Streaming issues? Report here
702 logo Gradients 702 logo Gradients
Late Night Talk
00:00 - 04:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Early Breakfast
See full line-up
Late Night Talk
00:00 - 04:00

Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle
fiber_manual_record
Politics

WC gov considers provincial fuel levy, Outa to object

26 March 2018 2:12 PM
Tags:
Western Cape
Budget
OUTA
Tax
Motorists
Fuel levy
Government
drivers
road users
Pressure group Outa says overtaxed residents can't afford an additional fuel levy. It intends to object to the proposed plan.

Western Cape road users may be forced to pay an additional fuel levy on top of the existing national fuel levy, if provincial government goes ahead.

It's reported that Western Cape finance MEC has consultants investigating the feasibility of a provincial fuel levy.

Read: Long road ahead before WC fuel levy instituted - MEC

Pressure group, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it will object to the proposal and conduct more research in order to formulate its arguments.

Outa's Wayne Duvenhage says overtaxed residents cannot afford an additional fuel levy.

Duvenhage argues that introducing provincial fuel levies could cause complications, if they are not applied uniformly.

Also read: What you need to know about your rights at a roadblock

He explains that this is an attempt to resurrect a proposal made in 2005, which was shelved by provincial government at the time.

He says the national fuel levy already brings in about R75 billion a year for all three spheres of government.

If there's any intention to introduce a regional fuel levy, we will make sure that the public are on board with an objection to this.

Wayne Duvenhage, Outa chairperson

We will object and oppose this vociferously if it comes about.

Wayne Duvenhage, Outa chairperson

To introduce a regional fuel levy has a number of complications. It's being applied to a society that is already overtaxed.

Wayne Duvenhage, Outa chairperson

The financial and economic situation of this country is very different to what it was then. So it [the proposal] has to go through a formal process of engagement.

Wayne Duvenhage, Outa chairperson

Take a listen to Outa explain its position on the matter:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : WC gov considers provincial fuel levy, Outa to object


26 March 2018 2:12 PM
Tags:
Western Cape
Budget
OUTA
Tax
Motorists
Fuel levy
Government
drivers
road users

More from Local

200428zweligif

Gauteng recoveries reach 2,169 as SA's death rate nears 800

3 June 2020 9:58 PM

The Western and Eastern Cape now account for 78% of all cases recorded in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 coronavirus testing 123rf

Court: COVID-19 patients can't be forced to quarantine if they can self-isolate

3 June 2020 6:46 PM

The judgment was handed down on Wednesday after an urgent application by lobby group AfriForum, challenging the validity of regulations that forbid self-isolation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus9899

A partnership with a good story to tell

3 June 2020 5:54 PM

Two agencies join the Health Department and media to tell stories of frontline workers and those who’ve recovered from COVID-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

teddy-bear-toy-bed-childhood-pexels-photo-jpeg

Child Protection Week 2020: Protecting children during COVID-19 and the lockdown

3 June 2020 5:41 PM

Joanne Joseph speaks to University of Cape Town's Children's Institute senior researcher Lucy Jamieson.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mulitplug adaptor plug switch electricity energy 123rfpolitics 123rf

'There will be deliberations over draft Joburg electricity tariff increase'

3 June 2020 4:33 PM

The City of Johannesburg is suggesting a new R200 basic charge for prepaid customers and R400 for prepaid business customers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Unbanning of alcohol sale is an uncalculated decision - ANC youth task team

3 June 2020 4:28 PM

Spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize says while there are responsible drinkers, the country is faced with an abnormal situation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kagisogif

Community members who picked up cash in Krugersdorp heist can be charged - SAPS

3 June 2020 2:54 PM

Three suspects fled the scene in Chamdor after they attacked a cash van with explosives in the early hours of the morning.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

raymond-zondojpg

Zondo eyes end of June restart, expects Zuma to appear 'quite soon'

3 June 2020 2:16 PM

Chairperson of the state capture commission of inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, briefed the media on the commission's work during the coronavirus lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200303-zwelithini-edjpg

KZN premier explains decision to increase King Zwelithini’s annual budget

3 June 2020 2:04 PM

Sihle Zikalala says that part of the allocated funding is spent on cultural programmes implemented under the royal household.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

City Power

City Power cuts off power to houses in Vlakfontein for illegal connections

3 June 2020 1:00 PM

The power utility's spokesperson Isaac Mangena says these houses were disconnected and will have to pay R11,000 reconnection fee.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Lifestyle

chalk-board-school-class-educationjpg

[LISTEN] Preparing your child for a new way of schooling under COVID-19

3 June 2020 2:58 PM

Human potential and parenting expert Nikki Bush shares her insights and knowledge.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

work-from-home-office-job-remote-working-team-online-freelancer-laptop-123rf

How do I repackage myself for a new career?

3 June 2020 12:03 PM

Business and executive coach Dawn Klatzko shares her insights.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191010depressiongif

Lockdown having negative psychological effects on some South Africans

2 June 2020 4:16 PM

Anxiety, depression and insomnia are only some of the negative effects of lockdown according to an online poll by Ipsos.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

the-edge-of-existencejpg

[LISTEN] New documentary looks at human-wildlife conflict

2 June 2020 3:41 PM

The documentary called 'The Edge of Existence' will be launched after lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

richardjpg

The playlist of the Special Africa Day Edition of “This is Africa”

30 May 2020 8:13 PM

This weekend’s song list for Richard Nwamba's “This is Africa” show celebrating Africa Month.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

africa-day-1jpg

Celebrating Africa Month with the continent's music legends

30 May 2020 6:20 PM

"This is Africa with Richard Nwamba" will feature 10 of the continent's legendary names.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

young-woman-at-home-staring-outside-window-lockdown-blues-123rf

'Anxiety and over-eating top 2 lockdown conditions, more South Africans smoking'

30 May 2020 10:30 AM

An Ipsos poll found that under-exercising, insomnia and depression have also been problems for South Africans under lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

thandiswa-mazwaijpg

Thandiswa Mazwai to perform at Play Your Part Africa Live Stream Concert

30 May 2020 7:57 AM

The icon says now is actually an important time for music because it can travel much further than any language can.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pj-powers-world-in-union-tygerberg-childrens-choirjpg

PJ Powers and Tygerberg Children's Choir honour COVID-19 essential workers

29 May 2020 5:57 PM

The group has recorded a rendition of the hit song 'World in Union.'

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sex

[LISTEN] Exploring pleasure as a sexual right

29 May 2020 12:30 PM

In this week's Talking Sex feature, Dr Eve unpacks pleasure as a sexual right.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Politics

Western Cape grade 7 pupils

'If learners are infected - with neglect - we will lay charge against MEC, HOD'

3 June 2020 4:44 PM

Satdu Western Cape secretary Jonavon Rustin says they are not 100% sure all schools will be compliant.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200601-mzwandile-masina-edjpg

Ekurhuleni regional council responds to Masina's tweets on economic policies

3 June 2020 3:10 PM

African National Congress regional secretary TK Nciza social media policy of the party must be followed by all members.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eusebius-mckaiserpng

From a practical point continue to comply with Level 3 regulations - Eusebius

3 June 2020 10:58 AM

Eusebius McKaiser says government has 14 days to study the judgment that says regulations were invalid and unconstitutional.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel of judge in law court legal 123rflegal 123rf

'All lockdown regulations have been declared invalid and unconstitutional'

3 June 2020 8:13 AM

Liberty Fighters Network's Reyno Dawid de Beer says the court declared all levels as invalid not just level three and four.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181210mabegif

We do not have a branch in the ANC that is called social media - Pule Mabe

2 June 2020 1:43 PM

The African National Congress spokesperson says they encourage their comrades to use the right platforms to raise issues.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Critical-care-ICU-hospital-patient-doctor-ventilator-Covid19-health-worker-123rf

'Number of trauma cases have increased since unbanning of alcohol'

2 June 2020 1:09 PM

Chris Baragwanath Hospital CEO Dr Nkele Lesia says Level 3 started the number of trauma cases has doubled.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown levels South Africa Covid-19 coronavirus 123rf

What do you need to know about lockdown Level 3? Pundits explain

2 June 2020 11:21 AM

Nickolaus Bauer on the Eusebius McKaiser Show facilitates a discussion on the different regulations under this new lockdown level.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Petrol

Motorists have until midnight to fill up before petrol price increase

2 June 2020 8:41 AM

The Department of Energy on Monday said the retail price of all grades of petrol would increase by R1.18 cents per litre.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tobacco-farm-farming-cigarette-value-chain-industry-plant-crop-harvest-123rf

'Private sector must play role in emerging farmers to ensure food security'

2 June 2020 7:33 AM

AgriSA deputy executive director Christo van der Heeder reflects on what is happening with the Land Bank.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

online-learning-internet-notes-training-remote-working-internet-laptop-123rf

Are workplaces ready to welcome workers during lockdown Level 3?

1 June 2020 11:35 AM

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a discussion on the state of readiness for employers for employees during this lockdown level.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward