The City of Cape Town opposes Sanral plans for tolled highways


The City of Cape Town is vehemently opposing the South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) plan to toll segments of the N1 and N2 in the Western Cape.

In 2015, the High Court in the Cape Town put the brakes on Sanral’s tolling plans, when it ruled in the metro’s favour by setting aside the declaration to toll sections of the highways.

The city had approached the court, accusing Sanral of failing to follow due process when the roads agency decided to toll the N1 and N2 in the Winelands.

Another major issue the city raised was that Sanral had proposed a concession contract that guaranteed payment of R62bn — a cost that will have to be covered by the users of these roads through toll fees, which will be more than three times higher (344%) than the toll fees paid by the users of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

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