The Road Freight Association has outlined the impact of fuel price hikes on consumer pockets, saying transport cost increases could result in people struggling financially to get to work. Motorists in South Africa are facing yet another big hike in the fuel price from Wednesday.
Economists have warned that higher fuel prices will have an impact on households.
This week, motorists are paying less at the pumps after the Energy Department’s announcement that the price of all grades of petrol decreased by 9c a litre.
The Department of Energy last week announced a record high increase in the price of fuel.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that petrol will increase by R1 a litre in Gauteng and other inland provinces, pushing the price per litre to R17.32.