Long road ahead before WC fuel levy instituted - MEC

Western Cape Finance MEC Dr Ivan Meyer says the proposed provincial fuel levy will require a lot of research and consultation before it could ever be put into effect.

Meyer explains that the Western Cape government has not yet taken a decision on whether they should institute a fuel tax for road users in the region.

Read: WC gov considers provincial fuel levy, Outa to object

For now, the Cabinet has not taken any decision because we need to update the research and look into the dual political landscape.

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Finance MEC 

The Cabinet of the Western Cape, in April last year, mandated me to do a feasibility study of the fuel tax.

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Finance MEC 

We have decided that, in the context of the current economic climate, it is also necessary for us to look into the feasibility of the fuel tax.

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Finance MEC 

It could take five to six years before this whole process will be concluded.

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Finance MEC 

Take a listen to him explain the process and legalities:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Long road ahead before WC fuel levy instituted - MEC


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