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Sanral must refund e-toll users: Fedusa

By Sapa | 2014-08-27 15:47:47.0 | 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

2014-08-27 15:50:54.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

EISH KUSHUBILE,,,,,SIYOYICELA IVUTHIWE

2014-08-27 15:51:56.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

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

2014-08-27 15:56:59.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Those who paid are those who voted for them

2014-08-27 15:53:17.0 | 0 replies

UnbiasedCitizen

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

2014-08-27 15:53:35.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

I blame ur vote

2014-08-27 15:55:53.0 | 0 replies

Hosiyamina

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

2014-08-27 15:56:40.0 | 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!

2014-08-27 15:59:56.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

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

2014-08-27 16:02:33.0 | 0 replies

mgijimi

I do not even open envelops from SANRAL

2014-08-27 16:01:52.0 | 2 replies

Shredder

You do, short man

2014-08-27 16:03:30.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Iqegu lakho althunyelelwa ama envelopes Mgijimi

2014-08-27 16:10:44.0 | 0 replies

eisenherz

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

2014-08-27 16:05:58.0 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

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

2014-08-27 16:07:06.0 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Sell outs are those who voted for ANC

2014-08-27 16:11:30.0 | 0 replies

Nkwesheng!!

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

2014-08-27 16:53:46.0 | 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.

2014-08-27 16:37:31.0 | 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!!!!

2014-08-27 18:10:53.0 | 1 replies

Mahungu

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

2014-08-28 07:58:48.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-28 08:16:34.0 | 0 replies
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