Added to that, the government announced on Thursday that another fuel price increase was on the cards next month.
Harry Malila, the head of the Western Cape Treasury’s fiscal and economic services, said an outcome on the study would be released in the next nine months.
He said the study would take into account alcapel factors.
“The service provider is still busy with the study and will take between six and nine months. There is a lot of legislation that has to be considered. We will also do an economic assessment that will be part of the study. We need the money because of the constrained financial situation we are in. Also, the investment towards roads is good for economic growth that will lead to many other positive spin-offs for the province,” he said.