In response to the Constitutional Court's lifting of the interdict against the implementation of e-tolling, the civil rights organisation AfriForum called on motorists to still not register for e-tolling.
According to Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, the court's finding does not mean the end of the e-tolling fight. 'The fight is only starting,' said Kriel.
Kriel noted that today's court finding is only about the interdict and that the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance's case still has to be heard; outstanding notices about rates and waivers still have to appear in the government gazette before e-toll can be implemented. AfriForum is ready to fight any unfairness, such as penalty payments included in notices, in court.
Kriel indicated that AfriForum decided not to register any of the organisation's vehicles used for work related trips. 'If enough motorists also do not register out of protest, it will force SANRAL to rethink the cost effectiveness of the e-toll system as a recovery mechanism,' added Kriel.