THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LTD
20 September 2012
GOVERNMENT WELCOMES CONSTITUTIONAL COURTíS RULING
Government welcomes the Constitutional Courtís ruling on the appeal of the order made by the North Gauteng High Court on the implementation of the e-toll system on the Gauteng highways.
The ruling reaffirms governmentís conviction that the North Pretoria High Court had erred in its judgement which interferes with policy making, a responsibility of the Executive.
Government respects the right of any member of the public to approach the courts to review its decisions and operations within the countryís legal framework.
Government remains convinced about the appropriateness of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, with the user-pay principle, as part of our countryís investment in road infrastructure and our collective drive to grow the economy. The development of a countryís road infrastructure plays a critical role in building its economy and sustaining its growth by facilitating the movement of goods and services across the country.
Government will study the judgment and make an announcement on the way forward soon.
Enquiries: George Mahlalela 078 894 8516
Department of Transport