Title: South Africa: A Users Guide to Tolling

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Government Website

Published: September 24, 2021

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: South Africa

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Transport Core, Transport

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The South African national road network, managed by The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) forms the arteries of the nation that connect major cities, town and developing villages in rural areas of the country. The major benefits of the national road network are economic growth, tourism, social development and the creation of economic opportunities.  

Toll road operations can be divided into two parts – those managed and funded by SANRAL and the toll roads which are wholly funded by private companies. SANRAL’s toll road network is supported by funds raised from capital money markets by issuing bonds and raising loans.  

Tolling is an equitable method for a motorist to pay only for the section of road used referred to as the “user‐pay” principle.

SANRAL’s approach is one of the most advanced systems in the world which enables the individual design of each road section based on the needs for that particular section of the road.  

Updated: October 25, 2021