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City vs Sanral tolls battle continues in WC High Court

The City of Cape Town’s legal battle against the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) continues in the Western Cape High Court today.

The City has put in an application against plans by the Sanral to implement a tolling system on sections of the N1 and the N2 highways.

Lawyers for the City say various decision makers (including Minister of Transport and Minister of Environment) were ill-informed when they signed off on the decision to toll.

They further argue that Sanral's board did not approve declaration to toll when it was made in 2008 - the board only approved it in 2014 (on basis of outdated information).

The City has said that the application is not about policy but about the lawfulness of the decisions that have been taken, including looking at alternatives to tolling.

Standing in for presenter Kieno Kammies,Pippa Hudson spoke with EWN reporter Rahima Essop and Chairman of Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) Wayne Duvenage.

The City is very confident in the strength of its case.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Sanral has already failed in Gauteng and given rise to the biggest public defiance and tax revolt that we've had in our new democracy. The City is exposing that the decisions relating to the proposed Winelands toll project haven't been properly considered by the Minister.

Wayne Duvenage, Outa Chairman

Listen to the full conversation, with Pippa Hudson standing in, on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : City vs Sanral tolls battle continues in WC High Court


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