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  • SA petrol price goes up 39 cents per litre tonight…to the highest it’s ever been
    Posted by on Feb 4th, 2014

    At midnight tonight the South African petrol price will go up 39 cents a litre which will see motorists getting screwed with paying just under R14 per litre…the highest price it’s ever been. The third time since December last year that the petrol price has increased. This along with the recent hike in the interest rate by 50 basis points and the weak Rand means South Africans will need to tighten their sphincters wallets over the coming months.

    And if that’s not depressing enough for you then spoiler alert…the Automobile Association says if “the rand’s depreciation continued unchecked, a petrol price of R16 per litre was possible in the medium-term”.

    Visually interpreted like so…

    SA petrol price increase

    Ya…best you learn how to ride a bicycle or get some decent walking shoes.

    “Last week, SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus said the weak rand exchange rate affected the petrol price, which in December and January increased by an accumulative 55 cents per litre.

    A further increase in the petrol price of 30 cents per litre was expected in February due to the weak exchange rate.

    The AA expressed concern that the knock-on inflationary effect of the recent fuel price hikes would send further shocks into the economy.” [iol]

    I’m so happy i could stab myself in the eye with a rusty blunt fork.

    February 02, 2014 at 8:30 am

    It absolutely mystifies me why they do this kak to the consumers.

    Surely if they did the following:
    1) implement the death penalty so that our taxes are not increased to feed the prisoners
    2) lower our taxes
    3) lower the price of petrol
    4) lower the price of food
    5) lower the price of electricity
    6) increase salaries properly so that one does not struggle with the cost of living

    Then maybe it would be a win-win scenario for everyone…

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