Have South Africans paid R238-billion in fuel levies in six years? Not if you do the sums.
Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer over R6-million in legal fees, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Sanral has rejected Outa's claim that SA motorists are not purchasing e-tags, saying people have bought more than 1.2-million e-tags.
Outa has insisted that a Parliament committee should look beyond input by Sanral, which is expected to brief the committee on e-tolling.
Outa's press release paints its opposition to paying tolls as a mighty crusade. But there are much more important battles to fight.
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.
E-tolling is not a major issue for the ANC ahead of this year's elections, says the South African National Roads Agency Limited's Nazir Alli.
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.
Cosatu seems confident that civil disobedience will prevent the success of e-tolling, despite its offical launch on Tuesday.
The electronic tolling system on Gauteng's highways is expected to go live at midnight on Monday.
The DA plans to constitutionally challenge e-tolls in the high court, claiming the Bill was incorrectly tagged.
Outa says the e-tolling saga has caused Jacob Zuma to miss out on a chance to show the country what consultation and participation actually means.
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has reached the inevitable end of the road in the Jo'burg and Pretoria e-tolling saga.
Outa says it is too "constrained by shortages of funds" to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal's dismissal of its challenge to e-tolls.
Parliament's transport portfolio committee says Cosatu and Outa's call for motorists not to pay for e-tolls in Gauteng defies the Constitution.
Cabinet says it has faith that the public will abide by the law and buy e-tags, calling on Gauteng's inhabitants to "demonstrate good citizenship".
The DA, FF+, Cosatu and the AA have been left disappointed by a court ruling that has dismissed Outa's challenge to e-tolling on Gauteng's highways.
Outa says it thought President Jacob Zuma would take more time to make a decision about signing the Bill that has given e-tolling the go-ahead.
President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, giving the go-ahead to e-tolling in Gauteng.