e-Tolls: “An example of how to cock things up” – economist Dawie Roodt (with input from SANRAL’s Nazir Alli)

e-Toll Tuesday is behind us. Instead of the bang promised, the public’s reaction was cautious. Many of those who can afford to pay are playing wait-and-see, driving on the toll roads without buying their tags. Among them is economist Dawie Roodt who reckons there’s a good chance e-tags are unconstitutional and therefore illegal. So, like OUTA’s … Read more

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After 10 months of silence, predator Brian Joffe opens up on his Adcock ambitions

Ten months ago, Bidvest founder Brian Joffe approached the board of Adcock Ingram with an unsolicited offer to buy two thirds of the business.  Adcock’s shares were then trading around R50.  Joffe’s cash and shares offer was worth R63.  He was rebuffed by the board of directors as being “opportunistic”.  Since then a cash and … Read more

e-Toll Tuesday: Gautengers avoid the must-pay routes causing chaos on suburban roads

e-toll Tuesday has arrived. By all accounts only 30% of road users have bought the required e-tags. Considering the State employs around a third of the workforce, the take-up among private sector citizens has been minimal. We spoke to OUTA’s Wayne Duvenage (see interview below) on CNBC Africa yesterday. He is determined to push the … Read more