... collection of tolls, and seeks to amend the Cross- Border Road Transport Act 4 of 1998, and to empower the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency to collect tolls on behalf of the SA National Roads Agency Limited, Sanral.
We must note that the noncollection of tolls may impact negatively on the ability of the other state-owned enterprises to raise capital for their infrastructure programmes, and thus the need for this law must also be seen in the context of government's plan to fund its envisaged infrastructure programme. In essence, this facilitates the upgrading and development of transport infrastructure and public transport in the Republic.
The responsibility of tolling is a national competency and therefore the legislation that legalised e-tolling is valid. The DA's claim that this legislation was unconstitutional is more a matter of grandstanding than anything else, and was thus summarily dismissed by the High Court. I thank you. [Applause.]