Pretoria - The Gauteng e-toll system will be implemented,
Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Friday.
"Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday... decided that
Sanral should proceed with the implementation of e-tolling," Martins told
reporters in Pretoria.
"Today, the department of transport gazetted the toll
tariffs and regulations for public comment."
Martins said that at the end of the 30 days, after
government had considered the public's views, the final tariffs would be
The e-toll tariff for light vehicles with e-tags has been
reduced to 30c/km, Sanral said.
This was down from the 40c/km decided on last year, Sanral
toll and traffic manager Alex van Niekerk said.
The base tariff for light vehicles would remain at 58c/km.
Van Niekerk was giving a SA National Roads Agency Limited
presentation on the Gauteng highway e-toll system.
Part of the presentation was the tariff history.
He said the e-tag tariff for motorcycles had been dropped
from 24c/km to 18c/km, for medium heavy vehicles (Class B) from R1/km to
75c/km, and heavy vehicles (Class C) from R2/km to R1.50/km.
Transport Minister Ben Martins said government had proposed
that toll fees for e-tag users be capped at R550 a month for light vehicles.
Van Niekerk said only about 0.2% of Gauteng road users would
pay the e-toll cap.
About 78.5% of motorists using the freeway were expected to
pay less than R100 a month, using e-tags, he said.
About 91.3% would pay less than R200 and 96.3% would pay
less than R300.