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Many   motorists   are   unsure   of   whether   to   register   for   e-toll or   not   to   register   for   e-toll   in   Gauteng.   Below   is   an   opinion from   an   attorney    concerning   the   e-toll   registration.   Take note    of    the    terms    that    you    will    bind    yourself    to    upon registration as well as advantages and disadvantages. Kindly    note    that    this    is    not    necessarily    an    opinion expressed     by     the     Nethold     Group     but     is     merely intended   to   make   people   aware   of   certain   facts.   It   is each     persons     prerogative     to     register     or     not     to register.    The    attorney    was    not    appointed    by    the Nethold    Group    but    the    opinion    became    known    to Nethold via electronic media.
Botha Attorneys Attorneys at Law/Prokureurs Specializing in Corporate Debt Recovery 56A Shortmarket Street, Newlands, Johannesburg, 2092.  P.O. Box/Posbus 508, Newtown, 2113 Tel:  087 830 2255  Fax/Faks:011 477 0615 DX 281, JHB E-mail: deon@bothaattorneys.co.za Deon Botha (B.Jur LLB) Our Ref: D. Botha/jb/ Ons Verw Your Ref: U Verw: 11th April 2012 E-TOLLING – GENERAL COMMENTS This communication is not a legal opinion in any way whatsoever and only forwarded to yourselves for comment and for further discussion. As   you   are   all   aware,   motorist   in   Gauteng   will   be   paying   “toll   fees”   for   the   use   of   the   new   upgraded   Gauteng   freeways,   to   fund   the   Gauteng   freeway development project. Instead   of   motorist   being   billed   monthly   and   receiving   a   statement   for   the   usage   of   the   E-Toll   roads   and   which   usage   is   linked   to   your   motor   vehicle   license plate   number   (VLN),   Sanral   is   currently   pushing   and   encouraging   motorist   to   rather   purchase   an   E-Tag   and   to   register   as   an   E-Tag   user,   or   to   register   as   a VLN user. In   return   for   purchasing   and   registering   as   a   E-Tag   user   /   VLN   user   they   promise   that   motorists   may    then   qualify   and   be   entitled   to   discounts,   be categorized   as   either   a   E-Tag   user   or   a   registered VLN   user   to   be   entitled   to   discounted   tolls.      Should   you   elect   not   to   register   with   Sanral,   you   will   however not be entitled to any discounts or lower tariffs. At   first   glace   and   when   comparing   the   normal   toll   rates,   to   that   of   the   discounted   toll   rates   when   you   elect   to   register,   the   normal   and   reasonable uninformed motorist would be guided only by the discounts when signing up for registration. After   perusal   of   Sanral   Terms   &   Conditions   however,   and   which   must   be   signed   prior   to   registration,   you   will   immediately   note   that   the   advantages   of registering   as   an   E-Toll   user   is   very   limited   and   comes   with   various   onerous   and   one   sided   terms   and   obligations   favoring   only   Sanral.      Many   clauses   in their   terms   and   conditions   are   being   viewed   by   ourselves   as   well   as   other   institutions   as   being   either   unlawful   or   in   contravention   of   the   Consumer Protection Act.  DISADVANTAGES FOR MOTORISTS WHO ELECT TO REGISTER AS AN E-TAG OR VLN USER 1. The discounts promised, and categorization as a registered E Tag user will not apply to all toll roads. 2. The   onus   is   placed   on   the   registered   E-Toll   user   to   establish   their   user   categorization   and/or   the   tolls   applicable   to   a   specific   E-Toll   road.      The motorist can obtain the information from Sanral website. 3. A   motorist   who   registers   and   thereafter   fails   to   comply   with   any   of   Sanral’s   prescribed   terms   and   conditions,   will   be   deemed   to   be   an   E-Road violator   and   their   account   can   be   referred   to   a   collection   agency   called   Violations   Processing   Centre ”   which   is   a   division   of   Sanral   itself.   (See paragraph 2 of Sanral terms & conditions).  4. Motorist who register will be  billed and will be  liable for toll transactions recorded according to the user VLN or E-Tag. 5. Motorist   who   register   agree   and   understand   that   their   liability   to   incur   toll   when   the   motor   vehicle   passes   a   tolling   point   and   that   the   amount   of toll is calculated with reference to the tolling point and not with reference to the KM traveled before the user reaches the tolling point. 6. Motorist   who   register   are   given   3   payment   options   for   topping   up   their   E   Toll   accounts   namely,   Pre-Paid Accounts,   Manual   Top   Up   Payments, Automatic   Top   Up   Payments,   all   associated   with   the   risk   taking   into   account   that   you   are   contracting   with   a   wholly   owned   State   Company where corruption is at the order of the day. 7. Motorists   who   register   further   agrees   and   undertakes   to   ensure   at   all   times   that   there   is   sufficient   funds   in   the   E-Toll   account   and   should   you   fail to make sufficient payments into your E-Toll account will give Sanral the right to hand over your account to VPC for collection purposes. 8. Motorists who register and who elect to link their E-Toll account to a credit card bank account, debit card further authorizes Sanral to: a. debit the motorists account to fund the E-Toll account for Toll fees incurred when raised; b. undertakes to ensure that sufficient funds are available in the account; c. places the duty on the motorist to notify Sanral of bank account detail changes. 9. A registered motorist undertakes and agrees to settle all E-Toll transactions within any period required by Sanral. 10. Should   the   registered   motorist   fail   to   make   payments   when   required   to   do   so,   Sanral   will   have   the   right   without   notice   to   the   motorists   to suspend the motorist account, to red list the E-Tag and to hand the account over for collection to VPC. 11. The   registered   motorist   further   agrees   that   failure   to   make   payment   in   respect   of   an   E-Toll   transaction   in   terms   of   the   terms   &   conditions   may result in criminal proceedings against themselves. 12. By   registering   the   motorist   agrees   and   understands   that   a   statement   of   charges   will   be   available   on   the   E-Toll   website   for   download   and   that should hardcopies be requested, that Sanral will have the right to charge for furnishing such copies. 13. Registered motorists agree that any payment made to Sanral will be utilized against the oldest charge to the most recent. 14. Registered motorist E-Toll account will be suspended if not used for a period of 12 months and will have to be reactivated. (at a charge). 15. Registered   motorist   agrees   further   that   Sanral   will   not   be   held   responsible   for   any   loss   or   damage   a   motorist   may   suffer   as   a   result   of   incorrect banking details being provided by the user and captured by Sanral except for instances where Sanral or its agent acted with gross negligence. 16. Registered   motorists   agree   to   be   liable   for   additional   fees   and   attorney   charges   which   may   be   incurred   by   Sanral   in   the   collection   of   outstanding E-Toll amounts. 17. Registered   motorists   further   consent   to   the   onerous   provision   that   it   will   be   deemed   that   the   fees   charged   by   Sanral   are   correct   and   the   onus   is placed on the motorist to prove that such charges are incorrect. 18. Registered   motorists   will   not   be   provided   with   a   receipt   when   they   proceed   through   the   tolling   point.     A   tax   invoice   may   however   be   requested but then at the expense of the motorist. 19. By   registering   for   an   E Tag   account   the   onus   is   placed   on   the   motorist   to   change   the   motor   vehicle   details   linked   to   the   E Toll   account   when   you lose   possession   of   the   vehicle   or   where   ownership   in   respect   of   the   vehicle   is   transferred   to   a   third   party.      Failure   to   do   so   will   mean   that   the motorist will remain liable for any E-Toll charges incurred. 20. By   registering   the   motorist   acknowledges   and   accepts   that   by   purchasing   an   E   Tag   and   registering   same   does   not   in   itself   necessary   result   in   a valid passage on an E Toll Road and that you may be prevented by Sanral to continue driving on the E Road. 21. By   registering,   the   motorist   agrees   and   accepts   that   Sanral   will   be   entitled   and   without   notice   to   the   motorist   to   suspend   an   E   Toll   account   and to   Red   List   an   E   Tag,   for   failure   of   any   of   Sanral   terms   &   conditions.      Should   the   motorist   later   prove   that   there   was   no   transgression   of   Sanral terms   &   conditions,   they   will   have   no   claim   against   Sanral   as   in   terms   of   the   agreement   such   claims   are   waived   by   the   motorist   in   favor   of Sanral. 22. Whilst ownership in the E Tag and E Tag holder remains the property of Sanral the risk of loss, theft or damage passes to you upon delivery. 23. By   registering,   the   motorist   irrevocably   authorizes   Sanral   or   its   duly   authorized   agents   to   obtain   from   any   institutions   where   they   may have an account or any credit bureau any information concerning themselves. 24. By   registering   the   motorist   further   acknowledge   and   accepts   that   Sanral   may   unilaterally   update   and   amend   their   terms   &   conditions and that the motorist has consented to such amendments and has agreed to abide by such amended terms & conditions.  25. By   registering   for   an   E   Tag,   the   motorist   is   affording   Sanral   a   blanket   indemnity   for   any   wrong   doing,   loss   or   damage   that   the   motorist   may have suffered by using the E road. 26. A   registered   motorist   further   agrees   to   an   unlawful   provision   in   consenting   to   the   jurisdiction   of   the   Magistrate’s   Court   of   Pretoria   in   respect   of all matters arising out of the terms & conditions. A copy of Sanral terms and conditions is attached hereto for your ease of reference. ADVANTAGES FOR MOTORIST WHO ELECTS NOT TO REGISTER AND RATHER PAY THE NORMAL TOLL RATE TARIFFS 1. Motorist   will   be   billed   for   the   use   of   the   E   Toll,   without   automatically   being   liable   for   such   use,   in   the   event   of   receiving   incorrect   readings from Sanral, theft, cloning of number plates, or the cloning of a motorist personal information etc 2. The onus will be on Sanral to prove that it was the motorist’s vehicle that traveled the recorded distances. 3. Payments will be made and effected by the motorist into a Sanral bank account. 4. Sanral’s collection division (VPC) will have no jurisdiction over non registered motorists. 5. Motorists will be entitled to monthly statements without any charge. 6. Motorists would be entitled to dictate how payments be allocated in respect of Toll road usage. 7. Motorists who do not register would not automatically be liable for additional fees or attorney charges. 8. The onus remains on Sanral to prove that the fees charged and for which the motorist is debited are correct. 9. Until an exemption notice is published motorist will be entitled to a receipt when paying for E Toll road usage. 10. In   the   event   of   a   dispute   with   Sanral   regarding   outstanding   charges,   Sanral   will   not   have   the   right   to   prevent   the   non   registered   motorist   from continued use of the E Toll road. 11. Losses suffered by non registered motorist can be recovered by way of civil action. 12. Sanral will not have the right to have access to any private information of a non registered motorist. 13. Sanral will not have the right to amend any terms & conditions without the motorist agreeing to such amendments. 14. In   the   event   of   litigation,   Sanral   will   have   to   issue   a   civil   Summons   or   proceed   criminally   against   the   motorist   in   terms   of   the   Criminal Procedure Act   and   will   be   forced   to   litigate   against   the   motorist   in   a   Magistrate’s   Court   who   has   jurisdiction   over   that   motorist.   (It   is   unlawful to consent to the jurisdiction of a specific Magistrate’s Court). The   above   comment   is   made   and   must   be   read   in   conjunction   with   various   sections   of   the   National   Credit Act,   and   the   Consumer   Protection Act.      Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact writer hereof. Yours faithfully Deon Botha
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E-Toll Registration
Many   motorists   are   unsure   of   whether   to   register for   e-toll   or   not   to   register   for   e-toll   in   Gauteng. Below   is   an   opinion   from   an   attorney    concerning the   e-toll   registration.   Take   note   of   the   terms   that you   will   bind   yourself   to   upon   registration   as   well as advantages and disadvantages. Kindly    note    that    this    is    not    necessarily    an opinion   expressed   by   the   Nethold   Group   but is   merely   intended   to   make   people   aware   of certain   facts.   It   is   each   persons   prerogative to   register   or   not   to   register.   The   attorney was   not   appointed   by   the   Nethold   Group   but the    opinion    became    known    to    Nethold    via electronic media.
Botha Attorneys Attorneys at Law/Prokureurs Specializing in Corporate Debt Recovery 56A Shortmarket Street, Newlands, Johannesburg, 2092.  P.O. Box/Posbus 508, Newtown, 2113 Tel:  087 830 2255  Fax/Faks:011 477 0615 DX 281, JHB E-mail: deon@bothaattorneys.co.za Deon Botha (B.Jur LLB) Our Ref: D. Botha/jb/ Ons Verw Your Ref: U Verw: 11th April 2012 E-TOLLING – GENERAL COMMENTS This   communication   is   not   a   legal   opinion   in   any   way   whatsoever   and   only forwarded to yourselves for comment and for further discussion. As   you   are   all   aware,   motorist   in   Gauteng   will   be   paying   “toll   fees”   for   the   use of     the     new     upgraded     Gauteng     freeways,     to     fund     the     Gauteng     freeway development project. Instead   of   motorist   being   billed   monthly   and   receiving   a   statement   for   the   usage of   the   E-Toll   roads   and   which   usage   is   linked   to   your   motor   vehicle   license   plate number   (VLN),   Sanral   is   currently   pushing   and   encouraging   motorist   to   rather purchase an E-Tag and to register as an E-Tag user, or to register as a VLN user. In    return    for    purchasing    and    registering    as    a    E-Tag    user    /    VLN    user    they promise    that    motorists    may     then    qualify    and    be    entitled    to    discounts,    be categorized   as   either   a   E-Tag   user   or   a   registered   VLN   user   to   be   entitled   to discounted   tolls.      Should   you   elect   not   to   register   with   Sanral,   you   will   however not be entitled to any discounts or lower tariffs. At    first    glace    and    when    comparing    the    normal    toll    rates,    to    that    of    the discounted    toll    rates    when    you    elect    to    register,    the    normal    and    reasonable uninformed   motorist   would   be   guided   only   by   the   discounts   when   signing   up   for registration. After   perusal   of   Sanral Terms   &   Conditions   however,   and   which   must   be   signed prior    to    registration,    you    will    immediately    note    that    the    advantages    of registering   as   an   E-Toll   user   is   very   limited   and   comes   with   various   onerous   and one   sided   terms   and   obligations   favoring   only   Sanral.      Many   clauses   in   their terms   and   conditions   are   being   viewed   by   ourselves   as   well   as   other   institutions as being either unlawful or in contravention of the Consumer Protection Act.  DISADVANTAGES   FOR   MOTORISTS   WHO   ELECT   TO   REGISTER AS AN E-TAG OR VLN USER 1. The   discounts   promised,   and   categorization   as   a   registered   E   Tag user will not apply to all toll roads. 2. The   onus   is   placed   on   the   registered   E-Toll   user   to   establish   their user   categorization   and/or   the   tolls   applicable   to   a   specific   E-Toll road.  The motorist can obtain the information from Sanral website. 3. A   motorist   who   registers   and   thereafter   fails   to   comply   with   any   of Sanral’s   prescribed   terms   and   conditions,   will   be   deemed   to   be   an   E- Road    violator    and    their    account    can    be    referred    to    a    collection agency   called   Violations   Processing   Centre ”   which   is   a   division of Sanral itself. (See paragraph 2 of Sanral terms & conditions).  4. Motorist    who    register    will    be     billed    and    will    be     liable    for    toll transactions recorded according to the user VLN or E-Tag. 5. Motorist   who   register   agree   and   understand   that   their   liability   to incur   toll   when   the   motor   vehicle   passes   a   tolling   point   and   that   the amount   of   toll   is   calculated   with   reference   to   the   tolling   point   and not   with   reference   to   the   KM   traveled   before   the   user   reaches   the tolling point. 6. Motorist   who   register   are   given   3   payment   options   for   topping   up their   E   Toll   accounts   namely,   Pre-Paid   Accounts,   Manual   Top   Up Payments,   Automatic   Top   Up   Payments,   all   associated   with   the   risk taking   into   account   that   you   are   contracting   with   a   wholly   owned State Company where corruption is at the order of the day. 7. Motorists   who   register   further   agrees   and   undertakes   to   ensure   at   all times   that   there   is   sufficient   funds   in   the   E-Toll   account   and   should you   fail   to   make   sufficient   payments   into   your   E-Toll   account   will give    Sanral    the    right    to    hand    over    your    account    to    VPC    for collection purposes. 8. Motorists   who   register   and   who   elect   to   link   their   E-Toll   account   to a credit card bank account, debit card further authorizes Sanral to: a. debit   the   motorists   account   to   fund   the   E-Toll   account   for   Toll fees incurred when raised; b. undertakes   to   ensure   that   sufficient   funds   are   available   in   the account; c. places   the   duty   on   the   motorist   to   notify   Sanral   of   bank   account detail changes. 9. A    registered    motorist    undertakes    and    agrees    to    settle    all    E-Toll transactions within any period required by Sanral. 10. Should   the   registered   motorist   fail   to   make   payments   when   required to   do   so,   Sanral   will   have   the   right   without   notice   to   the   motorists   to suspend   the   motorist   account,   to   red   list   the   E-Tag   and   to   hand   the account over for collection to VPC. 11. The   registered   motorist   further   agrees   that   failure   to   make   payment in   respect   of   an   E-Toll   transaction   in   terms   of   the   terms   &   conditions may result in criminal proceedings against themselves. 12. By   registering   the   motorist   agrees   and   understands   that   a   statement of   charges   will   be   available   on   the   E-Toll   website   for   download   and that   should   hardcopies   be   requested,   that   Sanral   will   have   the   right to charge for furnishing such copies. 13. Registered   motorists   agree   that   any   payment   made   to   Sanral   will   be utilized against the oldest charge to the most recent. 14. Registered   motorist   E-Toll   account   will   be   suspended   if   not   used   for a period of 12 months and will have to be reactivated. (at a charge). 15. Registered    motorist    agrees    further    that    Sanral    will    not    be    held responsible   for   any   loss   or   damage   a   motorist   may   suffer   as   a   result of   incorrect   banking   details   being   provided   by   the   user   and   captured by   Sanral   except   for   instances   where   Sanral   or   its   agent   acted   with gross negligence. 16. Registered    motorists    agree    to    be    liable    for    additional    fees    and attorney   charges   which   may   be   incurred   by   Sanral   in   the   collection of outstanding E-Toll amounts. 17. Registered   motorists   further   consent   to   the   onerous   provision   that   it will   be   deemed   that   the   fees   charged   by   Sanral   are   correct   and   the onus    is    placed    on    the    motorist    to    prove    that    such    charges    are incorrect. 18. Registered   motorists   will   not   be   provided   with   a   receipt   when   they proceed   through   the   tolling   point.      A   tax   invoice   may   however   be requested but then at the expense of the motorist. 19. By    registering    for    an    E    Tag    account    the    onus    is    placed    on    the motorist   to   change   the   motor   vehicle   details   linked   to   the   E   Toll account   when   you   lose   possession   of   the   vehicle   or   where   ownership in   respect   of   the   vehicle   is   transferred   to   a   third   party.      Failure   to   do so    will    mean    that    the    motorist    will    remain    liable    for    any    E-Toll charges incurred. 20. By    registering    the    motorist    acknowledges    and    accepts    that    by purchasing    an    E    Tag    and    registering    same    does    not    in    itself necessary   result   in   a   valid   passage   on   an   E   Toll   Road   and   that   you may be prevented by Sanral to continue driving on the E Road. 21. By   registering,   the   motorist   agrees   and   accepts   that   Sanral   will   be entitled   and   without   notice   to   the   motorist   to   suspend   an   E   Toll account   and   to   Red   List   an   E   Tag,   for   failure   of   any   of   Sanral   terms &   conditions.      Should   the   motorist   later   prove   that   there   was   no transgression   of   Sanral   terms   &   conditions,   they   will   have   no   claim against   Sanral   as   in   terms   of   the   agreement   such   claims   are   waived by the motorist in favor of Sanral. 22. Whilst    ownership    in    the    E    Tag    and    E    Tag    holder    remains    the property   of   Sanral   the   risk   of   loss,   theft   or   damage   passes   to   you upon delivery. 23. By   registering,   the   motorist   irrevocably   authorizes   Sanral   or   its duly    authorized    agents    to    obtain    from    any    institutions    where they   may   have   an   account   or   any   credit   bureau   any   information concerning themselves. 24. By    registering    the    motorist    further    acknowledge    and    accepts that   Sanral   may   unilaterally   update   and   amend   their   terms   & conditions     and     that     the     motorist     has     consented     to     such amendments   and   has   agreed   to   abide   by   such   amended   terms   & conditions.  25. By    registering    for    an    E    Tag,    the    motorist    is    affording    Sanral    a blanket   indemnity   for   any   wrong   doing,   loss   or   damage   that   the motorist may have suffered by using the E road. 26. A    registered    motorist    further    agrees    to    an    unlawful    provision    in consenting   to   the   jurisdiction   of   the   Magistrate’s   Court   of   Pretoria   in respect of all matters arising out of the terms & conditions. A    copy    of    Sanral    terms    and    conditions    is    attached    hereto    for    your    ease    of reference. ADVANTAGES   FOR   MOTORIST   WHO   ELECTS   NOT   TO   REGISTER AND RATHER PAY THE NORMAL TOLL RATE TARIFFS 1. Motorist     will     be     billed     for     the     use     of     the     E     Toll,     without automatically   being   liable   for   such   use,   in   the   event   of   receiving incorrect   readings   from   Sanral,   theft,   cloning   of   number   plates,   or the cloning of a motorist personal information etc 2. The   onus   will   be   on   Sanral   to   prove   that   it   was   the   motorist’s   vehicle that traveled the recorded distances. 3. Payments   will   be   made   and   effected   by   the   motorist   into   a   Sanral bank account. 4. Sanral’s   collection   division   (VPC)   will   have   no   jurisdiction   over   non registered motorists. 5. Motorists will be entitled to monthly statements without any charge. 6. Motorists   would   be   entitled   to   dictate   how   payments   be   allocated   in respect of Toll road usage. 7. Motorists   who   do   not   register   would   not   automatically   be   liable   for additional fees or attorney charges. 8. The   onus   remains   on   Sanral   to   prove   that   the   fees   charged   and   for which the motorist is debited are correct. 9. Until   an   exemption   notice   is   published   motorist   will   be   entitled   to   a receipt when paying for E Toll road usage. 10. In   the   event   of   a   dispute   with   Sanral   regarding   outstanding   charges, Sanral   will   not   have   the   right   to   prevent   the   non   registered   motorist from continued use of the E Toll road. 11. Losses   suffered   by   non   registered   motorist   can   be   recovered   by   way of civil action. 12. Sanral    will    not    have    the    right    to    have    access    to    any    private information of a non registered motorist. 13. Sanral   will   not   have   the   right   to   amend   any   terms   &   conditions without the motorist agreeing to such amendments. 14. In   the   event   of   litigation,   Sanral   will   have   to   issue   a   civil   Summons or   proceed   criminally   against   the   motorist   in   terms   of   the   Criminal Procedure Act   and   will   be   forced   to   litigate   against   the   motorist   in   a Magistrate’s    Court    who    has    jurisdiction    over    that    motorist.    (It    is unlawful    to    consent    to    the    jurisdiction    of    a    specific    Magistrate’s Court). The   above   comment   is   made   and   must   be   read   in   conjunction   with   various sections   of   the   National   Credit   Act,   and   the   Consumer   Protection   Act.      Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact writer hereof. Yours faithfully Deon Botha
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