Cosatu has begun their protest marches against e-tolling in Gauteng. This initiative by Cosatu members has gained massive support and has caused chaos with the public transport sector. ( http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/widespread-support-for-e-toll-protests-1.1250396 )
My office assistant was stoned this morning while running for cover – she has injured her back but managed to find a taxi. We will be driving her home tonight to ensure that she arrives in Inanda safely.
The new Gauteng/JHB e-Tolling system threatens to raise monthly expenses to an absurd level, threatening SMME's and Entrepreneurs alike. The raise in expenditure per person travelling is between R500 – R1000 a month, this will push up all transport costs, which will have a knockdown effect on things like food prices and bus fares/tax fares. The ruling body of South Africa has remained suspiciously quiet about the matter. (http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/why-is-anc-so-silent-on-e-tolling-1.1250582 )
Visit the e-Toll website and learn more about how this system can and will affect you, whether you live in Gauteng or not. ( http://www.sanral.co.za/e-toll/ )
For e-Tolling news links: http://www.google.co.za/#q=e+tolling&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=WjdXT9blL8jB0QXQnuy6DQ&ved=0CEsQqAI&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=bd5f54be03667ba9&biw=1366&bih=673
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What are your thoughts on e-Tolling? I personally think that it is absolute rubbish. With the amount of fraudulent activity going on at a Government level in South Africa it is surely just a little more "icing" on top of a very heavily frosted cake (too tempting)
Let me know.