Pretoria, 27 October 2021 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has noted with concern allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA), to the effect that SANRAL’s City Power electricity account is in arrears.
SANRAL wishes to state that the allegations made by the DA are untrue.
SANRAL currently holds multiple accounts with the City Power, billed through the City of Johannesburg. Occasionally, discrepancies are encountered within our multiple accounts. This means that at times certain infrastructure accounts will be in credit or debit due to the municipal verification processes and billing cycles. Such discrepancies are continuously monitored, managed and resolved as the need arises.
SANRAL is in constant communication with City Power and has never failed to honour its responsibilities towards the entity.
As a responsible state-owned entity, SANRAL subscribes to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), and all outstanding accounts are therefore managed within the framework of the Act.
SANRAL has ensured and will continue to ensure that the funds allocated to it by government and received from those road users that are paying their e-toll accounts, are spent in a responsible manner, as prescribed by the PFMA.