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23
May

CARBON TAX SENDS UP FUEL PRICE!

SOUTH Africans have come to expect regular increases in the petrol price. At the beginning of the month, the price rose to R16,48 a litre. According to the AA, motorists will have to prepare themselves for yet another price increase at the beginning of next month. The AA says the coming carbon tax is likely to add 9c a litre to the petrol price and 10c to the diesel price.…

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22
May

Fuel in Zimbabwe will now cost over R20 a litre

Zimbabwe has announced a massive fuel price hike after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel. Fuel prices increased by 46% for petrol and 49% for diesel on Tuesday, according to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority. The price of petrol has increased to RTGS$4.97, up from RTGS$3.36. A litre of diesel will cost RTGS$4.89, up from RTGS$3.22. RTGS$ stands…

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20
May

WATCH: Driver dragged from vehicle in Durban petrol station hijacking

Police are searching for a suspect linked to a hijacking at a petrol station near Phoenix, Durban. The incident, which was caught on CCTV footage, took place on Thursday night. Police said the motorist had stopped at the petrol station to fill up shortly after 21:00. A video doing the rounds on social media shows the car stopping between petrol pumps before the passenger steps out of the vehicle. The…

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16
May

Diesel spill: SABC radio building a ‘no-go zone’, floors might need to be knocked out

The SABC's Radio Park building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, remains sealed off on Thursday as cleanup operations continue, following a diesel spill on Wednesday. News24 reported that 2 000 litres of diesel had leaked from a generator on the 15th floor. Employees were evacuated and were told to stay at home on Thursday, SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu told News24. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said three patients suffered the effects of…

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16
May

Fuel price not expected to change much in June – AA

The price of fuel is not expected to change much in June, according to the latest projection by the Automobile Association. "The overall picture is of little change," the AA said on Wednesday, after reviewing unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter here While the rand had weakened somewhat, the international price of oil had also declined. The AA said this points to…

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16
May

Fuel price outlook: Petrol, diesel to increase at month end – AA

Fuel data for May 2019 "is showing a listless fuel price picture", reports the Automobile Association (AA), quoting unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The AA says: "The overall picture is of little change. The Rand has slipped marginally by thirteen cents against the US dollar since the Department of Energy's surprise early announcement of the May fuel price on Sunday, April 28." The Association…

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15
May

SEE: Petrol price hikes – world’s most expensive fuel

As South African motorists reel from ongoing petrol price hikes we look at fuel prices around the world. On average, motorists are currently paying the equivalent of R16.27 per litre for fuel, reports  Globalpetrolprices.com. In terms of the most expensive petrol price, motorists in Hong Kong are currently paying $2.22 (R31.68) followed by Zambia at $2.16. https://www.wheels24.co.za/Fuel_Focus/see-petrol-price-hikes-worlds-most-expensive-fuel-20190514

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15
May

SEE: Fuel focus – World’s cheapest petrol price

Oil-producing countries benefit from the some of the cheapest fuel prices in the world. Venezuela tops the list as the lowest price for petrol in the world at $0.01 (R0.14) per litre, compare to South African motorists currently paying R16.48 per litre. READ: Here's what our neighbouring African countries are paying for fuel   https://www.wheels24.co.za/Fuel_Focus/see-fuel-focus-worlds-cheapest-petrol-price-20190513

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13
May

Councillor burnt, rushed to hospital, after petrol bomb attack on Randfontein home

Police are appealing for the public's assistance in helping them track down suspects who petrol bombed a councillor's home in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, on Sunday. The councillor suffered "extensive injuries" to his upper body, police say. Officers rushed to the 58-year-old's home with their explosives unit following the incident that occurred between 04:00 and 05:00. "While circumstances surrounding this incident as well as a motive are yet to be determined, police…

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10
May

SEE: Petrol price hikes – here’s what our neighbouring African countries are paying for fuel

Fuel prices have increased again in South Africa putting more strain on motorists and the local economy. As South African road users reel from high fuel prices, we look at the fuel-price situation in neighbouring countries. As Zimbabwe finally recovers from months of exorbitant petrol prices, spare a though for Zambian motorists who are paying $2.16 per litre of fuel. The average price of fuel around the world is $1.14.…

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