Tolls and taxes for Gauteng

The Gauteng government will be considering a "provincial tax" to ease pressure on resources from inter-provincial migration, finance and economic affairs MEC Paul Mashatile announced yesterday.

The Gauteng government will be considering a "provincial tax" to ease pressure on resources from inter-provincial migration, finance and economic affairs MEC Paul Mashatile announced yesterday.

A feasibility study had already been completed and would soon go to the executive council for deliberations, he said in tabling his medium-term budget policy statement.

Also being explored was the possibility of tolling existing and future freeways.

"This will allow us to raise private sector funding for the maintenance and construction of high order roads," said Mashatile.

"Funds will then be channelled towards secondary and primary roads particularly in our townships." - Sapa

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