04 December 2017, Cape Town:
The Department of Energy has announced that the price of petrol for all grades will increase by 71 cents a litre from midnight tomorrow.
The hefty fuel hike had been expected as a result of higher international prices and the rand's recent weakness against the US dollar, but it still comes as a blow to motorists planning long holiday journeys.
The latest increase will take the price of 95 octane petrol to R14,76 per litre inland and R14,27 at the coast.
Diesel will increase by between 57.3 cents and 60.3 cents a litre.