E-tolls shouldn’t be an added burden to GP tax payers: Outa

SABC News reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said Gauteng citizens are already tax burdened and should not be taxed further with the e-tolls. This comes after Finance Minister announced, in his Medium Term Budget policy statement on Wednesday that the Gauteng e-tolls are here to stay adding that South Africa needs to build a culture of payment.

Outa’s Wayne Duvenage says, “The minister keeps singing this tune that e-tolls is an efficient user-pays scheme. Our simple response is that if it is efficient, they would be at 90% compliant. It is down to 20% compliance now. It is very inefficient, it is not a fair scheme because Gauteng citizens are paying their fuel levy, their taxes and they should not be burdened with another tax on top of that. Sanity has to prevail at some stage added Duvenage.

by  Tshepo Phagane


Gordhan to release Special Paper on Eskom

eNCA reports that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan is expected to release a Special Paper on Eskom on Tuesday. The document will detail a comprehensive road-map for the struggling state-owned entity. At the same time, the Standing Committee on Appropriations will be briefed by Eskom’s Executive Board.  Last week the Special Appropriations Bill was passed […]