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ConCourt e-toll hearing date moved

Aug 10 2012 09:59 Sapa

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Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court would hear arguments as to why it should overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling in Gauteng from going ahead next week, Outa said on Friday.

"It's on Wednesday and Outa (Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance) is very prepared for the case," chairperson Wayne Duvenage said.

He said all the paperwork was done and the council was prepared for the argument on Wednesday, August 15.

"We trust that the panel of judges will see the merit of our case and keep the interdict in place until the full review has happened in November," Duvenage said.

According to the interdict granted by the high court in Pretoria on April 28, a full review first needed to be carried out before electronic tolling of Gauteng's highways could be implemented.

The SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) and National Treasury were appealing the order.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), which was granted the interdict, would oppose it.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan applied to the Constitutional Court to set aside the court order preventing Sanral from implementing e-tolling.

Gordhan argued that Judge Bill Prinsloo had ignored the principle of the separation of powers. He said the decision to halt e-tolling would negatively affect the economy.

In its reply, Outa said Sanral was still not ready to launch the project.

On Monday, the Democratic Alliance said it had applied to join the Constitutional Court case.

"As a political party, the DA has an interest in the key issue in this case, namely the extent to which courts can and should exercise their powers to interdict government," DA MP Jack Bloom said in a statement.

The party had asked to be admitted as a friend of the court to make a "substantive contribution" to the case.

"Outa has not opposed our application, but Sanral and the National Treasury have indicated their opposition," said Bloom.

"If government wins, then expect to see more decisions like the e-tolls pushed through without proper consultation."

The high court in Pretoria would hear further arguments in the e-toll case on November 26.

Under the project, motorists would pay over R0.35/km to travel on some of Gauteng's major roads.

The project had been scheduled to start on April 30, but was postponed after a meeting between the ANC and its alliance partner, the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

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