According to the Gauteng provincial government, “The Advisory Panel on Socio-economic Impact of E-tolls is making steady progress with its work and will now begin consultations.” The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) gives the lowdown on the call for input from society on the impact of e-tolls.
“‘The Panel’ has requested that any organisation wishing to make a submission should make a request in writing to the Secretary of the E-tolls Advisory Panel, 30 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg, 2107,” Outa points out. “Requests can also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.“
It adds that the panel is scheduled to hold public meetings in Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Sedibeng and West Rand during September. “A notice providing details of the public meetings, and a call for written submissions, will be published on August 31.”
Outa states that it will distribute the whereabouts, dates and times of these public meetings on its website and other social media platforms, in the hope that members of the public, who wish to be heard or to hear the issues, are present and able to give input to the panel.
“We urge the public to take up these invitations and participate in this process, as this is possibly the last open session that society has to express its views on the impact of e-tolls.”