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UASA Media Release: 31 January 2023
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
Motorists and commuters will have to pay more for fuel and transport as prices go up again at midnight today.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) announced this afternoon that the price for 93 and 95 unleaded petrol would increase by 52c and 58c a litre, respectively. Diesel consumers will pay between 22c and 33c more. Illuminating paraffin users must chip in 38c per litre more from midnight.
Workers are awaiting news regarding the national fuel levy that may be announced in Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s National Budget Speech in mid-February. Fuel levy increases will come into effect in April in tandem with the proposed electricity adjustments, causing a blow to workers who will have to fork out more for both items and still find practical ways to make ends meet.
The cost of living is soaring out of control for the man in the street. While we wait for Eskom to get its act together to deliver electricity at a reasonable price consistently, UASA encourages its members and fellow South Africans to live within their means and hold on to the little they have in the meantime.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.