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Final talks on tolls kick off

2012-09-25 16:10

Pretoria - Government would begin a final round of talks on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project on Tuesday, the presidency said.

The first meeting would be held with the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, spokesperson Thabo Masebe said.

"This is one of a series of meetings. There will be a comprehensive statement [made] at the end of the entire process."

Government would also meet the SA Council of Churches and the Road Freight Association.

"We should be finished [with the meetings] in the next week," Masebe said.

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court ruled that an interim order granted by the High Court in Pretoria in April, which put the project on hold, be set aside.

It concluded that the High Court had not considered the separation of powers between it and the executive.

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Comments
  • rugbyfan.sa - 2012-09-25 16:46

    Government has openly declared war on its tax-paying citizens... Evidence: the quotes from the SANRAL lawyer during the appeal hearing as well as the minister of finance after OUTA won the initial bid to put the project on hold. Look up the old stories and make your own conclusion.

  • musa.hlatshwayo.31 - 2012-09-25 17:38

    hayi saphela...madoda

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-25 22:28

    No etags ever. This is strike season, the tax payers are about to strike.

  • craig.hopkins.376 - 2012-09-26 06:12

    Take your tolls and shove them you corrupt thieving pigs

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-09-26 07:08

    I will not be tolled on public roads. These are not private roads sanral, they are the lifeline of this economy - you should be charged with economic treason & terrorism you bloodsuckers. No e-tag ever. No payment either. Shove your threats where the sun doesn’t shine – we will burn you down.

  • Blixum - 2012-09-26 08:53

    You've just got to love this acronym: OUTA = term of endearment.

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