My 2 Cents on the Ridiculous Pro E-Toll SANRAL Adverts

We live in a crazy world. Miley Cirus Twerks at the MTV Video Music Awards and she gets more attention than the threat of World War 3 breaking out in the Middle East and despite opposition from OUTA and the Democratic Alliance SANRAL is still continuing their quest of trying to convince the South African public that E-Tolling is the way to go.

The latest attempt to convince us that E-tolling is the only way to go happened on Sunday. SANRAL published Pro E-Tolling adverts in SA’s Sunday newspapers.  The first advert below contradicts the claims against SANRAL that the bulk of the fees will go towards the cost of collecting them. The second advert claims that a fuel levy increase is not the answer and the third one claims that the prices of goods will not increase when E-Tolling is implemented.

SANRAL Ad 01

SANRAL Ad 02

SANRAL Ad 03

I don’t know about you guys and girls, but I’m not convinced and I don’t think anyone who has a brain is. I’m still leaning towards that the fact they funded this project out of the Pension Fund and that it cost R17 billion and that they’re looking at ways to coin it because everyone didn’t way to submit themselves to be slaves to this ridiculous scheme in the first place.

In my opinion, SANRAL is simply insulting the South African public’s intellect. How stupid do they think we are?

Even though logic tells us that collecting E-Tolls will cost them millions, that goods will cost a lot more if E-tolling is implemented (because everything in Gauteng that we eat, drink or legally smoke is transported by trucks) and that a fuel levy will ultimately solve this problem (even though we’d be stuck with blue lights decorating the highways of Gauteng) SANRAL actually wants us to believe this ridiculous excuse for advertising because “we have to take their word for it”. I’m sorry, but the last time I checked I was not living in George Orwell’s 1984. I am a human being capable of rational thought, capable of formulating my own opinions and fully aware that I should trust my gut (cause it’s usually right).

For more in depth facts about how these adverts are misleading, read this article on Business Tech. What is your take about these SANRAL adverts? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here. Spread the word about these ridiculous adverts. Share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.

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