02 Apr

UASA Media Release: 2 April 2024

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

As of midnight, motorists will reach deeper into their pockets to keep up with the hefty fuel price increases for April.

Living expenses have become a nightmare for workers who are already bent over backwards to look after their families.

The South African Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged last week brought some relief, but rising fuel prices remain a burden as the ripple effect is felt in the prices of basic needs and services. Workers are also expected to pay more for electricity following Eskom’s more than 12% price increase yesterday.

According to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, 93 ULP petrol will increase by 0.65c/L, and 95 ULP petrol grade will cost 0.67c/L more. Diesel 0.05% (wholesale) will increase by 3c/L, and diesel 0.005% (wholesale) will decrease by 2c/L in Gauteng.

The price of illuminating paraffin will fall by 29c a litre, while the maximum retail price of LP Gas will drop by 19c/kg. Atleast some respite for those most vulnerable that use these products for cooking and heating.

UASA encourages its members and fellow South Africans to spend frugally, given these spiraling costs that are largely unavoidable.

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162 .

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