Hope for Gauteng: Report indicates proposal for e-tolls to be scrapped

Hope for Gauteng: Report indicates proposal for e-tolls to be scrapped

Gauteng’s e-tolls could possibly be either scrapped altogether or motorists offered a 70% discount on the current fees - this is according to a recent report. However, no confirmation has been given by the government.

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According to TimesLIVE, a recent report by City Press gives Gauteng drivers new hope regarding e-tolls.

The report indicates that e-tolls could possibly be scrapped, or fines dropped by up to 70%.

This will be welcomed the many drivers who, according to a survey, would not even consider paying e-tolls.

As Briefly.co.za reported, majority of those surveyed added that they viewed the system as corrupt.

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Seven proposals were put forward by a team that was established by President Ramaphosa to find a solution to the e-tolls problem in Gauteng.

However, a report by jacaranda fm claims the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng said the African National Congress (ANC) in the province wants to raise income tax in order to pay for e-tolls.

For now, it's all up in the air and the government is expected to make official statements as soon as everything has been settled.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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