Swartruggens seen differently

The Swartruggens Toll Plaza has unfairly be labelled as the most expensive toll gate in the country. In fact, it is – and it isn’t. It is expensive for occasional road users, but cheap for local ..
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It is better to have paid

Yesterday’s announcement of the implementation of the once-off 60% discount of historic e-toll debt in arrears has been met with some queries and many road users sms’ing and calling to check their debt. “It is important ..
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How the fuel levy works

People need roads but keeping up with demand is not easy. Since the 1990s, SANRAL’s budget from government has not been enough to start any road expansion or new road construction projects. South Africa has the ..
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The fuel levy: A burden on the poor

The fuel levy may seem viable from an administrative view, however, there are issues that are often overlooked about the approach for road funding. The fuel levy is not a designated tax for roads. It is ..
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The route to funding roads

Nazir Alli Everybody agrees – roads are vital. However, building and maintaining them require funding. At this point, disagreement starts. Must they be funded by those using them, or by everyone whether they use them or ..
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How to keep SA roads on track

By Minister Dipuo Peters The prospects for accelerated economic growth in South Africa and the capacity of the country’s infrastructure to support this, will rekindle the debate about how our roads should be financed in the ..
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