Govt moving with speed on e-tolls law

Govt moving with speed on e-tolls law

2013-09-26 17:13

Johannesburg - The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act was published in the Government Gazette on Thursday, the presidency said.

The act, also known as the electronic tolling bill, was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

"The president signed the bill into law on Saturday, September 21 before departing for the United States of America to attend the 68th United Nations General Assembly Session"

The announcement was made on Wednesday.

On the same day, Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) Judge Fritz Brand reserved judgment on whether the tolling of Gauteng's freeways should be reviewed.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance brought the appeal in its challenge against the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), the transport minister, and the Treasury.

Earlier on Thursday, the department of transport welcomed the enactment of the bill.

The minister of transport will now attend to the remaining procedural matters related to the implementation process, the ministry said.

These include the publication of final regulations, notices and toll tariffs; and determination of date of commencement.

The minister is required by law to publish her final determination on regulations, notices and toll tariffs at least 30 days before the commencement of tolling.

  • Deon Louw - 2013-09-26 17:21

    Wish service delivery was so fast.

      Patricia Dewet - 2013-09-26 18:33

      Jamba that is to confuse you. All these leeches worry about is the money they make at your expense.

      Mattewis Kat - 2013-09-27 07:32

      They themselves funded it through government pension funds. Obviously they have to move with speed. I know of at least one domestic worker who is now going to be without a job! Sadly she's too dumb to realize her hardship is the fault of her polygamist president. Fools led by a fool!

      Fourhundredkg Bobbejaan - 2013-09-27 11:57

      At least those gantries are already built. The people already have something strong enough to hang their fat ANC carcasses from.

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-09-26 17:21

    Zuma signed a law which he cannot even read. Stone age africa

  • Sbudafaya - 2013-09-26 17:24

    Zuma's signature means nothing to me as I will still not purchase a tag.

  • Democrazy - 2013-09-26 17:24

    Expect more protests.....zuma

  • Sakhiwo - 2013-09-26 17:29

    When is your vote your voice?

  • George Wood - 2013-09-26 17:30

    Yep quickly before the wheels fall off!

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-09-26 17:31

    anc needs money FAST. Zuma robbing Gauteng motorists . DA will now take Gauteng

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-09-26 17:31

    anc needs money FAST. Zuma robbing Gauteng motorists . DA will now take Gauteng

  • Alan John Ingram - 2013-09-26 17:32


      WE Werner - 2013-09-26 17:34

      No e-tag for me

      Erwin de Ruiter - 2013-09-26 20:36

      The winds of change they are a-blowing If it can happen in Egypt, it can happen here...

      Di Simpson-Rockhill - 2013-09-26 23:01

      There's no ways in hell I'm getting a tag, I have donated to OUTA as part of my commitment to stop this extortion!!!

      TC - 2013-09-27 06:14

      ANC-plunderers will NOT get me or my family to buy an e-Tag. We will make tolling as ungovernable as absolutely possible!!!

      Johan Fourie - 2013-09-27 08:21

      Time for talking has passed Alan. It is time for action. Objecting on N24 will not help except maybe to let off some steam. If OUTA fail in the courts will you be committed to take down the gantries

  • Stefan Van Rensburg - 2013-09-26 17:33

    Zuma knows a court case is pending, and yet he signs basically the same thing into law anyway? At least he can't do more harm at a UN assembly. This is what may be termed democratic tyranny.

  • Pam Stevens - 2013-09-26 17:35

    Typical of the ANC and Alaba and his 40 (and more)his thieves! Come on South Africa, let's demonstrate to these money grabbers by a show of defiance by refusing to pay this legalized theft of our hard earned money. Gauteng today, the rest of us to follow

  • Joe Gomes - 2013-09-26 17:36

    Two words from me,....

  • Ol Mabaso - 2013-09-26 17:37

    HOW is it going to affect the road safety? Isn't the very high death toll in SA - A PRIORITY?

  • nevergrowupgirl - 2013-09-26 17:38

    Anything to get their hands on money. Even if the bulk of it leaves our country. Will never buy an e-tag, will never pay e-toll! Those willing to dump the poorest of the poor into complete poverty will suffer at the hands of all those they oppress! Stand up a and fight against this! It is our only way to survive the money grabbing thieves running this country.

  • Clement Thabo Mathebula - 2013-09-26 17:39

    He sign n runaway to united state of america! That's two headed snake for you

  • Thando Morsy - 2013-09-26 18:02

    Faaaark these thugs. If they used this speed in service delivery in the townships it would be far better, but no they are using it to rob the hard working people of SA.

  • Cathy De Jongh - 2013-09-26 18:04

    So what was the point in anyone disagreeing about the tags ?

  • Adrian Naidoo - 2013-09-26 18:07

    Get ready to loose the gauteng province in the next election

      rantshu.monwekgape - 2013-09-26 20:52

      Sure, they take us for granted. He and his cabinet will not pay a cent. I am thinking to hand my vote to some other parties

  • Alt View - 2013-09-26 18:07

    Sign any law you want, it's corrupt to the core and I won't punish my people or their children to come.This is great, we will finally start rising as a nation

  • Werner Nel - 2013-09-26 18:11

    I so wish the ANC loose out on Gauteng next elections. We can but hope!

  • Dennis Dawson - 2013-09-26 18:17

    You can sign as much you want mr Zuma, this man and my family wont pay that money, more for your goverment and corrupt goverment to steal

  • Goodwill Suping - 2013-09-26 18:24

    This is the death of ANC in Gauteng and the funeral will be when we elect any other party expect the ZANC in Gauteng!

  • Kieran Harrop - 2013-09-26 18:26

    Good luck with fetching everyones money you thieving muppets!! Make your friends in the taxis pay and all the muppets in the blue light brigades!!

  • Rudzani Ronald Sadiki - 2013-09-26 18:34

    My ANC truly you I wish you to loose votes .i don't see you ruling for long!as for other leaders mark my words you will be brought to books for abusing powers it may not happen now but in along term run you will either be jailed one was aware what can happen to Middle East leaders who were leading by fear and abusing powers of power tax payers.SA mark my words sooner or later ........riots,strikes,people taking law into their own hands,tshisa fheli tshi a Tula vhone

  • DuJean Mostert - 2013-09-26 18:47

    The Faster the law is passed, the faster they can RENOVATE some more corrupt officials houses.

  • marelize.pinto - 2013-09-26 18:48

    All that Cosatu has to do, is threaten the ANC goverment. Just tell them if they go ahead that the whole of cosato will vote DA. Sure that will get Zuma's attention!!!!

      Richard Scully - 2013-09-26 21:30

      COSATU is a useless organization that survives on stolen cash from hard working fools

  • reggie.reginald.3110 - 2013-09-26 18:50

    I wint be buying one anyway regardless and if all stick together it will fail !!

  • Imtiaz Ahmed Karolia - 2013-09-26 18:54

    Would be encouraging if the authorities implement tougher crime laws with the same vagour and arrogance as they are with eTolls

  • Espanyol Molefe - 2013-09-26 18:55

    Solomon Mahlangu , Chris Hani & Steve Biko must turning 4rom their graves South Africans are being daylight by African National Corruption aka Etolling party cum 2014 Zuma & his team will vote not SA citizens

  • Koos Kotze - 2013-09-26 18:55

    Dear Scamral / ANC: 1) You barged ahead with minimal consultation and did a TWENTY ONE BILLION RANDS deal, involving an overseas company previously involved in the proven-fraudulent Armgate scandal. 2) You then sunk some R18 billion of ANC pension funding into the e-toll scheme, totally expecting fat profits to accrue. 3) Scamral absolutely refuses to allow an independent audit of the deal, which affects all of us in Gauteng (either directly or via increased cost of transport of goods), and subsequently will affect all regions of SA unless stopped. 4) We pay over R7 per litre in taxes every time we fill up - yet NONE of this money goes to a dedicated road fund. Now ANC/Scamral - could you give a coherent rebuttal of the above facts?

      Heinrich Etsebeth - 2013-09-27 07:12

      Point number 2 is wrong. It is R18 billion taken from the government pension fund. That means that anyone that currently has a governmental position does not have a pension they can rely on. I reiterate that this is not ANC money it is money taken from the state coffers.

  • Downs Shareholder - 2013-09-26 19:06

    Only God knows what happened to the real ANC which fought for freedom.Where is the Freedom Charter? Thrown into the bin I guess. This country has gone to the dogs. We need God's urgent intervention.

  • Blackhole_Sun - 2013-09-26 19:25

    @ Koos Kotze nice factual comment. I would like to see Scamral and cANCer attempt to prove the issues you raised wrong by using facts, but that won't happen as they are guilty as charged.

  • Jaco de Beer - 2013-09-26 19:25

    Question? How can a law be passed into government if the president is not in the country? When was it signed??????

  • Blackhole_Sun - 2013-09-26 19:26

    @ Koos Kotze nice factual comment. I would like to see Scamral and cANCer attempt to prove the issues you raised wrong by using facts, but that won't happen as they are guilty as charged.

  • Martin Gibson - 2013-09-26 20:42

    Sanral says on average R100. I will have to pay the cap R550. I bet there are alot of people out there like me. An exstra weeks petrol basically to fork out. NO Sanral sorry for you!!

      Erwin de Ruiter - 2013-09-26 20:48

      If we must pay, pay in 5 and 10 cent piecess... it will drive them insane!

  • Troy Jennings - 2013-09-26 20:48

    Hey you bloody agents speed it up as much as you like, you're gonna need to be fast when you try and catch me to pay BWAHAHAHA!!

  • rantshu.monwekgape - 2013-09-26 20:49

    Mr president, this is the last struggle. You have now put it in the open that the ANC and governments are really behind the troubles happening at COSATU. That Mr Vavi was the problem. Today you force us to pay for driving in our roads. How many times must we pay tax and other things while you fail to give us real increases as workers. Shame.

  • Bertus Pretorius - 2013-09-26 21:37

    Sign and dash... you go, mr president... you go...

  • Freddy van Wijk - 2013-09-26 23:14

    The only movement that is with speed is the VOTERS!! UP YOURS SHOWERHEAD!!

  • Bushi Papi - 2013-09-26 23:17

    We pay for car to be in de road,now is ETOLL,what wil be next

  • Arthur Salvado - 2013-09-27 07:55

    The government believes that they will weather the storm for a couple months and hopes that all will be forgotten and forgiven and e toll will continue happily ever after. They are in for a surprise.

  • Warwick Railton - 2013-09-27 08:43

    Blah blah bok drol - I will never get tagged and just trash their bills. To get tagged is to condone the corruption - bottom line. you are either with us or against us, no grey areas guys. Start the fight back and never get tagged.

  • kuno.tschumi.5 - 2013-09-27 08:49

    the corrupt government with its corrupt head can move at lightening speed or crawl if they wish, the end result will be the same. WE WILL NOT BUY E-TAGS. We will derail this gravy train once and for all. Citizens of Gauteng and South Africa, use your vote wisely next year. canCer has made promises for the last 20 years and have not delivered on anything. just wish they would be as speedy with service delivery as they are with signing laws and milking the tax payers. Cry beloved country

  • June Francis - 2013-09-27 11:41

    Well people of GP - Govt has shown that they really dont care what you say and what you think . Lets show them what we think of their thinking next April.

  • Tshepo Mphafudi - 2013-10-02 10:55

    All these stories abt the etoll are scary. Dear Zuma how do u do this to your own people? Who's side are you on? do you know that some people in your country go to sleep with out eating? your style of leading is very discouraging. The Nation never turned it's back on you when you went through rough times, now why are you turning your back on them?

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