Makhura: E-tolls panel not a waste of time

Makhura: E-tolls panel not a waste of time

2014-11-13 06:00

Johannesburg - Gauteng premier David Makhura has defended the work of the e-tolls advisory panel, adding that the executive council also received a report on the process.

The Gauteng executive council received an update report from the e-tolls advisory panel on Wednesday, Makhura said.

"The executive council is pleased that the panel has concluded its consultation process and has now commenced with analysis and writing its report," he said.

"This panel is not a waste of time, its work is very important for the province."

The panel is expected to submit its report to Makhura this month.

Makhura said he would then table the report before the executive council for its consideration and a decision on a way forward.

"The Gauteng provincial government reiterates that it will seriously consider the findings and recommendations of the advisory panel."

The panel, sitting in Pretoria, was appointed by Makhura in July to examine the economic and social impact of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and the e-tolling system set up to fund it.


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  • Hardcaw Pawn - 2014-11-13 06:23

    "They will seriously consider the findings".... And then shaft us anyway

      Made-inthe South - 2014-11-13 08:10

      What about the two new roads built to Nkandla in the last 5 years.NOT TOLLED.The cost there was more than R500 Million.How was that financed?

  • Derek Bekker - 2014-11-13 06:26

    Executive council? 30 directors earning millions ....waste of tax payers money! Just scrap the e-tollie!

  • Mpho Ronald - 2014-11-13 06:33

    I wanna if ANC ad hoc committee ll also say those panel finding are recommendation from gauteng,there are not binding.Haaaaa what a country we living in

      Made-inthe South - 2014-11-13 08:12

      Remember it is a indefinite system,It is forever and forever.So it works like this. Step1-Kapsch pay the bribes for the right to milk us forever Step2-Kapsch take profits out of the country as long as ZANC is in power.They made one mistake,they thought the people of Gauteng are sheep and milk cows

  • Hell Gate - 2014-11-13 06:37

    The 62 % must pay !!!!

  • pikes.stellenbosch - 2014-11-13 06:49

    Incompetent persons will always love meetings and to exaggerate the importance of something insignificant. Typical of the ruling party. All talk and very minimal show.

  • Rob Wilson - 2014-11-13 06:50

    Will not pay.

  • Rty Rty - 2014-11-13 06:54

    by a show of hands, who was under the impression that this panel was in any position to get rid of e-toll? as i've said at the start of this "consultation process" - it is merely a box the ANC mafia and it's partners are going the "check - complete". e-toll will be here to stay - for the ANC it is not about the legality therefor, or the fact that they have wasted / stolen billions from this account earmarked for road (same as in the road accident fund - they have raided this fund to nothing) but it is all about a show of power and to enriched them beyond their wildest dreams...

  • pikes.stellenbosch - 2014-11-13 06:56

    Incompetent persons will always love meetings and to exaggerate the importance of something insignificant. Typical of the ruling party. Let lethuli house pay the etolls for the people. Ouch now I remeber. The ruling parties coffers are empty... The Guptas have not yet made their campaing contributions. Bloody crooks wasting my tax money. Please report this post again if you are part of the population that do not pay taxes but demand everything that people who work for their money has.

  • Teboho Mokotjomela - 2014-11-13 06:59

    scrap e-tolls,period!!!

      Kulu Zulu - 2014-11-17 07:31

      If they do not scrap e-tolls the ANC will be punished by their voters. They are already in big trouble with COSATU splitting. They need to curb their arrogance.

  • Roger Moore - 2014-11-13 07:02

    Sanral Ceo has spoken, etols are here to stay whether we like it or not, it will be so sad of u when u get a big roadblock where they lock up folks and confiscate ur car for using their highways illegally. Pay up guys and stop politicizing this issue. We need world class highways.

      Rodger Neil - 2014-11-13 07:13

      and when are we going to get "world class highways" ? and why must we pay for them over and over again ?

      Lerato Suhla - 2014-11-13 07:14

      u sound like BEE

      Roger Moore - 2014-11-13 07:22

      I pay my etoll and it works for me, I just pass freely on the tollgates and live moegoes behind on long ques waiting for their time to pay up cash money, plus I get lots of discount. If you don't want to pay for etolls we will endup paying 20rnds a litter on fuel.

      Revelgen - 2014-11-13 09:15

      Moore is talking rubbish. Just part of Scamral's scare tactics. The people have voted. WE WILL NOT PAY. End of story.

      Tondi Staga - 2014-11-13 09:47

      @Rogers dat comment jst shows your stupidity. There are laws which have to be followed and anyway you should have signed somewhere, maybe if you signed for the etag then you don't pay then they might have a ryt. I didnt sign anythin regardin etolls and whether they are given a go ahead or not I will not pay. And one thing you have to know its a democratic country thus majority rules and already a majority is against etolls thus even if ZANC can come up with a law if majority is against it then that law won't stand

      Jurie Botha - 2014-11-20 15:18

      What queues Rodger? I ain't paying squat, therefore not standing in any queues. I laugh at the idiots with their little dompasses in the windscreen.

  • Johan Nothnagel - 2014-11-13 07:03

    Incompetency at its best !!!! Just like the SA govt.... The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing cause the left hand is busy with corruption and the right thump is up in the nostrel......

  • Collins Mobu - 2014-11-13 07:06

    Makhura has shown patriotism in his first ±120 days of office and it is clear that he has interest of people at heart, Etolls will definately be scraped but things don't just happen overnight. Gauteng couldn't have asked for a better premier!!!

      Revelgen - 2014-11-13 09:16

      He won't be premier when the DA take over Gauteng. Then we will see some real action for the people.

  • Alain Craven - 2014-11-13 07:10

    It always surprises me that we have a population on the verge of major civil disobedience (as per previous News24 article) along with service delivery protests and yet we have a country where the ruling party is firmly entrenched. Something wrong with our democracy. Maybe we just don't understand it (democracy) yet.

      Klaus Muller - 2014-11-13 07:30

      Alain, as long as the electorate is happy to vote once every 5 years, receiving free chicken meal, t-shirt and cap, access to a plot in the nearest squatter camp, participate in occasional service delivery protests, burn down existing infrastructure, receive a pittance in form of grant (in exchange for vote) nothing is ever going to change. Remember SAHARA was once a fertile area

      Revelgen - 2014-11-13 09:19

      It's actually NOT a democracy, Alain. It's a dictatorship, where the ANC simply shoot down anything they don't agree with. Yet this country is largely funded by just 3 million people who pay 95% OF ALL TAXES (Quote by economist Mike Schussler). And it's a safe bet that most of those are NOT ANC supporters.

      Kulu Zulu - 2014-11-17 07:48

      @Alain - not for very much longer.

  • Joe Irwin - 2014-11-13 07:27

    If they could do something about the sequencing of traffic lights at the off ramps or keep the damn things working the et oils may be of some use. All it takes is some rain and chaos is the order of the day. The other problem I have is the exemption of taxis etc. These vehicles and their passengers a road user and the charges should apply. Sort this out and I MAY consider paying if the rates are and stay reasonable.

  • Ryan Styles - 2014-11-13 07:48

    @ Bongani Nsele That should do? Oh... Ok. Sorry, didn't realise u had become the nation's voice of reason. My bad. Let me make write them a cheque. E-Tolls less 50% discount made out to.... Can I get a 50% refund for my taxes spent on Nkandla, the Arms deal, Eskom, SAA, etc?

  • Sipho Bambo - 2014-11-13 08:18

    O tla e patela o le tee wena Makhura(Fishoil)

  • Gazzarow Photos - 2014-11-13 09:21

    Remember one thing if we all stick together and not pay, they cannot put the whole of the Gauteng province in jail..its that simple!!

      Kulu Zulu - 2014-11-17 07:39

      Plus there are legal companies who will clamber to represent victims of this scam. They will do it with pleasure and at no charge. SCAMRAL will be taking a big risk if they dare try anything drastic. They will be murdered in court.

  • Mapula Mogwanye - 2014-11-13 09:32

    For my side is a Total waste of Money,Especially for Ordinary people like Me,I Travel often to Limpopo & if you go & check the Roads is not in a good state,Who are benefitting from E-tolls?

  • Emma Sanderson - 2014-11-13 09:50

    I drive through one gantry on the way to work and one on the way home. Just short of a year now the costs accrued that I have not and will not pay is over R 5000. Why should I pay an extra R 5000 a year to travel on roads already funded through fuel levies? Let this be a wake up call for govt. Clearly they thought we would just roll over and pay. We probably would have if the amount was reasonable - they were too greedy. If I had paid R5000 to govt this past year - would that not equate to R 5000 taken out of the economy? I would be delighted to take public transportation to work. Sadly that option is not available to me. The roads are just as busy as they were.

  • Carl Kirstein - 2014-11-13 10:36

    ZA Politics Mgcini: "The E-Toll panel is a waste of time" Makhura: "The E-Toll panel is NOT a waste of time" Mgcini: "Is" Makhura: "Is, Not" Mgcini: "EEEEeezzzz!" Makhura: "NOOooooooooot!" ...

  • Andrew Newman - 2014-11-13 11:53

    When the vast majority of people do not pay the system does not work. That's the important point as it makes any decision by a committee absolutely irrelevant. Whether they want to toll, people won't pay. Whether they don't toll, people won't pay. The decision has already been made by the people, making all meetings a waste of time and money.

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2014-11-13 12:02

    thumb up Makhura!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew MacDonald - 2014-11-13 13:04

    hahahahahahahaha, the anc is taking a hiding from....the anc. its beyewdiful. maybe the gauteng anc will join numsa and call themselves the "real anc" tee hee.

      Kulu Zulu - 2014-11-17 07:46

      Well said.

  • Armand Van Rensburg - 2014-11-19 13:24

    Nizer take your toll and Zuma and zoom back to Nkandla.......

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