South Africa: Cosatu Memorandum on Open Road Tolling
7 March 2012
allAfrica.com - March 7, 2012
To be delivered to representatives of government in every Province
Honourable representatives of government, comrades
We, as representatives of COSATU wish to convey to you our total opposition to the introduction of open road tolling in Gauteng and the planned introduction of the same in other parts of the country including Durban and Cape Town amongst others, for the following reasons:-
1. First and foremost, the tolls will add to the burdens of the poor.
The tolls will put a direct burden on the poor of Gauteng and our country broadly, who will be forced to pay for travelling on the tolled roads.