Gauteng to 'review' e-tolling

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IOL mot jun27 etoll gantry Independent Newspapers Government is setting up a panel to review e-tolling, but is urging motorists to continue paying e-tolls until a lasting solution is found. File photo: Ihsaan Haffejee.

Johannesburg - E-tolling will be reviewed by a panel set up by the Gauteng provincial government.

Premier David Makhura announced in his inaugural State of the Province Address on Friday morning that the panel would invite proposals on how to find new solutions to the matter.

This will be done in consultation with national government, municipalities and all sectors of the society.

“While we shall not promise easy solutions and claim easy victories, we must make it clear we cannot close our eyes to the cries of the sectors of our population who are affected by the cost of travelling across the province,” Makhura said.

“We must all move from the premise that we need good roads in our province to support economy.

“How we finance such infrastructure must be deliberated upon and agreed.”

Makhura urged motorists to continue paying until a lasting solution is found.

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