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Gauteng motorists will hear on Thursday whether e-tolling will go ahead, when the constitutional court is expected to decide whether to overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling. The high court in Pretoria granted

The constitutional court will hear arguments on Friday as to why it should overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling in Gauteng from going ahead. According to the interdict granted by the high court in Pretoria on 28 April, a full review first needed to be carried out before electronic tolling of Gauteng’s highways

The best possible solutions needed to be explored for the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Johannesburg on Friday. “There should be no overburdening of poor people with added cost,” Motlanthe

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has made an unusual appeal to the constitutional court in a bid to set aside the high court order halting e-tolling, according to reports on Wednesday. In an affidavit, he warns that SA would face a dark economic future if the order was not set aside urgently. According to

Roads agency Sanral will not appeal against the temporary court order halting e-tolling, it was reported on Tuesday. This has emerged from a letter from Sanral’s lawyers, Beeld newspaper reported. Pieter Conradie, lawyer for the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance, said on

Sanral is still studying a ruling by the high court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt, it said on Wednesday. “Sanral together with the department of transport has noted the judgment handed down by the north Gauteng court,” spokesman Felix Sebata said in a statement. “We respect the judgement

Sanral remained silent on Tuesday over the ruling by the high court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt. On Saturday, Judge Bill Prinsloo granted an urgent interdict to stop the protested tolling project which would have slid into effect on 30 April. Sanral has not responded to the ruling to indicate

Unions and opposition parties at the weekend applauded the decision by the high court in Pretoria to put the controversial e-toll system on hold with immediate effect. Trade federation Cosatu said the decision would allow more time to look at alternative methods of funding road construction and usage. “We hope that the e-toll system will be abandoned forever