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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, which is opposing the e-tolling system, its membership has grown by several thousand over the past few weeks. This is despite SANRAL offering a 60% discount for Gauteng road users to settle outstanding e-toll debts.
"We all know that we use the user-pays principle. We all know that SANRAL is entrusted with the responsibility of developing and maintaining roads at national level.
"Then expand the solution to the district, then to the province, and then nationally. If SANRAL, eNatis, the department of transport and local police were all connected and understood things like cars going through toll gates, and share information about crimes in the area, traffic patterns, specific high-crime time periods, and overlay social media information, they would be able to isolate and identify perpetrators.
Outa says it is in no way surprised the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has been forced to extend the period by another 10 days "in an attempt to claw back a bit more of the R5.9 billion discounted e-toll debt".

Sanral battles strike action headache

3 May 2016 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The workers of a SANRAL sub-contractor have embarked on a strike on the Johannesburg N1 highway..

Sanral, Outa turn up the heat

13 Apr 2016 Business
By Admire Moyo

While SANRAL accuses Outa of misleading the public, the organisation says it stands by its road overcharges report..
The South African Roads Agency (SANRAL) has begun serving members of the public with letters of demand for outstanding debt on e-tolls..
SANRAL's offer for 60% discount on e-tolls has largely been ignored by motorists, claims Outa..
Motorists need not panic about SANRAL's latest e-toll debt threat, says Outa..
The first set of civil summonses to individuals is being delivered by sheriffs in different jurisdictions in Gauteng, says SANRAL..

ETC intensifies e-toll collections

18 Feb 2016 Business
By Paula Gilbert

"It is SANRAL's intention to pursue non-payers and to collect outstanding public monies due," according to an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) statement..

Outa to fight e-toll SMS harassment

15 Feb 2016 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

SANRAL's latest e-toll debt collection process has been taken to the Council of Debt Collectors..
SANRAL has received complaints about double-billing glitches at some conventional toll plazas..
SANRAL says it is "disconcerting" that road users are being encouraged by Outa to break the law..
Outa says it has found another worrying trend, with some of its e-toll paying members reporting receiving SMSes saying they have "outstanding invoices totalling several thousands of rands, even though in their opinion and records, they have no outstanding balances with SANRAL"..

Over 90% of motorists do not pay e-tolls

26 Jan 2016 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

According to Duvenage, based on information on the status of payment recollection from the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), Outa has been able to determine 8.9% of cars that go under gantries pay for e-tolls.

Sanral SMSes dubbed scare tactic

18 Jan 2016 Telecoms
By Admire Moyo

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has reportedly started sending SMSes to force motorists with outstanding e-tolls to pay up..
By doing so, the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) – through the RTIA – will attempt to coerce motorists into compliance by withholding vehicle licences, drivers' licences and drivers' permits for non-payment of e-tolls, it points out..
The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) will pursue fleet-based companies that have the highest outstanding e-toll bills..
The R123 million set aside by the Gauteng provincial government to help fund the controversial e-tolls system is a "drop in the bucket for the financial black hole that SANRAL's e-toll system has become," according to the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa)..

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