13 December 2012

South Africa: Government Welcomes High Court Judgment On the Review Application

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press release

Government welcomes the ruling handed down by the North Gauteng High Court on the implementation of the Gauteng open road tolling system.

The judgment vindicates government's view that it had followed the due process and met all regulatory requirements in declaring portions of the Gauteng freeways as toll roads in 2007.

The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is being delivered within a broader context of improvements to integrated public transport and improvements to non-toll alternative routes.

Government calls on all parties to respect the decision of the court and together move forward in the implementation of the e-tolling system.

The development of a country's roads infrastructure plays a critical role in establishing a thriving economy and sustaining growth through the efficient movement of goods and services.

Borrowing internationally and upfront and applying the user-pays principle allows Gauteng, South Africa's economic heartland, and the broader economy to enjoy the benefits today, when we need the growth and development.

Government calls on all road users to register by visiting an e-toll outlet or any one of the e-toll Customer Service Centres located along the Gauteng e-road network. Users can also conveniently register via Sanral's website or by calling the toll free number 0800 SANRAL (726 725).

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