"At the time we also argued that any increases should be in line with inflation which, we note today, is at its lowest since March 2015 at 4.4%,” said the AA. “Instead, the increases are sizable and more than double current inflation."The increase in the levies will see an increase of 52c per litre in the fuel price. At the moment, a litre of unleaded petrol costs R13.90 inland, and R13.49 at the coast. These prices will increase to R14.42 and R14.01, respectively.
"Coupled with the increase in VAT, the increase to the fuel levies means South Africans, especially the poor, will, in our opinion, be faced with substantial hikes in their day-to-day living expenses. Many of these people will simply not be able to absorb them." Save on your monthly premiums and put that money toward keeping your tank full.