The toll road concessionaire, Bakwena, who operates the N1N4 highway from Pretoria North to Bela Bela and Rustenburg/Botswana, rewarded nine randomly selected Bakwena e-tag users on its 11th anniversary Tuesday, 28 August. Nine prizes, to the value of almost R90 000, were presented.
Some of the winners have been using the automated e-tag lanes since they became available in 2001, while others received their tag as recently as this year. First prize winners of R25 000 in cash:
Tobius Johannes Kruger
Second prize winners of six months’ free toll on Bakwena routes:
Sonja du Toit
Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mntungwa
Third prize winners of six months’ free stolen vehicle recovery services:
It was a general consensus among the winners that the e-tag has only been beneficial: some get to work earlier, others better manage multiple-vehicle toll accounts, while the rest simply enjoy being able to bypass the tollgate queues. Bakwena Project Manager, Liam Clarke said: “We want to make using e-tags as beneficial to commuters as possible, and rewarding them with this prize giving is just one way of doing that. We also hope this will encourage more drivers to get their e-tags, and benefit from faster toll service.”