Government is allowing the construction firms that colluded on mega-state projects to get off lightly, writes Lloyd Gedye.
Protesters campaigning against e-tolling, led by Cosatu, embarked on a drive-slow that garnered both support and irritation from the public.
The road agency’s woes continue to mount with the ANC itself now divided over e-tolling.
The hot-potato issue of the unpopular gantries is due to be raised at the ANC's Gauteng conference in Pretoria.
The national department of transport has insisted that Gauteng has no authority to review the province's controversial e-tolling system.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has apologised on behalf of government for the evictions in Lwandle but called on the community to work with them.
Toll tariffs will increase by in line with the consumer price index but e-tolls will remain the same until 2015.
Recognising her department's challenges and Sanral's strengths, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the agency to oversee certain roads in SA.
While e-tolling has not yet won support from the likes of Cosatu, it has won over many users, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
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Gauteng motorists owe more than R500-million in overdue fees since the e-tolling system started in December last year.
Outa says there are problems with the e-toll billing system and this could be why Sanral is careful about approaching the courts.
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.
Judgment on whether the e-tolling legislation is unconstitutional and invalid has been postponed for at least two weeks.
The Democratic Alliance's assertion that the e-tolling Bill will affect provincial competencies is incorrect, the high court has heard.
DA leaders have headed to court in Cape Town to start contesting the constitutionality of the e-toll Bill that was passed last year.
Capital expenditure by major state-owned companies has been projected to reach R381.9-billion over the next three years, says the national treasury.