Dr. Neil Campbell MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Transport

The Democratic Alliance welcomes comments made by the National Consumer Commissioner, Mamodupi Mohlala, that several clauses in the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) contract terms and conditions, are contrary to the Consumer Protection Act.

SANRAL must speedily make their new contract available to all interested and affected parties so that it can be carefully vetted.

The original one sided contract which compromised the toll user and gave SANRAL unwarranted powers, had to be questioned. The DA rose to this challenge, and our position has been vindicated by SANRAL’s amendment of their terms and conditions and the Commissioner’s comments.

While I am satisfied that road users will be less compromised by signing the improved contract, I still advise motorists to not purchase e-tags or register as users, as this is a legitimate form of protest.

This matter is far from over as a legal challenge still needs to be finalised.

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