SA’ers are also soon paying more in tolls

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South Africans will pay slightly more for tolls on the country’s national roads from 1 March.

Sanral said in a statement last weekend that tolls will increase by 6.25% in the new financial year. This is slightly less than last year’s increase of 6.5%.

These rates are adjusted annually, in line with the consumer price index. Vusi Mona, Sanral’s general manager for communications, said that while the institution recognizes that many South Africans are under economic pressure, revenue from tolls is needed to maintain the country’s roads, as well as pay off debt incurred to introducing new toll road projects.

Sanral still owed a cool R47 billion at the end of 2022.

“The funds make a good contribution to ensure that Sanral fulfills its mandate to deliver quality road infrastructure, which adds value to South Africans’ lives,” said Mona.

He also said that the national road network is part of key economic infrastructure, which is essential for the provision of basic services such as electricity, water, sanitation and public transport. “So it had to be strong and comprehensive enough to meet industrial, commercial and domestic needs.”