Cabinet approves Gauteng toll tariffs

2011-08-11 11:20

Cape Town - The cabinet has approved the revised tariffs for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday.

According to the revised tariff structure motorcycles class A1 would see their tariff reduced from 29 cents per kilometre to 24c. Light motor vehicles, class A2, would have their tariffs reduced to 40cs from 49.5c/km, medium vehicles, class B, would be 100c from 149c/km, and longer vehicles, class C, would be charged 200c from 297c/km.

The cabinet statement said that qualifying taxis (class A2) and commuter buses (class B) would be exempted from the tolls.

"In addition to the e-tag discount, other discounts applicable are the time of day discount (available to all vehicle classes), and a frequent user discount for light vehicle (class A1 and A2), fitted with an e-tag," Manyi said.

  • Henk - 2011-08-11 11:34

    Must we jump for joy now?

  • docraven - 2011-08-11 11:35

    Keep voting ANC...THEY ARE FOR THE POOR!!!

  • OzzyInSA - 2011-08-11 11:38

    Oh great, so the taxis get exempted but the rest of us suffer.

  • siegval - 2011-08-11 11:40

    Nice we work and pay tax, the taxi's earn a living from the industry, don't pay taxes and don't have to pay for toll fees - What a joke

      50something - 2011-08-11 17:05


  • Johnny - 2011-08-11 11:40

    and here's the shirt off my back too

  • Razor - 2011-08-11 11:42

    this comes from the handy book "Dictatorship 101" tell us when/what to drive

  • PAR - 2011-08-11 11:44

    So once again the TAXI industry who cause mayham on our roads are EXCLUDED from paying tax. WHY?????????

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-08-11 11:44

    and it starts

  • marius817 - 2011-08-11 11:45

    why are taxis exempted from the tolls? they are the ones that are driving like maniacs? This is racist and needs to be looked in!!! they probably made a deal with the taxi drivers to give a certain % they make a day to them!

  • cameronrh1 - 2011-08-11 11:47

    Please enlighten me as to why we pay tax on fuel in the first place? Is it not to pay for the cost and upkeep of roads? If this Banana Republic actually used the funds where they are actually suppose to be used there would be no need to pay these tolls... But then again the gravy train needs more gravy....

  • Marcel - 2011-08-11 11:47

    Anyone know what the criteria of the different classes are?

      2shy2call - 2011-08-11 15:36

      Yes. Tender pinchers Class A, Dockets pinchers Class B. Tax pinchers Class C. They all fall under corruption department so they qualify

  • johndoe - 2011-08-11 11:48

    taxis and buses cause much more damage to roads, yet they use the roads for free! They get to use the roads for free because government knows that the users of public transport will strike anytime! So us who don't believe in strikes just gets shafted again...Can't take this anymore

  • Poll - 2011-08-11 11:49

    wow, taxis to be exempt, what a surprise, NOTTTT!!!! they are the ones killing innocent people on our roads, and here the ANC gives them another freebie........

  • Sniffels - 2011-08-11 11:49

    This is a load of crap. What makes taxis and commuter busses different from other road users. I can tell you one thing, all the back roads will be so congested when they put this to work. This is just a money making business, We live in a disgraced country. South Africa has so many people that are unemployed and now the must pay to use the road. Implementing this will only cause chaos in Gauteng, people will use back roads more to cut the Freeway out of their route to work and back. Accidents will rise. WAKE UP SOUTH AFRICA this aint gonna work

  • The_Realist - 2011-08-11 11:51

    of course 'texis' are exempt, this is the ONLY way this will get rammed down our throats without 'affirmative aerobics', riots & blockades by the 'texi' mafia!

  • JBP - 2011-08-11 11:51

    Is this not discrimination, why doesnt taxis and busses pay toll fees, they are also road users.....

      50something - 2011-08-11 17:03

      Agree - we are ALL road users, what about senior citizens, disabled, etc. etc. etc. Sorry government - you haven't sold this idiotic concept to the people

  • mfundiNdaba - 2011-08-11 11:51

    oh boy *sigh*

  • Martin - 2011-08-11 11:52

    Solution, move to the Free State!

  • Gerrit Coetzee - 2011-08-11 11:52

    YEAHHHHH!!!! I've always wanted to buy me self a Taxi(a qualified Taxi)...How do I qualify my Taxi?

  • Charlton10 - 2011-08-11 11:52

    Taxis exempted, I wonder why.

      2shy2call - 2011-08-11 15:33

      Charlton, they are afraid of INKABI (taxi's heat men)

  • Michelle - 2011-08-11 11:52

    I'm going to sell my VW and buy a taxi. What a balls-up!! Thats right - punish the tax-payer as much as possible. Viva ANC viva!

  • parimal nana - 2011-08-11 11:52

    please all hard working people of gauteng do not pay these we are being milked for every last cent we have for this corupt government

  • Big Al - 2011-08-11 11:53

    Don't buy an e-tag, don't submit an email address and make them POST each photograph to you before you pay anything!!

      Dyllon Symington - 2011-08-11 16:29

      dont pay anything! If you get the bill in the post, throw it away. If you come to your house personally, say you are not who they are looking for and refuse to sign for the ticket!

  • Welleducated - 2011-08-11 11:54

    That's rubbish! Taxis should be charged MORE than other vehicles!!! They abuse the roads ALL THE TIME!

  • Popit - 2011-08-11 11:54

    Why will taxi's and busses be exempt?

  • Gore - 2011-08-11 11:54

    You know what boycotting this is the only way. Don't buy the e tags and let them send manually the bill.

  • Sabs - 2011-08-11 11:55

    No etag for me. You catch me and send me the correct statement, then will consider etag. If JMPD can mess up AARTO fines, these guys will certainly mess it up too

  • Daveza - 2011-08-11 11:56

    Isn't that nice. Taxis pay no tax, now they get a free ride on the toll road. Why not give them free petrol and exempt them from silly things like drivers licences and traffic fines as well.

      richeriley - 2011-08-11 16:31

      Don't taxi's already get a fuel subsidy?

      50something - 2011-08-11 17:01

      Thay are already exempted from having driver's licences and valid number plates - and roadworthy vehicles - what more can they ask for?

  • vince muller - 2011-08-11 11:56

    Another badly governed country decision.

  • TheWasp - 2011-08-11 11:56

    Well of course Cabinet approved this...Tokyo Sexwhale and his corrupt ANC chommies stand to make a ton of tin out of us pathetic tax payers who get robbed everyday by the thieving ANC Govt. I REFUSE to pay 1 cent !!!!!!

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-08-11 11:56

    Will this regime not learn from Egypt,Libya,UK etc - We are a time bomb waiting to happen

  • Geetsy - 2011-08-11 11:57

    Taxi's should have to pay, but on obtaining an annual road-worthy permit from the Govt testing centre receive a refund. Big opportunity missed,

  • LLEWELLYN - 2011-08-11 11:57

    they might as well take everything from us at one time not drag the process out.

  • Bernard Hill - 2011-08-11 11:59

    I knew this would happen. But you will not get a cent out of me. I have already worked out an alternative route, arranged for flextime. I do not approve of this robbery, and you will not get a cent out of me. R970 per month so I can save 15 min on travel time? I don't think so.

  • Nazgul - 2011-08-11 12:03

    "The cabinet statement said that qualifying taxis (class A2) and commuter buses (class B) would be exempted from the tolls" Because they would strike if you did not do that, the rest wont...

  • R.I.P - 2011-08-11 12:03

    The headline should read TAX PAYERS GET SHAFTED AGAIN.

  • Mr.Migs - 2011-08-11 12:06

    Chances of this system actually working and benefits gained from this system being put to use = NIL

  • WieGeeOm@WhoCares - 2011-08-11 12:08

    The cabinet statement said that qualifying taxis (class A2) and commuter buses (class B) would be exempted from the tolls. ??????????????????????????????????????????? Why ???????????????????? The Taxis control the cabinet !!! They can do wahtever they want and we have to pay !!!!!!!!!

  • R.I.P - 2011-08-11 12:10

    Now we wait to see what the petrol price increase will be, as there was no mention of an exemption for the companies transporting fuel.

  • chan chan - 2011-08-11 12:10

    so we basically pay a huge government tax on petrol .... huge toll fees .... huge rates and taxed ..... huge income tax .... and now this .............. what the hell .....

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-08-11 12:11

    Can someone PLEASE tell me from where I can purchase this "e-tag" and what it costs?

      clark - 2011-08-11 13:31

      - Boy , do the Anc love your type.

      qhuggett - 2011-08-11 13:37

      Dont buy the etag!!

  • onmyway - 2011-08-11 12:25

    Well, I suppose it had to happen. Wish they could just stop reducing the lanes during peak time - do maintenance at night, we will now be paying even more for this service.

  • Hangmann - 2011-08-11 12:26

    Amazing! The powers that be take more and more and those that pay get less and less. This is organised crime at its best. How did the NP finance the building and maintaining of these highways? The ANC can't even maintain them (disorganised government; organised crooks).

  • R.I.P - 2011-08-11 12:26

    New head line. Increase in fuel price, as there is no exemption for companies transporting fuel.

  • Kenno - 2011-08-11 12:27

    Where will this end? Money grabbers!

  • NV - 2011-08-11 12:27

    Thanks to all the people who voted for the ANC. This is your government fingering everybody in Gauteng.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-11 13:52

      without the luxury of lube

  • tryanything - 2011-08-11 12:37

    Travel at the minimum speed limit...

  • kenneth.roselt - 2011-08-11 12:40

    if i must pay, so must the taxi's... this is going to cause issues.

      Baddaboom - 2011-08-11 14:15

      just apply for a private taxi licence and never transport people>>>> thats what i am going to do

  • one-way - 2011-08-11 12:43

    Why are taxis exempted?

      Voidy - 2011-08-11 15:07

      Eish...because they don't ferry whites along.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-08-11 16:38

      Because all they'll do is toyi toyi and destroy things and get their way in the end. Maybe everybody should do the same and force them to start listening.

  • claudevn - 2011-08-11 12:46

    Hmmmmm.... **wonders about the OTHER PROVINCES?!?!?!?!** Gauteng's redundancy is greatly increasing...