Following the African National Congress’s statement pleading with the government to ease fuel levies and taxes, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has addressed the issue of petrol prices at the Union Buildings on Thursday.
Ramaphosa’s political party requested an increase in petrol reserves, freezing or decreasing the fuel levy, and stabilising governance and finances at the Road Accident Fund, PetroSA and Central Energy Fund.
This impassioned plea comes following record high fuel hikes, with another rise in price expected next month. South Africans are now paying over R16 per liter following a 26c hike this week.
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Amid threats of a national shutdown surrounding unaffordable fuel, President Ramaphosa addressed journalists outside the Union Buildings on Thursday, BusinessTech reports.
“We, as a go ...