Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cape Chamber of Commerce says N1/N2 Winelands toll judgement a victory for transparency

Oscar Thomas
31 March 2015

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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