Johannesburg, South Africa: Premier says Urban E-tolls are unsustainable because it increases the cost of living

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says urban tolling is unsustainable and government has teams working to find a solution to the failed system.

Makhura was speaking at the Alberton Civic Centre in Ekurhuleni where he’s delivered his last State of the Province Address before South Africans head to the polls in May.

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral)’s failed e-tolling project has been in place for over five years now with no clear indication on how the system, with debt exceeding R40 billion, will be financed.

Makhura says it’s clear that the system is not viable.