Did Gauteng violate Sanral Act with e-tolls payment?
Gauteng’s allocation of R123m to help fund the gap needed for the new e-tolls dispensation could be in direct contravention of the Sanral Act, according to the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa). This came after an announcement by Finance and e-Government MEC for Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, that Gauteng planned to spend R123m in 2015 to subsidise an e-toll fees gap that had occurred as a result of the reduced user charge dispensation. According
to the Sanral Act, there can be no cross-subsidisation between tolled and non-tolled funding and operations, according to Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage: “Taking Gauteng taxpayers’ money and pushing it into funding of a national e-toll project would appear to be a gross violation of the Sanral Act.”