Gauteng E-toll system

One of the main concerns with transporters foreign to South Africa, is that the tolls have to be paid in South African Rands.

At this time, there doesn’t seem to be a facility to pay in other currencies.

There are ongoing negotiations with the Department of Transport, to try and resolve this matter.

At present, foreign vehicles’ number plates are being read by the gantries, but their owners are not being invoiced.

This means that vehicles foreign to South Africa are ostensibly using the upgraded freeways for no charge.

However, transporters should be careful.

It is suggested by SANRAL, that once a system has been established to charge foreign vehicles, then the outstanding charges will also be invoiced.  These charges will go right back to the start of the system last year.

I will keep you informed of progress on this matter.

Cheers,

Barney Curtis

FESARTA (Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations),

96 Main Road (R55),  Crowthorne, Midrand.  1682

Box 70202, Bryanston.  2021.

South Africa.

E-mail:  barney@fesarta.org

Tel & Fax:  +2711 468 5277

Mobiles – Barney:  +2783 386 8202

– Norman: +2782 718 2969

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