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    Petrol price to increase in January

    Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets as all grades of petrol are due to increase next Wednesday. The Department of Energy has announced that a 93 octane will rise by 50 cents a litre, while 95 octane will increase by 48 cents. Meanwhile, a litre of Diesel (0.05% Sulphur) and will increase […]

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    R 16 per litre for petrol possible says AA

    A dramatic slump in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate is the chief culprit in the hefty fuel price hikes announced today. This is the view of the Automobile Association which has said that if the Rand’s depreciation continues unchecked, a price of R16 per litre at the pumps is possible in the medium […]

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    Petrol price set to rise

    The price of all grades of petrol is to go up by 81 cents as of next week, the Energy Department announced yesterday. As of next Wednesday, a litre of petrol will cost motorists in Gauteng R 13.08, while it will cost R12.73 at the coast. The latest fuel hike follows on the February rise […]

  • How the petrol price is calculated

    In the last 10 years, South African petrol prices have increased, on average, by 11% per annum. This rate is unsustainable, especially given its disproportionate impact on the poor. A litre of petrol cost R 3.77 in Gauteng in April 2001. Today, a litre of petrol in Gauteng costs a whopping R 11.94. If the […]

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