BY: Poelano Malema
The price of fuel has increased in South Africa.
As of Wednesday, 7 April 2021, South Africans are now forking out between R1 and 95 cents more per litre of petrol.
The price of 95 (ULP and LRP) increased by R1 while the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) increased by 95 cents a litre.
Diesel 0.05% increased by 65 cents per litre, while Diesel 0.005% increased by 63 cents per litre.
These prices don’t include the fuel tax hike.
In his budget speech in February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the General Fuel Levy will have a 15c per litre increase while Road Accident Fund Levy will have an 11c per litre increase.
According to Business Tech, filling a 50 litre tank of fuel (95 octane) will cost R866 and R855 for 93 octane, which means you will pay R313 towards taxes every time you fill up in South Africa.
South Africans have shared their frustrations over the increased petrol price.
Below are some of their comments.
2020 December 19th, petrol price was R13.77, April 7th 2021 petrol price is R17.77 (Inland_Thohoyandou). Welcome to South Africa. No wonder others just buy R40.00 once.??♂️??. #AceMagashule #April #DrTumi #ndlozi pic.twitter.com/hMgJRYS8M7
— Funie Khotsia Nduvhodzawe ??? (@FSilimela) April 7, 2021
The price of Petrol in #SouthAfrica is madness and a ripoff. Things have only gotten worse for everyone
— ☺☃Taheer™© (@tayleyjones) April 7, 2021
Petrol price going up in South Africa tomorrow – record levels. Blame the ANC government for that. Don’t blame white people, it’s the ANC government. The ANC government that has won national elections since the dawn of the country’s democracy.
— Phumlani M. Majozi (@PhumlaniMMajozi) April 6, 2021
The cost of living in South Africa is unnecessarily high
Petrol price went up
Electricity units will decrease
Its only a matter of time before taxi businesses increase prices
Meanwhile our salaries are still the same.
— Mr Makhasane (@KSomething10) April 7, 2021