No decision yet on e-tolls: Transport Ministry

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The Ministry of Transport says there is no decision yet on the future of the e-toll system in Gauteng.

This comes after Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said on SAFM on Thursday morning that a decision has been taken to scrap the provincial e-toll system.

Mamabolo said government is waiting for the decision on the scrapping of e-tolls to be formalised.

Full interview with Mamabolo:

Opposition parties, civil society and African National Congress in Gauteng have long pressured government to do away with the system, as motorists have refused to pay for it.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula last week announced that a decision by government on the future of the e-toll system is imminent.

The e-tolling system was introduced in 2013.

The Transport Ministry statement reads: “We are of the view that the MEC has made it quite clear that what he articulated during the interview is a provincial position of Gauteng, which is not a new matter at all…Our understanding is that this is the position which Gauteng is lobbying the national government to adopt on e-Tolls and we respect that.”


The Gauteng Government has also reiterated its position on e-tolls in anticipation of the imminent announcement by National Government.

In a statement, the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport reiterated its position and emphasised the importance of promptly resolving the issue of the e-tolling system in the province.

Below is the statement: