Johannesburg- Premier David Makhura has promised that the issue of e-tolls in Gauteng will be dealt with.
He said this during his State of the Province Address at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Monday morning.
“Our position has not changed on e-tolls. The e-tolls have no future in Gauteng. This matter is in the hands of national government. I heard the minister of transport talking about how to take forward the work of the e-tolls. There is going to be a significant movement on this matter. There is no turning back.”
Makhura said provincial government was prepared to “put some money where our mouth is” and contribute towards dealing with the debt of e-tolls to show how serious they were about the matter. He said he would be meeting with the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula on Monday afternoon to discuss the way forward.
The Premier also spoke on plans to increase skills for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). He said the dream for the province of Gauteng was to be a hub of 4IR skills and a centre of excellence for digital economy breakthroughs such as Artificial Intelligence, crypto currency and big data.