A Gauteng resident learned this week that he was blacklisted for e-toll fees to the tune of R60 000.
As reported by Shaun Smillie The Saturday Star, at least 25 other motorists also received default judgments of unpaid e-tolls fees from the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral).
Outa’s Rudie Heyneke told the publication that Sanral legally has a right to blacklist defaulters, but added that it’s unethical. He explained:
“Legally, they have the right to do this. The problem that we have is that it is not ethical. We are in the advanced stages of a test case that is testing the lawfulness of the e-toll scheme.”
Another concern, Heyneke remarks, is that the e-Natis system used to obtain a motorist’s details is not always a reliable source of data. The system is riddled with incorrect addresses, names and vehicle details.
This leads to motorists not being aware or informed when a summons is issued against them. As in t