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Petrol prices will be hiked by R1,71-cents a litre on Wednesday

VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle and other South African motorists is facing a significant fuel price increase for the month of September. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy yesterday afternoon confirmed petrol prices will be hiked by R1,71 a litre on Wednesday. The wholesale price of diesel will be increased by no less than R2,84. Illuminating paraffin prices will be hiked by R2,78 a litre. According to the DMRE, fuel prices are rising as a result of stronger international oil prices as well as a weaker rand. There was no Slate Levy contribution to September’s pricing structure, however the DMRE did approve a five cent per litre increase to accommodate wage increases for fuel station employees. The huge increases will cause more pain for all South Africans, with the diesel hike having an especially detrimental effect on farmers and the transport sector.

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