Johannesburg - The Automobile Association of SA joined other bodies
on Monday in welcoming the decision by the transport minister to halt
tolling of roads pending further talks.
"The AA has been at the forefront of the tolls
debate... and would definitely like to be part of the consultative
process and contribute to an equitable solution," AA spokesman Gary
Ronald said in a statement.
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has instructed the
SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to put on hold all processes
for the tolling system.
The decision was welcomed by the SA Municipal Workers' Union, Freedom Front Plus and Afriforum on Monday.
The Western Cape transport department said would
support the minister's decision if consideration was given to investing
in public transport.