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Public input on effects of e-toll begins

By Sapa | 2014-08-27 09:10:36.0 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

Public consultations on the socio-economic impact of the e-tolls will begin on Wednesday.

The advisory panel would focus on expanding knowledge as well as explore the implications and perceptions of financing the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and e-tolls.

On Monday, the Gauteng provincial government announced that the panel would embark from August 27 on a month-long process of consultation with organisations and individuals.

"The consultation process is aligned to the research work which is already underway. The consultation will solicit new views on the economic, social and environmental impacts of the GFIP and e-tolls, " spokesman Thabo Masebe had said.

Organisations were invited to respond to the information provided by the key implementers of GFIP and e-tolls, and to address the following questions:

- What are the economic and social impacts of GFIP and the e-tolls?

- What is the impact of the GFIP and e-tolls on the environment?

- How and where are the costs and benefits of GFIP and e-tolls distributed across society and the economy?

Masebe said the panel emphasised that the process of consultation was an objective process with no pre-determined outcome.

The panel was expected to report to premier David Makhura at the end of November, by providing analysis and recommendations grounded in substantial evidence.

The hearings would take place at the Gautrain offices in Midrand.

Labour would be heard on August 27, business on August 27 and 29, and civil society from September 1 to 3.

Information and knowledge institutions would be heard on September 4, and transport organisations from September 4.

COMMENTS [ 16 ]

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ytieduniS

Still giggle each time I see the old South African flag in the etolls logo.

2014-08-27 09:21:20.0 | 2 replies

Maader

Hehe, very funny! Never noticed that. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

2014-08-27 10:28:34.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

Kikiki. Good observation son of Verwoerd. This shows that indeed ANC has sold the masses to white people. :)

2014-08-27 12:47:54.0 | 1 replies

ytieduniS

Shredder - Did you know that the son of verwoerd is an ANC member? The ANC sold South Africa out to themselves. White people are just going about their business.

2014-08-27 14:02:09.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

If you wish to make submission, the details of when and where can be found at:

http://www.outa.co.za/site/e-toll-update-notice-to-gauteng-motorists/

PLEASE stand up and make our voices heard!

2014-08-27 09:21:58.0 | 1 replies

eisenherz

i am not sure they really want to listen to us; this is purely a result of the election results in Gauteng, rather than any concern for the citizens. But yes, everyone should make a submission - makes it harder for them to ignore

2014-08-27 09:57:47.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Of course they don't want to listen. Making sure that we have done everything we can is important though. It makes it far more difficult for them to ignore us

2014-08-27 10:53:21.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

The public has been vociferously voicing its inputs for ages now. SANRAL just chooses to ignore everything. This will be yet another cosmetic exercise.

2014-08-27 12:10:59.0 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@RobinX, can we too chooses to ignore SANRAL and its cahoots? After all no sane person here in Gauteng ever asked for etolls. Zuma never asked for swimming pool etc.

2014-08-27 12:39:19.0 | 0 replies

Charloza

UNTIL ZUMA PAYS BACK THE MONEY..I WILL NOT PAY E-TOLLING AND ANYWHERE WHERE DOES IT COME FROM WHO PUT IT THERE? I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT ANYWAY :-)

2014-08-27 12:47:43.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

You are a EFF hooligan Charloza :-D

2014-08-27 13:30:48.0 | 0 replies

kakadenamanje

Since when does taxi passengers need to pay E-Tolls?

2014-08-27 13:01:34.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Since they started eating! Why do you think the price of everything has gone up in the shops, Dumbass!

2014-08-27 14:33:37.0 | 0 replies

Hutton

well as for me, i didn't ask for e-tolls

2014-08-27 13:25:13.0 | 0 replies

oneseeks

The Gauteng Department cannot fail to consult with individuals and insitutions in this process. The issue being avoided here are the questions to be raised in terms of the cost versus the benefits from top to the ground. The department, SANRAL and relevant institutions should tell the mass were this money is going. what are the future projections in order for us to know what we are paying for. Our fellow siblings need jobs too. besides that, I see more of marikana.

2014-08-27 14:56:52.0 | 0 replies

Hutton

no sir, i think these guys are supposed to foot that bill. this is their bed, they must lie on it. they appointed one of their cadres to do the unnecessary job and now we have to bail them out. cost of living is at its highest peak.

2014-08-27 15:05:17.0 | 0 replies
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