THE UGLY

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

San­ral said 300 000 peo­ple had taken up the 60% dis­count on his­toric e-toll debt be­fore the dis­count ex­pired at mid­night on 2 May, but it de­clined to say how much rev­enue was col­lected. If the Or­gan­i­sa­tion Un­do­ing Tax Abuse (Outa) is to be be­lieved, how­ever, any­thing short of R2.5bn col­lected will still mean the “sys­tem will have only pushed com­pli­ance up to roughly 50%. This in it­self will be seen as a sig­nif­i­cant fail­ure for the user-pays scheme. In­ter­na­tional ev­i­dence shows that these schemes fail when com­pli­ance drops [be­low 80%]”, Africa News Agency re­ported. More than 2.5m mo­torists use the Gaut­eng free­way each month.

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