Deputy Speaker, the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, agreed to recognise the Makhura panel on e-tolls with the announcement last year that the SA National Roads Agency and the Department of Transport would make representations to the Gauteng provincial government e-tolls review panel, which they did.
This comes after a vociferous anti-e-tolls campaign by South Africans and civil society organisations, all of whom have been sidelined by Minister Peters. The about-turn by the Minister has come as no surprise, as e- tolling is being poorly implemented, without due process being adhered to.
The Makhura panel has completed its work, and made its report containing its recommendations public in January this year. As recommendations are competencies that fall under her leadership, the Minister must come clean as to whether the recommendations emanating from the Makhura panel will be taken to Parliament, where they belong, for consideration and implementation.
What is the Minister going to do about this report? She can no longer ignore this issue, as it simply won't go away. Thank you.