By: Kaya 959 news
The petrol price in South Africa went up on Wednesday, 3 March.
• Petrol 95 increased by 65 cents per litre;
• Petrol 93 increased by 65 cents per litre;
• Diesel 0.05% increased by 54 cents per litre;
• Diesel 0.005% increased by 56 cents per litre;
• Illuminating Paraffin increased by 47 cents per litre.
The increase is because of international petroleum costs increasing, and the movement in the rand/dollar exchange rate.
South Africans are also dealing with an increase in food prices and an increase in electricity tariffs.
The Automobile’s Association Layton Beard says that cash strapped South Africans will be hard hit by the increase.
SA reacts to the petrol price increase
South Africans have taken to Twitter to share how the petrol price has affected them.
LPG price increased to discourage people from unnecessary eating
Rail Ticket price increased to discourage people from unnecessary travel
Petrol price increased to discourage people from unnecessary driving
No Jobs to discourage people from unnecessary earning#Modi_Job_Do
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) February 25, 2021
— SSMB EMPIRE FC™ (@SSMBEMPIRE) March 2, 2021
Me taking out my old cycle after petrol price reached 100rs/litre.
My cycle to me: pic.twitter.com/7MwApe2itU
— ig: _sanskari._.Ladka_ (@anandverma1410) February 25, 2021