You can’t renew car license discs without paying your e-tolls


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that outstanding e-toll fees will be linked to the license renewal system.

Outstanding e-toll fees will be linked to the license renewal system, and road users will have to settle their bills with Sanral before new license discs will be issued.

This is according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who announced massive e-toll discounts on 19 May.

All current outstanding e-toll bills will be discounted by 60%, with road users given six months to pay these off, he added.

The new discounts will apply whether motorists have an e-tag or not.

Ramaphosa says there will be a single reduced tariff of 30 cents per kilometre and this will apply for all motorists. This is a 50 percent reduction and applies to light motor vehicles.

“If a person was paying R450 they will now pay R225 per month. All users who do not pay tolls in the required 30 days will have to pay double. This will be capped.”

To ensure compliance, motorists will have to pay their toll bills before renewing their car licenses.

Users will also benefit from 30 free gantry passes a year.

Public transport, including buses and taxis which have permits, will remain exempted.

Ramaphosa says the new dispensation will be implemented in phases, with a revised cap to be implemented in the next two to three months.