South African Motorists to Expect a Huge Fuel Hike This October, Mzansi Worries About Cost of Living

South African Motorists to Expect a Huge Fuel Hike This October, Mzansi Worries About Cost of Living

  • Motorists and commuters will be impacted by the fuel hike expected to take effect on Wednesday, 3 October
  • All types of fuel will see a drastic increase of over R1 per litre, with the price of petrol going over R24
  • South Africans are frustrated by the fuel hike, with many worried about the ripple effect of more expensive fuel

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JOHANNESBURG - South African motorists are expected to feel the pinch this month as drastic fuel hikes will hit on Wednesday, 4 October.

Collage image of a man stressed and some filling a car with petrol
South Africans have raised concerns about the looming fuel hike. Images: Stock Photos/Getty Images
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The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy published the fuel price changes for the month of October on Tuesday, 3 October. All types of fuel are expected to increase by over R1, reports BusinessTech.

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How much fuel will cost in October?

Both fuel grades, petrol 93 and 95, will increase by R1,08 and R1,14 per litre, respectively. Diesel 0.05% will increase by R1,97 per litre, while diesel 0.005% will increase by R1,94 per litre.

Illuminating paraffin and LPGAS will increase by R1,51 per litre and R2,50 per kg.

Fuel typeInland pricesCostal prices
Petrol 93R25,22R24,50
Petrol 95R25,68R24,96
Diesel 0.05%R25,02R24,29
Diesel 0.005%R25,22R24,53
Illuminating ParaffinR18,92R17,99
LPGAS (per kg)R34,26R31,67

According to News24, the drastic fuel hike is caused by the increase in crude oil, which went from $87.78 (R1 697,24) to $91.86 (R1 775,64) a barrel.

The Automobile Association is concerned about the latest fuel hike, saying it will impact all consumers.

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South Africans stressed about the fuel hike

@DineoMotau5 said:

"So, in Polokwane, a litre of diesel is going to be R28,12 because currently is R26,19 and were are OK with this?"

@Sthamber commented:

"There we go again. The cost to stay alive is getting more pricey."

@NqununuHQ asked:

"@DMRE_ZA, will you please explain why the Sasol fuel price moves with dollar and oil price fluctuations even though it is made from coal sourced from within our borders?"

@MosekwaTshikosi commented:

"SA's BRICS partners, Russia and Saudi Arabia plan even more oil production cuts, a move that will result in even more pain for the SA economy. Gotta love that BRICS "game changer"!"

@Ribes_L said:

"Guys this is too much aowa ."

@NiniMthimkulu said:

"Retail already adjusting its prices. Groceries are already expensive, now prices are going to be ridiculously higher. Sibulaleni once"


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Bajaj driver at Engen garage reveals full tank of petrol costs R170

Briefly News previously reported that a Bajaj driver who made a stop at Engen garage had caught the attention of South Africans. He was recorded filling up his car with petrol.

The driver calmly answered a motorist at the garage who asked him about his fuel expenses. He said he spent R170 to fill up his tank.

The TikTok footage was uploaded by @zaliszalis5 and garnered 338 000 views in a short period.

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