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SANRAL CEO says preserving jobs is a priority after scrapping of e-tolls

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised that there will be no job losses for employees who work under the e-tolling system.

E-tolls are now a thing of the past after they were officially scrapped at midnight on Thursday.

About 906 people worked as direct employees for the e-tolls project since its inception in 2013. This includes employees at the central operations centre, call centre, satellite facilities along the road, and point of presence at malls.

SANRAL CEO Reginald Demana said they are exploring opportunities to preserve the employees’ jobs.

“The priority is to preserve jobs as the Minister [of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga] has said. We are also talking to Gauteng. They want to use the satellite centres, the mall offices for purposes of other revenue generation and service delivery. We intend really to keep jobs.”

-EWN

In other news – Actress Brenda Ngxoli dumps her spiritual calling as a sangoma

Popular South African actress Brenda Ngxoli has revealed that she has dumped her ancestral calling and is, therefore, no longer practicing as a sangoma.

Brenda Ngxoli

The former The River actress announced in an X post on Thursday, 11 April, that she has dumped her ancestral calling for the Christian faith. The actress said that the birth of her two-year-old daughter, Sky Ngxoli, helped her understand that she was on the wrong path. Read More