30 April 2012
CGCSA notes the decision of Judge Prinsloo
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has noted the decision of the High Court to grant the urgent interdict brought by Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) against SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL).
The CGCSA’s 12,000 member companies in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing & logistics supply chain environment within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, are one of the industries which will be most impacted should e-tolling come into effect. Currently member’s transportation costs already make up between 20% and 30% of their expenses and should the e-tolls be implemented at the current rates proposed by SANRAL, we could possibly see the closure of many smaller businesses and a potential loss of jobs in the sector.