Fuel levy can’t replace e-tolls


Using the fuel levy, which opponents of the e-toll system had suggested be increased to fund the roads, was neither adequate, equitable, nor efficient Johannesburg, as ninety-nine percent of travelling on South Africa’s road network happened outside the tolled Gauteng roads, Sanral CEO Nazir Alli told the e-tolls review panel on 6th November 2014 in Pretoria.
Ali said: “Ninety-nine percent of the overall national vehicle kilometres are not travelled on this road network.”
Gauteng premier, David Makhura, appointed the panel in July to examine the economic and social impact of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and the electronic tolling system to fund it.
Ali asked a rhetorical question: “Are we going to get these guys [non-Gauteng residents] over here to fund us over here in Gauteng?.
“Is it always going to be this thing… we say everybody lives off everyone else? Is that what we going to be promoting? Or are we going to be looking at things differently?”

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