Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
4 Aug 2021
5:20 am

How the fuel price increase affects you

Asanda Matlhare

Concerned motorist, Khululile Mkhize, said the fuel increase would make matters worse for the already fragile economy.

The DMRE’s self-adjusting slate mechanism rules will also add a 6.58 cent per litre levy on petrol and diesel, further pushing up fuel prices for August. Photo for illustration: iStock 

Motorists are urged to brace themselves as a fuel hike kicked in overnight. The Automobile Association (AA) released a statement which stated all fuel types would be more expensive this month when the department of mineral resources and energy (DMRE) adjusted fuel prices for August. “Unleaded petrol 95 cost R14.86 a litre in January, compared to the expected new price of R18.22. A litre of diesel cost R13 in January, compared to the expected August price of R15.56 a litre,while a litre of illuminating paraffin was expected to cost around R9.61 when the price was adjusted for August, compared to...