultation team – which includes National Treasury and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and the Gauteng government – seems to be in agreement over reducing the monthly cap for those with e-tags from R450 to R225..
And, if you haven't been following all that closely, the public's support for e-tolling has been rather crap, to put it mildly. To put that into context, an amount of R995 million was paid by e-toll users in the first 10 months since e-tolling was established.
Moody's downgrades SANRAL from stable to negative..

Outa resumes call for scrapping of e-tolls

20 Jan 2015 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

Duvenage also takes issue with the fact that the panel admits the system is wrong, yet advocates for it to remain in place. "After all the publicity and communication that was done by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the public has still not bought into e-tolls.
Low e-toll compliance rates mean that SANRAL is in danger of defaulting on the R20 billion debt incurred for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project..

E-tolls a major risk for Kapsch

9 Jan 2015 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

Austrian-based Kapsch Trafficom, which is partnering with the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) on the Gauteng e-tolling project, has identified SA as a major financial risk, in its interim financials for the first half of the 2014/15 financial year..

DA cries foul over e-tag intimidation

7 Jan 2015 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

The DA says Gauteng community safety MEC must explain why traffic and SANRAL officials are demanding motorists produce e-tags at roadblocks..
ITWeb reveals which columns were the most popular this year..
As 2014 draws to a close, ITWeb looks back on which stories garnered the most readers this year. In order of popularity, here are 2014's most read articles.

E-toll collections down on expectations

11 Dec 2014 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

The R1 billion that SANRAL has so far collected for e-tolling is about a third of what the agency expected to bring in since the system went live last December..

Looking back on 2014

4 Dec 2014 Business
By Nicola Mawson

8. As opposition to the South African National Roads Agency's (SANRAL's) electronic highways continues to , ITWeb this year the agency's project will be about R5 billion in the red by December next year.

E-tolls: a year down the line

3 Dec 2014 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

Gauteng premier David Makhura is studying the final report of the e-toll advisory panel, which submitted the document to Makhura on Sunday. This followed weeks of presentations by different stakeholders and organisations, including business, civil society, as well as national government and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL).
Makhura established the 15-member panel in July to assess the socio-economic impact of e-tolling on the province. During the past few months, the panel received input from different stakeholders and organisations, including business, civil society, as well as national government and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL).
The 15-member panel has, over the past few months, received input from different stakeholders and civil society organisations, including business, civil society, as well as national government and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)..
The authority wants to meet with SANRAL to discuss reportedly flawed e-toll data that proved useless during a culpable homicide inquest..

E-toll: the poor should 'shut up'

20 Nov 2014 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

"E-tolling is, therefore, the most viable route to follow," he said. He identified several primary e-tolling benefits, including a situation where the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) was enabled to secure an international credit rating and raise loans for purposes of engaging in private-public partnerships.

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