Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) said that after considering a number of issues, it was decided that government would remain committed to a ‘user-pay’ model, showing support for the e-tolling system.
He said motorists needed to leave behind the culture of non-compliance, again imploring road users to pay up.
In a statement following today's meeting,cabinet said that it has resolved that further work needs to be undertaken in answering to the challenges posed by the options identified by the presidential task team.
“The Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has noted the directive of the cabinet on the matter of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which incorporates electronic tolling,” the Ministry of Transport said in a statement.
“Having duly noted the options presented, the cabinet resolved that further work be undertaken in answering to the challenges posed by the options identified. The task team will explore the directives of cabinet, continue engaging stakeholders and report back,” the Ministry of Transport said.
The minister said his department will communicate the details once the process has been finalised.