Motorists will face large fuel price hikes on Wednesday 6 July 2022, as the petrol levy cut falls from R1.50 a litre to 75c. Petrol prices will be hiked by R2.37 (93) and R2.57 (95) a litre, while diesel prices will rise by R2.31 (0.05% sulphur) and R2.30 (0.005% sulphur) a litre, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced. Photographer Ayanda Ndamane/ AFrican News Agency(ANA)
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said the current inflation in fuel prices would have an adverse effect on South Africans.
On Wednesday, the price of petrol is set to increase by R2.37 cents a litre for 93 octane, and 95 octane will rise by R2,57 cents a litre. Diesel is going up by between R2,30 and R2,31 cents a litre.
Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi said it is the department’s mandate to administer and pay social grants to qualifying people, small businesses and those less fortunate who would bear the brunt of the latest fuel increase.
“Sassa’s mandate is to administer and pay social grants to qualifying people.”