Bulldozing e-tolls through doesn't mean they'll work: iLIVE
The DA notes that cabinet has approved the gazetting of terms and conditions, including updated tariffs, that will apply to users of the e-tolls in Gauteng. This will launch a 30-day period for public comment, which the government says it will incorporate into its final position.
It unfortunately appears that the government expects only comment on the implementation of e-tolling, rather than whether we need it in the first place.
It's no use sweetening the e-tolls by lowering the tariffs as they can always be raised later.
Public opposition will remain unless the government can show it is genuinely willing to address legitimate concerns by people who feel financially stressed. - Jack Bloom, DA MPL, Gauteng caucus leader
AS IT seems inevitable that e-tolling will come to pass, regardless of the objections and disputes, one rather disturbing parallel occurred to me. If the carrying of this item is a legal requirement, the similarity to the extremely emotionally destructive "dompas" of the past cannot be ignored.
Food for thought?