30 Oct

UASA Media Release: 30 October 2023

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

UASA welcomes the relief the lower fuel price will bring to motorists and commuters from Wednesday. The latest price cut will positively influence inflation, workers’ budgets, building up their festive season savings and other household costs.

As announced by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) today, both grades of petrol will decrease by 178c/L and diesel by 82c/L and 85c/L, respectively. Illuminating paraffin is set to drop by 97c/L, and LPGas will increase by 149c/kg.

Although a relief to many, the adjusted fuel price is still relatively high compared to the R21.40/L price mark at the beginning of the year.

UASA urges its members and other workers to make wise travel arrangements ahead of the festive season, keeping in mind that January, with its education-linked expenses like school or university fees, school uniforms and books, is around the corner.

We hope the fuel price decrease trend will continue in the following months as this will relieve financially stressed workers who wish to save a few rands to spend towards their households.

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

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