The Cape Chamber of Commerce
said the judgement regarding the N1/N2 Winelands toll roads project is a
victory for transparency and the public of the Western Cape.
On Monday the Western Cape
High Court set aside a ruling that ensured details surrounding the tolling
project were kept out of the public domain.
Back in 2013 the City of Cape
was granted an interim interdict allowing for the blocking of the project,
pending a full review in court.
Cape Chamber President Janine
Myburgh said this is a victory for transparency and the public of the Western
Cape are indebted to the Council for the determined way it perused this case in
the public interest.
Myburgh said these secrets
reveal that he whole public consultation process was a sham as no meaningful
comment was possible without the knowledge we now have.
“We have pointed out before
that not a single institution in the Western Cape supported the tolling of
these roads but all objections were swept away allowing the views to the
consortium and SANRAL to prevail” Myburgh added.
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