Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan demanded on Friday that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) pay its debt through partial recovery from road users.
Gordhan delivered his budget vote in Parliament a day after cabinet announced it will appeal an interim court order halting e-tolls in Gauteng.
Gordhan reminded members of Parliament that the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project was not funded by government revenue and reiterated government’s commitment to e-tolls.
Gordhan said cabinet will be looking at all mechanisms to support Sanral which he projects will lose R200million a month without e-toll collections.
In April, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria placed the project on hold pending the outcome of a legal review.
The project was due to launch on April 30, before it was postponed to the end of May.
The African National Congress (ANC) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) agreed to the postponement so that alternative funding could be investigated.
The inquiry is expected to get underway in the next few months.