The advisory panel which assessed the economic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng handed over its report to premier David Makhura on Sunday.

Handing over the report the panel’s chairperson Professor Muxe Nkondo thanked the provincial government for putting its “trust and confidence” in the panel.

“We are very humbled,” he said.

Nkondo handed over a file to Makhura as well as all the submissions made during the review process.

The panel, which sat in Pretoria, was appointed by Makhura in July to examine the economic and social impact of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and the e-tolling system set up to fund it.

Makhura on Sunday said the provincial government would study the report “seriously” and it would be tabled in the provincial legislature.

He could not give details of what was in the report.

“We will consult with municipalities and national government once we have arrived at our own decision [on the report],” he said.

“We take the work of the panel very seriously. The work of the panel was not a waste of time.”

Makhura said a decision on the way forward would be made early next year.