Makhura said that the new e-tolling panel will solicit proposals on how to find new solutions for funding the province’s road infrastructure.
This will be done in consultation with national government, municipalities and all sectors of the society.
The premier said “they cannot close their eyes to the cries of the sectors of our population who are affected by the cost of travelling across the province”.
“We must all move from the premise that we need good roads in our province to support economy,” he said.
As a result of the controversial project, the ANC in the Gauteng Province registered low support base during the recent national elections held this year.
Justice Project South Africa welcomed the announcement, saying that it is the “first real platform for dialogue on the matter”.
Mandla Nkosi from Pretoria South says, the news will be welcomed to review this “unholy” money making scheme project.
“With the ever increasing petrol where does our government think we will get money to pay for this -etoll? We welcome the review but also the scrapping of it,” says the excited Renee Groenewald from Eldorado Park.