Demystifying the new eTolls payment scheme

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a new payment scheme for the controversial Gauteng eToll system this afternoon. He said that the scheme, which will be implemented in phases over next 2 to 3 months is designed to safeguard the integrity of the fiscus.

The scheme includes concessions like:

  • If you drive a light motor vehicle you won't pay more than R225 a month.
  • A single reduced tariff of 30c per km for all motorists. A fifty percent reduction.
  • 30 free gantry passes a year.
  • All users who do not pay tolls in the required 30 days will have to pay double. But that this will be capped.

Wayne Duvenage, Chairman of OUTA - the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance - had this to say on Twitter as the announcement was made:

Speaking to 702's Xolani Gwala spoke to him in Afternoon Drive, Duvenhage pointed out how the new schemes links to licence registrations was inviting the emergence of corrupt businesses around fake licence discs and registration practices...

They're going to spawn a whole new industry around licence discs!

Click here for Duvenhage's full interview with Xolani...

Another high profile person opposing the eTolls since their inception has been Zwelinzima Vavi. His position doesn't seem to have changed on the matter...

People are refusing to pay for something designed to milk them!

He was careful to warn people against having the wool pulled over their eyes...

They will increase the rates immedately once they see raised levels of compliance!

Click here to listen to his chat with Xolani...

In his State of the Province speech last year Gauteng Premier David Mokura announced a plan to establish a panel to review e-tolls in the province. That panel's findings and recommendations were submitted for consideration, and according to Provincial Government spokesperson Thabo Masebe this scheme responds directly to those needs. Listen to his interview with Xolani here...

Nkenke Kekana speaks for the ANC in Gauteng...

Prof Muxe Nkondo is the Chair of the eToll Review Panel...

Keep revisiting this article for updates as they happen!


Read More
10 business tips to boost you through a tough economy

10 business tips to boost you through a tough economy

Business growth specialist, Pavlo Phitidi tracks down previously profiled businesses and advises them on their next level growth.

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

Explore the magic of Madeira at the Caravela Portuguese Festival

Explore the magic of Madeira at the Caravela Portuguese Festival

This weekend, all roads lead to the magical Madeira Day festivities at Montecasino.

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

In 2009 Carl Niehaus was forced to step down as ANC national spokesperson after fraud allegations surfaced.

"Our interpretation of sleeping around is sleeping around"

"Our interpretation of sleeping around is sleeping around"

A throwback to Floyd Shivambu talking about Helen Zille during his ANCYL days, interrogated by Redi Tlhabi in 2009. #FarewellRedi

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Brian Tlhabi says his wife, Redi Tlhabi makes him super happy and continues to wish her the best with her future endeavours.

Popular articles
Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Ndlozi explains the significance of the the first chapter of his thesis: 'Trauma in the archives'.

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff International Chairperson Christo Wiese.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Urologist Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says penile curvature is only a concern if it impedes a man's ability to have penetrative sex.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet Shoprite’s Christo Wiese, ruler of retail (and 3rd richest African)

Meet Shoprite’s Christo Wiese, ruler of retail (and 3rd richest African)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the remarkable Wiese (net worth R100 billion!) about how it all began and where it’s going.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?