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Petrol price hike expected next week

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Motorists can expect a record price hike in fuel next week. That’s according to estimates from the Automobile Association.

Petrol is set for a massive increase of 73 cents a litre, diesel may see a 39 cents jump, and paraffin up by 37 cents. But that is before additional April fuel levies kick in.

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When one factor in the levies, petrol could rise by as much as R1 a litre and diesel by 66 cents a litre. The higher international price of oil is the main reason behind the hike.

In other news – Noxolo Grootboom at a loss for words as Ramaphosa shifts family meeting for her last bulletin

The people spoke and the president obliged! President Cyril Ramaphosa was initially scheduled to host a family meeting on Tuesday at 7 pm as experts expressed fears about a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the Easter holiday.

The problem is, veteran isiXhosa newsreader Noxolo Grootboom is set to retire after 37 years in the industry. Her last bulletin is on Tuesday night, also at 7 pm. Learn more

Source: eNCA