South African motorists will have to fork out an additional 88 cents for a litre of petrol from Wednesday (April 6, 2016), the Department of Energy said on Saturday.
The petrol price will cost R12.62 per litre in Gauteng, and includes a 30 cents a litre rise in the fuel levy announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget.
This represents a massive 7.5% increase from March, while wholesale diesel will rise nearly 10%, the energy department said.
From 6 April, motorists will pay the following:
- Petrol 95 – 88c/litre
- Petrol 93 – 86c/litre
- Diesel – 97c/litre
Gordhan noted in his budget speech in February that the general fuel levy will be raised by 30 cents/litre to R2.85/litre for petrol and R2.70/litre for diesel.