The national department of transport has insisted that Gauteng has no authority to review the province's controversial e-tolling system.
Premier David Makhura says the provincial government is "serious" about assessing the the impact of e-tolls on residents.
The impact of e-tolling since its introduction in December last year should be reviewed in Parliament, says DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.
The roads agency has lashed out at Gauteng Premier David Makhura for impacting investor confidence following a disappointing July bond auction.
Toll tariffs will increase by in line with the consumer price index but e-tolls will remain the same until 2015.
Gauteng motorists owe more than R500-million in overdue fees since the e-tolling system started in December last year.
The Democratic Alliance is set to appeal a judgment handed down by the high court dismissing its challenge of e-tolling's constitutionality.
The bulk of the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project comprises interchanges and upgrades to bridges and tunnels rather than contentious toll gates.
The Democratic Alliance's assertion that the e-tolling Bill will affect provincial competencies is incorrect, the high court has heard.
In her state of the province speech, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says more access to health care has been achieved as residents are healthier.
Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer over R6-million in legal fees, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Concerns voiced by President Jacob Zuma about incorrect billing for e-tolls in Gauteng are being addressed, says Sanral.
E-tolling was supposed to be the definitive incarnation of the user pay principle. Yet, now Sanral faces masses of users who won’t pay, on principle.
The National Consumer Commission says it will take up complaints about e-tolling but has encouraged consumers to not make it their first option.
Sanral has warned motorists of additional costs if they do not pay their e-tolls bills within seven days.
ETC, the company tasked with collecting e-tolls in Gauteng, says its chief operating officer Ben Theron resigned for personal reasons.
But the roads agency's success in recovering e-toll income from users will impact investor sentiment.
Two front page stories in two different papers, in two days on two different issues - quoting me. Not a bad start to the year, writes John GI Clarke.