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Sanral must refund e-toll users: Fedusa

By Sapa | Aug 27, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 22 ]

Those who had paid money towards their e-toll bill should be refunded and e-tolling should be scrapped, the Federation of Unions of SA said on Wednesday.

"People who have paid money to the e-toll system should be refunded," Fedusa spokesman Junior Gys told the advisory panel on e-tolling and its socio-economic impact in Johannesburg.

"E-tolling should never have been implemented."

Their reasons were due to the lack of consultation with the residents of roads, and e-toll collection being expensive and a burden.

"The same people who are not being consulted through this process are the ones expected to pay for e-tolling," Gys said in a brief presentation to the panel.

The fuel levy would be a more fair way of recouping the funds needed for Gauteng's freeways and road infrastructure, he said.

In its current form, e-tolling economically challenged Gauteng residents, and a person not paying their e-tolls faced possible blacklisting.

Gys said Fedusa had always maintained that the e-toll system was costly and would have a negative impact on the poor, as the rich would be the only ones who could afford e-tags.

"We believe the poorest of the poor will be negatively impacted," Gys said.

The panel would focus on the implications and perceptions of financing the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and e-tolls.

The Gauteng provincial government is holding a month-long consultation process over the project, starting on Wednesday, with organisations and individuals.

Organisations were invited to make submissions on the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the GFIP and e-tolls, and how e-tolling's costs and benefits were distributed across society and the economy.

The panel was expected to report to premier David Makhura at the end of November.


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No to e-tolls

Aug 27, 2014 3:50 | 0 replies



Aug 27, 2014 3:51 | 1 replies


Wena S.Cold you are not affected abomageza ababhatali , Ufuna ukushaya u sibiya i boss yakho impama uthi ukhokhela ama etolls

Aug 27, 2014 3:56 | 0 replies


Those who paid are those who voted for them

Aug 27, 2014 3:53 | 0 replies


We were told this is not some road in malawi, i blame that signature

Aug 27, 2014 3:53 | 1 replies


I blame ur vote

Aug 27, 2014 3:55 | 0 replies


E-toll proudly brought to you by the ANC, they must put another gate in Nkandla

Aug 27, 2014 3:56 | 0 replies


not only that they must refund me ( even though i never paid ) for hooting everytime i go under the "HOOT AGAINST E TOLL" banner!

Aug 27, 2014 3:59 | 1 replies


maneater, no blogging for you and MommaC tonight ne. SMH

Aug 27, 2014 4:2 | 0 replies


I do not even open envelops from SANRAL

Aug 27, 2014 4:1 | 2 replies


You do, short man

Aug 27, 2014 4:3 | 0 replies


Iqegu lakho althunyelelwa ama envelopes Mgijimi

Aug 27, 2014 4:10 | 0 replies


they should repay only those that did not register (but paid); those that registered are part of the problem

Aug 27, 2014 4:5 | 0 replies


No ways, those who bought the tags should shoulder the expense, even if the etolls have been dismantled. Sellouts.

Aug 27, 2014 4:7 | 2 replies


Sell outs are those who voted for ANC

Aug 27, 2014 4:11 | 0 replies


Bwahaha TheNextPresidenOfSA you have a funny way of looking at things ntate.

Aug 27, 2014 4:53 | 0 replies


The problem is the Government of the day and its SANRAL arm. The moment you start pointing fingers on road users you will miss the point.

Aug 27, 2014 4:37 | 0 replies


Those that registered ngamagundwane amakhulu! Those who paid but not registered, amagundane amancane!!! I say do not refund these Rats!!! They are the reason we are still discussing E-toll. If these cowards took our stand, these e-toll thing would have long collapsed!!!!

Aug 27, 2014 6:10 | 1 replies


Agree with Cope, they must not get their refunds.....traitors.

Aug 28, 2014 7:58 | 1 replies
Aug 28, 2014 8:16 | 0 replies