UASA Media Release: 05 January 2022
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
UASA welcomes the good news of a lower fuel price for motorists. The petrol price decreased at midnight by 68c/l and 71c/l for both 93 and 95 unleaded while 0.05% sulphur diesel now costs 67c/l less and 0.005% 69.8c/l less following an overall hefty fuel price increase in excess of 30% for 2021.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin decreased by 71c/L and the maximum price for liquid petroleum gas fell by 70c/kg. The trend however for 2021, has also seen overall hefty increases over 30% which places enormous strain on consumers, many whom are amongst the most vulnerable and financially strapped.
Motorists who are travelling back from different holiday destinations will save a few rands on fuel, and we expect this to be particularly welcome news for parents who must pay the new year’s school and study fees and who must buy school uniforms, books and stationery.
We hope the fuel price decrease trend will continue in the following months as this will bring relief for workers who are financially stressed and hope to save a few rands of their disposable income, to spend toawrds their households.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162 .