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26
Nov

Former beggar’s kind act to help motorist whose car broke down lands him a job

When motorists pull up next to Sibongiseni Nkosi in Auckland Park, he smiles, waves and asks them about their day. But unlike a month ago, he does not have to beg them for food or small change. Instead, 22-year-old Nkosi is proudly earning his keep as a trainee petrol attendant to support himself and gran at home. And it is all thanks to his kind act of helping motorist Vic…

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18
Nov

Petrol price fluctuates as fundamentals tread water

October's mixed fuel price picture has continued into November, with petrol showing an increase and other fuels dropping. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. Rise and fall The Association says the underlying fundamentals have been treading water in the first half of November.¬†This has given rise to a predicted increase of 11 cents…

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18
Nov

SA’s Fuel Economy Tour: Increasingly close competition highlights day 3

The competition got really tight for the coveted best-performing brand award as well as in several of the classes in the inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB as the five-day event ended its third day in Port Elizabeth yesterday. Suzuki maintained its lead over Renault in the battle for the brand with the lowest combined average fuel consumption recorded for its best three vehicles, but it…

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15
Nov

Price of petrol to rise and diesel to drop in December, predicts AA

October's mixed fuel price picture has continued into November, with petrol showing an increase and other fuels dropping. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The association says the underlying fundamentals have been treading water in the first half of November. This has given rise to a predicted increase of 11c a litre for…

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06
Nov

Good news: Petrol, diesel will be cheaper from Wednesday

The petrol price, for both 93 and 95 grades, will be cheaper by 13c a litre from Wednesday this week. Diesel prices will be cut by 16c (0.05% sulphur) and 14c (0.005% sulphur) respectively. Illuminating paraffin prices will be 23c a litre lower. The cuts, announced by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, are largely¬† thanks to a stronger rand during the past month. South Africa imports more…

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01
Nov

WATCH | Here’s how a car will perform with the wrong fuel in it

It is almost unimaginable to fathom the possibility of throwing the wrong type of fuel into your car. Besides the personal embarrassment, it will likely cost you a pretty penny because everything fuel related is affected by something as simple as petrol or diesel. Doing it on purpose As the video from Fifth Gear shows, a petrol powered Ford Escort and its diesel Opel Astra counterpart were given opposite doses…

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