Putting it plain and simple. Etolling of our roads is absolute hogwash, especially the M1 in Johannesburg. Its illegal and all the corporate politics associated to make further money out of public is crap. Bullying tactics of SANRAL and our government have failed so far, and hopefully continue to fail for as long as possible. It’s inevitable that we will have to pay to sit in traffic soon though. However E-tolling can be stopped, say experts.
It did however bring a clever idea to mind. Although we have good national roads, taxi services. Local residents still use private property to access other farms, water, picking of prickly pears and more. They are simply trespassing. When does trespassing become a crime, theft, break in, or even murder. Maintaining my servitude road, and general dirt roads on Ramblers Rest costs time, money and materials.No matter how many measures I put in place to stop this it seems to continue.
I have located three areas on our boundaries that are clearly used by pedestrians. I will be putting up more fencing, adding natural deterrents such as Acacia Trees and Lantana Plants. I have thought many times how to handle trespassers and do not want to resort to violence. So I have decided to etoll. Each pedestrian who insists on using the walkways and dirt roads will be charged monthly fees. This is good for many reasons. I will get a copy of their ID, therefore knowing who using my property. On top of that I will earn a monthly fee that has not been decided for maintaining the access points that are used.