Barely two weeks after the most recent fuel hike comes rumours of another increase, predicted by the Automobile Association of South Africa.
The fuel price currently sits at over R17 a litre with no end in sight as the AA predicts that petrol will increase by 40c a litre in addition to increases of 70c and 65c per litre for diesel and illuminating paraffin respectively.
#FuelPrice JUST IN: More pain for motorists as fuel prices are expected to increase at the end of October. The AA predicts that Petrol will increase by 40c/l
Diesel by 70c/l and Illuminating Paraffin could spike by 65c/l.
— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) October 15, 2018
Public sentiment about the increases have resulted in numerous threats to strike and an actual strike happened in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
To combat the knock-on effect of the increases, government recently set up a task team to investigate the viability of a fixed fuel price.
The task team will present its findings to parliament on 18 October.