Are we being taken for a ride?

Are we being taken for a ride?

Tension building over secret toll roads planning.

Sanral plans a slew of new toll roads in the Western Cape and the national roads agency is keen to keep the preferred bidder’s tender details secret. Now a court has ruled that any of the details – information of interest to the already over-taxed motorist, including the proposed toll costs – must be kept under wraps, at least for the moment.

It seems the usual big boys are to get the job, along with a few token accommodations for BEE. They include Basil Read, Group 5 and the French firm Bouygues Travaux Publics – under the umbrella of the Protea Parkways Consortium, which is the preferred bidder for construction of the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Roads.

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