Johannesburg - The North Gauteng High Court will hear on
Friday an application by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) to
appeal against a previous judgment approving e-tolling.
Outa said on Tuesday it remained "committed to the
The appeal follows a judgment on December 13 by the same
court, which dismissed Outa's application to have the electronic tolling of
Gauteng's major roads scrapped.
The court ordered Outa to pay the legal costs of the
application. Outa said it also intended appealing this order.
Outa chairperson Musa Strachan previously said the
organisation believed it had strong grounds for appeal.
Strachan said in the e-tolling case, public participation
was not possible "yet the court ruled that public engagement was
sufficient and adequate".
In this regard, Outa maintained that procedural and
objective fairness had not been applied, making the introduction of e-tolls unlawful,
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