Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the terms and conditions – including updated tariffs – that will apply to users of the toll road network in Gauteng.
This comes after the interMinisterial committee (IMC) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) briefed Cabinet on Wednesday. The committee has been holding engagements with stakeholders such as Cosatu, religious leaders and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).
"This launches a 30-day period for public comment, allowing people beyond those groups with whom the IMC has formally consulted to make their input.
"Government will, at the end of 30 days, incorporate this round of public comments and publish its final position after a further 14 days," said acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams in a statement on Thursday.
A media briefing is expected to be held on Friday "for further clarity on the matter".
In September, the Constitutional Court opened the way for the GFIP system to be implemented when it set aside a Pretoria High Court ruling made in April that prevented the system from going ahead, pending a judicial review in November.
This means the South African National Roads Agency Limited and the Department of Transport are legally entitled to begin rolling out the system.
Williams said Cabinet had welcomed the "convergence of thinking on some areas between government and the majority of the stakeholders". She added that Cabinet had paid tribute to the leadership demonstrated by the delegations that met government.