Motorists will be scrambling to fill up their tanks today as another petrol price hike comes into effect on Wednesday.
95 Octane petrol – will cost R2. 57 cents more per litre, that takes the price at the pumps, to just under R26 per litre.
While the price of Diesel increases by R2.31 cents per litre.
LP Gas also goes up – that increases – by R2.18 a kilogram.
The announcement was made by the Mineral Resources and Energy Department on Monday.
The Automobile Association’s Layton Beard says they’re calling for a review of the fuel price.
“There’s a need to interrogate all the components of the fuel price to determine whether all these components are still necessary in the existing formula and to establish if the current calculations of these components are correct. The longer this review is not initiated the longer the country will wait for longer lasting solutions”.
Meanwhile, taxi mother body Santaco admits that the fuel price hike will place more financial strain on their commuters.
Santaco says the increases are making the cost of living unaffordable for commuters.
Western Cape Spokesperson Makhosandile Tumana says the government needs to intervene.
“ We feel that our government has a full responsibility to protect our commuters in this matter. We will try to engage with the government to get an amicable solution”.