- The fuel levy cut will fall away on Wednesday, 6 July and motorists will end up paying more than R25 a litre
- The petrol price for 93 Unleaded will increase by R2.37, and 95 Unleaded will rise by R2.57 per litre
- The price of diesel will see an increase of R2.31 for 0.05% sulphur and R2.30 for 0.005% sulphur a litre
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JOHANNESBURG - South African motorists can expect more bad news as the fuel levy cut will fall away on Wednesday, 6 July.
The price of petrol for 93 Unleaded will increase by R2.37, and 95 Unleaded will rise by R2.57 per litre. The diesel price will increase by R2.31 for 0.05% sulphur and R2.30 for 0.005% sulphur a litre.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy made the announcement. According to Fin24, in inland provinces, motorists could pay R26.31 for 93 Unleaded and R26.74 for 95 Unleaded.
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In coastal provinces, motorists could pay R25.66 for 93 Unleaded and R25.99 for 95 Unleaded. The government will reduce the relief to R0.75. The Central Energy Fund said the temporary relief would be withdrawn from Wednesday, 3 August.
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Mybroadband reported that the Fuel Levy in the price structure of petrol and diesel would therefore amount to 319.0 c/l and 305.0 c/l respectively in the price structure of petrol and diesel.
South Africans are irate with the fuel price increase:
“Crime is fed by poverty. Who can survive like this? No electricity, fuel too expensive and we have to run generators AND cars because our business can't run any other way...... we are doomed as a people.”
“It's not a local issue, but we should be demanding better and safer public transport like other countries make use of.”
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“This country is sinking so far down its potholes... Soon there will be nothing left of SA.”
“What sin have we committed to being punished like this mare.”
“And there goes the economy.”
“It’s going to kill us.”
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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported the price of fuel could see a major hike by Wednesday 1 June and has left citizens reeling. South Africans could end up paying as much as R3.92 extra for a litre of 95 unleaded petrol, 93 unleaded petrol would be R3.81 more expensive and R2.50 extra a litre for diesel.
The drastic increase is due to the government putting an end to the levy cut that was implemented in April to soften the blow of the already high fuel prices. The fuel levy of R1.50 is set to be reintroduced to the price of fuel and South Africans can end up paying almost R25 per litre.
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Source: Briefly News