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28 April 2017
                       
 
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05 Apr 2017
 
 
OUTA: OUTA calls off test with SANRAL to advance public's fight to end e-tolls
STATEMENT
After months of trying to get the e-toll test case underway, OUTA has instructed its lawyers to cancel further “test case” engagements with SANRAL, so as to speed up the process of bringing the...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
OUTA: SANRAL’s e-toll default judgment is misleading and dangerous
STATEMENT
Following recent announcements by SANRAL that a high court judgment has been achieved against an e-toll defaulter, OUTA would like to set the record straight and to dispel the misinformation and...
 
 
19 Mar 2017
 
SANRAL: E-toll debt: pay up, as the court paves the way
STATEMENT
“SANRAL welcomes the high court judgement in Pretoria for the non-payment of e-tolls. The agency has a duty in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulations, to collect...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
OUTA: SANRAL’s default judgement is deceptive and not a precedent
STATEMENT
In response to media reports circulating that the first default judgement for the non-payment of e-tolls has taken place, OUTA points out that this judgment has nothing to do with the legality of...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
Gauteng premier must stop provincial fleet’s e-toll payment – OUTA
ROADS
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday said the Gauteng Premier David Makhura, who has admitted the e-toll project was a mistake, should stop such payments for his provincial fleet....
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
OUTA: Wayne Duvenage on stronger action from Premier over failed e-tolls
STATEMENT
On Monday, Premier Davis Makhura indicated in his state of the Province address, that the e-Toll system has not gone according to plan, when he said; “I must admit publicly, as I did last year,...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Outa welcomes Concourt ruling on Western Cape toll roads
ROADS
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Monday welcomed a Constitutional Court ruling that prevents the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) from tolling certain highways in the...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
OUTA: SANRAL's decision on e-toll criminal charges whilst OUTA test case unfolds is wrong
STATEMENT
The SANRAL CEO, Mr. Skhumbuzo Macozoma, issued a statement threatening to lay criminal charges against selected members of the public – probably big companies – who have not paid their e-tolls. In...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
OUTA: Gauteng freeways inflated by R9,6bn: Ministers urged to investigate
STATEMENT
A year ago in February 2016, OUTA released a position paper wherein it benchmarked the cost of SANRAL’s Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) to that of a number of international case studies....
 
 
19 Oct 2016
 
OUTA: OUTA raises serious concerns over Sanral’s 2016 financial statements
STATEMENT
Sanral’s annual report for 2016, released last week, is replete with errors, misrepresentation and an astonishing disregard for sound accounting practice and the intelligence of Gauteng motorists,...
 
 
18 Oct 2016
 
Here’s how Gordhan can ease fiscal pressure in mini budget
BUDGET
One way Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan can ease the country’s fiscal pressure is by halting the proposed Wild Coast N2 highway in the Eastern Cape, which could cost over R8-billion to construct....
 
 
12 Oct 2016
 
OUTA: OUTA concerned about AG's report on SANRAL
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) commends the recent initiative of a transformative agreement between the construction industry and Government. While we hope this will now eradicate...
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
OUTA: Mantashe's e-toll comments a farce
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) finds comments made yesterday about revisiting the e-toll decision by the ANC Secretary General, Mr Gwede Mantashe, as disingenuous and farcical. "This...
 
 
Don't believe ANC critics on higher education - Mantashe
EDUCATION
The African National Congress's (ANC’s) critics are creating the impression that the party has done nothing to improve access to higher education, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
OUTA: OUTA hopes new CEO will rectify SANRAL's plight
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes the appointment of Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma as the CEO of Sanral and wishes him every success in his new role as head of the organization, which...
 
 
 
                       
 
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