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“The Public are Being Taken for Fools” – Wayne Duvenage on New E-Tolls Tariffs

The E-Tolls SagaWayne Duvenage says there is “no meaningful change” in the new e-toll tariffs gazetted by the government recently.

Duvenage is the chairperson of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) and the author of the newly released book The E-Tolls Saga: A Journey from CEO to Civil Activist.

He says the e-tolls system remains “administratively cumbersome”, and believes the alternate rate is “still grossly punitive at 300% higher than the e-tag rate”.

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Contrary to government’s claims of a 50% reduction in the tariff, the e-tag tariff remains unchanged at 30c per kilometer. Furthermore, just as it was in the past, the ability to enjoy the 30c e-tag rate (now with a 30-day grace period), comes with conditions that require registration of vehicle and / or e-tag details with the e-toll system. “SANRAL have simply painted a new coat over the same rusty broken vehicle and tried to sell it as a new car. The public are being taken for fools by this attempted morass of smoke and mirrors,” says Duvenage.

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