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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.

COMMENTS [ 22 ]

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Dadda

No to e-tolls

Aug 27, 2014 3:50 | 0 replies

s.cold

EISH KUSHUBILE,,,,,SIYOYICELA IVUTHIWE

Aug 27, 2014 3:51 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

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

Mshovekahle

Those who paid are those who voted for them

Aug 27, 2014 3:53 | 0 replies

UnbiasedCitizen

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

Aug 27, 2014 3:53 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

I blame ur vote

Aug 27, 2014 3:55 | 0 replies

Hosiyamina

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

Aug 27, 2014 3:56 | 0 replies

maneater

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

Shredder

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

Aug 27, 2014 4:2 | 0 replies

mgijimi

I do not even open envelops from SANRAL

Aug 27, 2014 4:1 | 2 replies

Shredder

You do, short man

Aug 27, 2014 4:3 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Iqegu lakho althunyelelwa ama envelopes Mgijimi

Aug 27, 2014 4:10 | 0 replies

eisenherz

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

TheNextPresidentOfSA

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

Mshovekahle

Sell outs are those who voted for ANC

Aug 27, 2014 4:11 | 0 replies

Nkwesheng!!

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

Aug 27, 2014 4:53 | 0 replies

Toivo

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

Cope1

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

Mahungu

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

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