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Drop in fuel price excellent news for workers and the poor

The drop of 36c a litre in the pump price of petrol, as well as 47c/l for diesel and 30 c/l for paraffin is excellent news for South Africa’s workers.

After the recently announced VAT increase shock which promises to put workers at an immediate disadvantage, the lower fuel price will offer some interim relief, albeit for a short period of time, bearing in mind that the fuel levy of 52c per litre will be introduced on 1 April 2018.

UASA hopes, for the sake of the workers and the poor, that there will be a ripple effect as a result and that there will also be a reprieve in the price of products that will now be transported at lower cost, and the price of public transport, at least until the next increase in the fuel price.

South Africa’s workers and the poor must be assisted in every way possible to progress to a better and more affordable life.


For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Andre Venter at 083 251 3274.