The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has welcomed a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASASA), dismissing a complaint regarding a Sanral advert flighted to create awareness around the 60% discount on the new e-tolling dispensation.
“We are pleased with ASASA’s decision to dismiss the complaint,” says Vusi Mona, spokesman for the roads agency.
Mona says the 60% discount is an important next phase of the new dispensation. It has so far brought relief through the implementation of a uniform rate of 30 cents per kilometre for light vehicles, a 50% reduction in the monthly maximum for registered account holders and now for those with outstanding e-toll debt incurred from 3 December 2013 until 31 August 2015. All have been given a six-month period to settle their accounts, or make payment arrangements.