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How do e-tolls affect people travelling in gauteng?

Summary

E-tolls have been around for almost 6 years and have been an issue to many South Africans since 2013. Marches such as the Anti-etolls march and many other events have been held in order to “scrap” the E-tolls but they have been unsuccessful in doing so. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says that there is no way that E-tolls are going to be scrapped. 6 December 2018 Premier David Makhura was quite alarmed by the march at his Joburg office by DA supporters regarding the scrapping of the E-tolls. He then goes on to say that he agrees with the fact that E-tolls should be scrapped because they are causing many people of Gauteng who are using the roads of Gauteng.

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Value

This source has value on my Topic because it does not only speak around one topic but other issues that are relating to E-tolls and the Gauteng province in general. The information in this article is also of recent matters of E-tolls in Gauteng.

Reliability

This source is reliable because the Author of this source included evidence and quoted direct words of David Makhura and also included different Media platforms that made his research and article believable and reliable for use and also reliable for my research question.

Limitations

In this source the limitations or issues that are not spoken about are the Author does not have any input from DA members about the matter of E-tolls and was the only limitation or lack of information that was not given in the article.

Relevance to the topic

This source is relevant to my topic because it links to the issues that are faced in Gauteng with E-tolls and also the interviews that Premier Makhura had are quoted and shown and also the author included the different media advertising platforms in his/her findings.

Source 2: Name of Source

reporter, C. (2019). ANC Gauteng People’s March against e-tolls ‘another election ploy’ – DA. [online] The Citizen. Available at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/2030791/anc-gauteng-peoples-march-against-e-tolls-another-election-ploy-da/ [Accessed 26 Jan. 2019].

Summary

“The DA’s Solly Msimanga says it is ironic that the ANC is marching against its own government which implemented e-tolls in the first place.” The money collected from te E-tolls is not all going to fixing the roads of Gauteng. Almost 7% of the E-toll money goes to Sanral(South African National Road Limited) and 93% going to fixing the roads of Gauteng. The ANC are trying to help “scrap” the E-tolls yet their Gauteng leaders are the ones who implemented the issue in 2013.

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Value

This source has put value in my topic because it does not only focus on the Main topic being about E-tolls in Gauteng but also the different parties that are involved in making or helping make the E-tolls hopefully disappear. E-tolls are a big matter and problem especially for the ANC because their leader in 2013(Former President Jacob Zuma) implemented the E-tolls and they were created to better the roads of South Africa but it has not been successful and has become an ongoing issue in the eyes of many South Africans and also people living in Gauteng.

Reliability

This source that i have chosen is reliable because the writer/author of this as put in Stats which made it seem as if he/she has put time and effort into doing the research of this specific topic.

Limitations

The Limitations in this source would be that he/she did not add in as much information about “how E-tolls affect the people driving/travelling in Gauteng”. The other restriction would be that the writer did not add in links of other sites corresponding with his/her article and that would have also helped to see more views and stories relating to his or her’s article.

Relevance to the topic

This source is relevant to my topic because it brings up more issues as discussed in the ‘Summary’. It is also relevant because the information given and told is broad and it is not only dealing with one issue but also more relatable and relevant topics.

Source 3: Name of Source

MAILOVICH, C. (2019). President tackles e-toll impasse again. [online] BusinessDay. Available at: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2018-04-05-gauteng-premier-tells-motorists-not-to-worry-about-e-tolls-and-licences/ [Accessed 26 Jan. 2019].

Summary

In 2017 motorists who had not paid their E-Tolls owed billions of Rands as President Cyril Ramaphosa said. This article furthur says that E-tolls were a big failure and a new plan for the roads should be put in place and this old E-toll headache should be removed. Something is being done about this issue of E-tolls.

Value

This source has many different sides of the story and it puts value on this research topic. It discusses costs and stats and solution to deal with this matter of E-tolls for motorists in Gauteng. In this source it is also discussed that E-tolls should be replaced with a better plan on fixing the broken and dangerous roads of Gauteng and it really opens an eye on the research topic and brings in more information that was not discussed in the other previous 2 sources

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Reliability

This source seems reliable because of all the research that seems to have been done and also the quotations of conversations with people. This source also includes events that have actually happened and that makes this source/ article and also writer reliable.

Limitations

The Limitations in this source would be that he/she did not add in as much information about “how E-tolls affect the people driving/travelling in Gauteng”. The other restriction would be that the writer did not add in links of other sites corresponding with his/her article and that would have also helped to see more views and stories relating to his or her’s article.

Relevance to the topic

This source is relevant to my topic because it has many different elements to it. There are many stats and meeting ‘minutes’ given that make me as a researcher understand what is actually going on more around Gauteng but also in South Africa as a whole. This source is also very broad with information.

Source 4: Name of Source

Dlamini, P. (2019). E-tolls are leading Gauteng into a bumpy ride. [online] Available at: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-12-21-e-tolls-are-leading-gauteng-into-a-bumpy-ride/ [Accessed 26 Jan. 2019].

Summary

“If we want a road transport infrastructure that works, we need to pay our tolls”,” is what Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said at the medium-term budget speech. This was very shocking and upsetting to many South Africans. This then lead to David Makhura in retaliation of that statement he decided to lead a march to the union buildings to show that these E-tolls are becoming a problem for Gauteng motorists and it is something that should not stay.

Value

This source adds value to my topic because it is relevant and reliable and it relates alot to my topic and all the issues faced by Gauteng motorists and it is a clear indication that E-tolls are not wanted and people of Gauteng and also South Africa still are not understanding why they are still here since they are of no value. This country has got money to fix the roads of Gauteng because of the amount of Tax paid every month to the government.

Reliability

This source is reliable because inside of the source there are links to other websites relating to the same issues and story. This shows that the author’s work is reliable and he is well informed about the situation and matter about the E-tolls in Gauteng and also how it is affecting them. The Author provides stats which make the source/ article more real and reliable to the reader/ researcher.

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Limitations

In my view there are no limitations in this source because everything and more that you would be looking for is all there and you would be more that fine reading this source and many more articles that do follow.

Relevance to the topic

This Source is the most relevant to my topic because it the article there are links to other websites with all the information that is related to my topic and also to the topic of the writer which is really helpful in actually knowing more and more about the situation of E-tolls and how they are affecting the motorists of Gauteng.

Conclusion

In conclusion i would like to openly say that E-tolls should be scrapped and that should have happened a long time ago South Africa’s government is paid a large sum of money every month from taxes paid by the working class. Instead of paying and fixing the roads the money is used on other materialistic products and objects that do not lay a role in building and making Gauteng and even South Africa a better country but are making it a more corrupt and non friendly environment. Sanral and the e-toll CEO must/ actually should work together in fixing and coming up with a better plan for the E-tolls or just scrap them and come up with a new idea to fix these roads.

The gap or one limitation that the sources did not give or provide were that they did not show the intensity of how actually E-tolls are affecting people and not only Gauteng but also the people that are living in Gauteng and that would be one aspect that should have been discussed and not hidden away because sooner or later people will end up finding out the truth.

All in all this research that i have done has made me understand more about E-tolls and how they are affecting Gauteng and also South Africa.

Methodology

The other types of research that would be done would be sending out surveys to people who travel in Gauteng and experience the E-tolls and how they have affected them. This would help my research because i would actually be the one experiencing and hearing other people’s points of views.

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