The new toll fees, effective 1 March 2019, will mean that frequent travellers on most toll roads will pay around 4.8% more than they did in 2018. It has been reported that with this expected toll increase, it is likely to cost a road user around R242 to travel from Johannesburg to Durban, and of course, this increase will affect all major road routes in the country.
Toll figures and increases around the country may vary given that the Department of Transport can set road and toll fees. However, unfortunately for Gauteng residents, this doesn’t hold true. Notably, roads in Gauteng are aligned with the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GIPF) – best known as the e-toll system. As a result, the proposed increases have been made in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which come into effect on 1 March 2019. So, we encourage motorists to brace themselves.