E-tolls to end on Friday, but users must pay what they owe

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Government has confirmed that e-tolls will officially be scrapped by the end of this week.  The decision came following an agreement between the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), the Gauteng Provincial Government and the National Treasury.

Government has further emphasised that while e-tolls will soon be a distant memory, road users with outstanding e-tolling debt are still obliged to settle that debt.

Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga addressed a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday.

“From the 12th of April 2024, road users will no longer be charged for the use of the e-toll network. This means that after midnight tomorrow, e-tolls will no longer exist in South Africa.  However, the roads that formed part of this scheme will remain national roads.  It has been a long process that started in December 2013 after we upgraded parts of the national roads in Gauteng.”

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has been vocal about the scrapping of e-tolls.

In the video below, Chief Executive Officer at OUTA, Wayne Duvenage, reacts to the news of the e-tolls scrapping: