End of e-tolls will ‘compel govt to establish alternative funding’ for freeway improvement project | The Citizen

After a decade of acrimony and the largest consumer boycott in South African history, the government has pulled the plug on e-tolls as a way to raise money to pay for Gauteng’s R20-billion-plus freeway improvement project. In presenting the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS), Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana told parliament yesterday that, as far as paying for the cost of the infrastructure “e-tolls is closed”. However, he left the door open for possible use of tolling to pay for maintenance of the highways and any future road projects. ‘E-tolls battle was not an easy one’ Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa)…

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