The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) would like to inform motorists, particularly in the KwaZulu-Natal province, about the closure of the fuel station known as Hayfields Engen, situated at 101 New England Road, Pietermaritzburg.

This follows an eviction order granted on 8 December by the Constitutional Court against Archiways Skye (Pty) Ltd (trading as Engen Hayfields Service Station) in favour of SANRAL. SANRAL is the owner of the property and had concluded an agreement of lease with Archiways Skye (Pty) Ltd in terms of which it leased the premises to Archiways. Archiways breached the agreement of lease by failing to pay rental due over an extended period of time.

Motorists are warned to plan their refuelling needs accordingly, specifically taking into consideration that as of Thursday 14 December 2023, Engen Hayfields will no longer be pumping fuel. SANRAL regrets the inconvenience caused to motorists and to the community around Hayfields.

SANRAL intends reopening the fuel station in the near future, once all relevant processes and approvals have been concluded. There are a number of sub-tenants on the premises which had an agreement with Archiways and SANRAL has given these a reprieve to continue operating under new lease agreements directly with the roads agency.