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Outa files ConCourt papers

2012-06-05 08:00

Johannesburg - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) filed responding papers in the Constitutional Court on Monday, chairperson Wayne Duvenage said.

"Outa filed its answering affidavit for Treasury's leave to appeal the e-toll interdict in the Constitutional Court today," he said.

The government approached the Constitutional Court arguing that the decision to halt e-tolling would negatively affect the economy.

In its reply, Outa said the SA National Roads Agency Limited was still not ready to launch the project.

Under the e-toll project, motorists will pay over 35 cents a kilometre to travel on some of Gauteng's freeways.

The project was to have been launched on April 30, but was postponed for a month after a meeting between the ANC and its alliance partner, the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

 

Comments
  • thepatrickwinter - 2012-06-05 08:16

    In the left corner wearing yellow and black, we have the defiant overconfident but bruised heavy weight. In the right corner we have the peoples champion wearing rainbow colours and the belief of a constitution behind him.

  • thepatrickwinter - 2012-06-05 08:16

    In the left corner wearing yellow and black, we have the defiant overconfident but bruised heavy weight. In the right corner we have the peoples champion wearing rainbow colours and the belief of a constitution behind him.

  • thepatrickwinter - 2012-06-05 08:17

    In the left corner wearing yellow and black, we have the defiant overconfident but bruised heavy weight. In the right corner we have the peoples champion wearing rainbow colours and the belief of a constitution behind him.

  • frederick.bremner - 2012-06-05 08:46

    With the world’s economy in the shambles it is our government needs to look out for the people who pay taxes so they can continue to be paid. The people could be forced to remove the government to survive if they continue to suck the last cents out of us with e-tolling. So yes it will affect the economy if they don’t or do go ahead with it. Either way you have made a big blunder Sanral.

  • frederick.bremner - 2012-06-05 08:46

    With the world’s economy in the shambles it is our government needs to look out for the people who pay taxes so they can continue to be paid. The people could be forced to remove the government to survive if they continue to suck the last cents out of us with e-tolling. So yes it will affect the economy if they don’t or do go ahead with it. Either way you have made a big blunder Sanral.

  • Vasee - 2012-06-05 13:42

    Cosatu agreed the etolls were wrong. Today the SACP'S Blade Nzimade also agrees the etolls were wrong. The govt.now has to agree that the etolls were wrong and should not have implemented it as there was no consultation with the public. The bottom line is the tolls have to be scrapped and other means of recouping the money should be looked at. One way is reduce the budget for each of the nine provinces by 2 bil.which will equate to 18 bil and the balance the govt would put in as it would have been stolen through corruption.The 2 bil.shortfall for the provinces would not make a difference as it would have got stolen through corruption anyway. The govt.must not take the public to be fools and act stubbornly and implement anything it wants when it wants without consulting the public.

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