- South Africa's petrol prices are set to decrease in early December, just in time for the festive season
- Petrol, diesel, paraffin and other essential fuels will be a bit more affordable following a previous decrease
- Online users discussed the fuel prices decrease, with many discussing their concerns about the future
Fuel on the decrease in South Africa
5 December 2023 is the best time for car owners to fill up. eNCA reported that petrol costs 65 cents less. Diesel will be R2.35 and R2.41 lesss.
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Illuminating paraffin will be R1.71. less and LP Gas will be R1.67 less.
SA discusses fuel decrease
Despite the good news, many netizens did not feel like there was a reason to celebrate. Some predicted that fuel prices would hike up soon.
Xolani Kenneth Kumalo said:
"Buying a affordable car even if it's cheap can cost you R2 million."
Kelly Mamgcina wrote:
"Senzani nge 65c kanene, cant even buy sweets."
Letsoapo Fobo commented:
"Some of the factors that influence the basic fuel price is rand/dollar exchange rate so the high price we're paying for petrol might also be as the results of the currency manipulation."
Pulane Mabea added:
"I see an insane increase looming in January."
Other netizens appreciated the news:
Pryzstojny Mathebula added:
Xolani Kenneth Kumalo
"I can live without patrol. But world is dependent on petrol."
SA's fuel decrease started in November
Briefly News reported that fuel decreased on 1 November 2023. The latest decrease is the second win in a row.
Couple buys R240k electric car to beat petrol prices
The price of fuel is crazy! People are considering riding bicycles to work even if it takes them hours. However, this car is a no from most, lol.
TikTok user @tyson_maairtime shared a video showing the electric car reveal to the proud new owners. There, sitting under a red cloth with a blue bow, sat the R240 000 electric car.
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Source: Briefly News