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New e-toll regime 'unworkable'

22 May 2015 Business
By Nicola Mawson

Duvenage explains this is because people who have queried bills as being incorrect will be forced to stump up to get their vehicle licence discs at traffic departments and the South African Post Office, or illegally drive without a disc. This, he says, is because the South African National Roads Agency's (SANRAL's) system will have to be integrated into payment points, which he notes will be a nightmare.

E-toll ire bubbles over

21 May 2015 Business
By Bonnie Tubbs

"Gauteng Govt and #SANRAL have their work cut out trying to convince motorists to pay #etolls".

Outa critical of govt's e-toll silence

8 May 2015 Business
By Martin Czernowalow

Instead, the minister revealed the Department of Transport (DOT) had set aside R12.5 billion for the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL), but this would go towards its non-toll roads, which make up 85% of SA's 21 403km road network.

Sanral puts bond auctions on ice

7 May 2015 Business
By Staff Writer

The decision by the inter-governmental task team under Ramaphosa – which has been exploring funding options following an e-toll review – will provide certainty to investors and ratings agencies, says the state's roads agency. "SANRAL will not go to the market until it gets that certainty.
The minister said the Department of Transport (DOT) had set aside R12.5 billion for the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL), but this would go towards its non-toll roads, which make up 85% of SA's 21 403km road network.

RFID boosts supply chain management

30 Mar 2015 Computing
By Michelle Avenant

NWU is working with a number of industry partners, such as the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL), on pilot systems for the broader project, says professor Alwyn Hoffman of NWU's School for Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering..
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..

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