According to a report by Netwerk24, the first e-toll test case will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
The report states that the test case will involve the transport company Thandanani Packers & Hauliers, which owes R400 000 in e-toll bills.
The company has stated that it cannot afford e-tolls, and if they were forced to pay this money the business will need to close.
Outa said the case will focus on the overall legality of the e-tolls system and will be used for the main dispute of the overall “legality challenges” to the e-tolls system itself.
The legal team for the supporters of Outa wanted Sanral to suspend enforcement of all other e-toll legal claims against motorists, but Sanral’s team would not agree to this.
“Sanral’s lawyers said a general stay could not be agreed whilst road users were being encouraged not to pay e-tolls,” Outa said.
Sanral added that it would continue to issue a significant number of summonses and proceed with e-toll claims.