NATIONAL NEWS - South African consumers who are already cash-strapped and under financial strain, can look forward to some relief.
While the country is reeling under lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus as well as being downgraded to junk status by Moody's Investors Service, the minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe announced a considerable price drop at the petrol pump for April.
South Africa's fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors.
The country imports both crude oil and finished products at a price set at international level, which includes factors such as shipping costs.
Prices effective from 1 April (per litre)
- Petrol 95 decreases with R1,88 (inland) and R1,94 (coastal);
- Petrol 93 decreases with R1,76 (inland) and R1,82 (coastal);
- Diesel 0,05% decreases with R1,34 (inland) and R1,40 (coastal);
- Diesel 0,005% decreases with R1,35 (inland) and R1,41 (coastal);
- Illuminating paraffin decreases with R1,84 (inland) and R1,98 (coastal).
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