There's still no definite start date, but Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says e-tolling will be up and running before the year is out.
The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will still be implemented this year, but the commencement date for e-tolling has yet to be determined, according to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
She said in a written reply to a parliamentary question that the transport department was awaiting the promulgation of the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill.
The bill is with President Jacob Zuma, who still has to sign it into law, she said.
Zuma was still considering the bill on September 5, according to the presidency.
"Once he has made a decision, the president will inform Parliament and the public," presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said at the time.
Several political parties, trade union federation Cosatu and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) have challenged the e-tolls.
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said in April that it would begin e-tolling on Gauteng's roads within two months.
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria had granted Outa an interdict a year earlier approving a full judicial review before electronic tolling could be put into effect.
The interdict prevented Sanral from levying or collecting e-tolls, pending the outcome of a review. Sanral and the national treasury appealed the court order.
The Constitutional Court set aside the interim order in September last year and the North Gauteng High Court dismissed Outa's application in December to scrap e-tolling.
The court granted Outa leave on January 25 to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The appeal is expected to be heard this month. – Sapa