NATIONAL NEWS - Minister of transport and public works, Donald Grant, is inviting comment on the proposed 6% increase in licence fees to over 1,7 million vehicle owners in the Western Cape by 15 December.
The draft regulation is now open for public comment for a period of 30 days.
The province relies on vehicle licence fees to: build, upgrade and maintain the provincially-owned road network, assist municipalities to fund the maintenance of their more strategic roads and continue to reduce the maintenance backlog. This has been decreased by 16,2% over the last six years.
Written comments can be submitted to: Head of Department: R Barreiro, Western Cape Government Transport and Public Works, PO Box 2603, Cape Town, 8000.