In another twist involving the public protector’s office‚ the Minister of Co-operative Governance an.
Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile should contest Transnet's proposed new pipeline tariff that will raise the price of petrol in Gauteng by about 39 cents a litre.
If this tariff goes ahead, the extra cost will stunt business activity and be a heavy extra burden for motorists in Gauteng.
While I support the building of a new pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg, I'm disturbed at reports that at an estimated cost of R13billion, it will be the world's most expensive - four times more expensive than in Europe, and seven times more than in America.
Mashatile should make representations at the highest level to ensure that a new pipeline is built cost effectively, and that inland motorists are not unduly penalised to pay for it.
Jack BloomDA Leader, Gauteng Legislature